“Because I had something to say”, is an exibition of the works of 19th Century Female Authors. It is organised by the HERA TT project (http://travellingtexts.huygens.knaw.nl), which is one of the origins of the newly set up DARIAH working group Women Writers in History. It can be visited in the Utrecht Public Library, and features women writers from 19th-century Utrecht. The exhibition uses documents and archival materials from the Museum of Dutch Literature in The Hague. It is accompanied by lectures, walks along “writers’ places”, and also led to the online version presented in http://literatuurmuseum.nl.
This HERA TT project continued on earlier NWO, SURF, CLARIN and COST projects going on and succeeding to each other since 2004. All these projects generated a large European network collaborating together in (http://www.womenwriters.nl/) and around an online research database, recently (during HERA TTT 2013-2016) developed into a VRE entitled NEWW (New approaches to European Women’s Writing: http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/womenwriters). The network now became the DARIAH Working Group Women Writers in History (WWIH).
The aim of the WWIH Working Group is to consolidate and further extend the network, prepare connections between existing online projects within the field of women’s authorship and reception before 1920, and support initiatives for preparing new international research collaboration, trying at the same time to touch and include students.
For further information about joining the Working Group, using the NEWW VRE, or presenting proposals for publication in the book series Women Writers in History (Brill, Leiden), please contact one of these colleagues:
Suzan van Dijk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francesca Scott, Huygens ING (email@example.com) (The Netherlands)
Amelia Sanz (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Hilde Hoogenboom (email@example.com), Arizona State University (United States)
Nadezhda Alexandrova (firstname.lastname@example.org), Univeristy of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Viola Capkova (email@example.com), University of Turku (Finland)