COBWWWEB Connections Between Women and Writings Within European Borders


Recent NWO and COST projects funded the collection of data in view of research on the reception and internationalization of women’s literature in Europe up to the 20th century. The WomenWriters database currently contains references concerning 4.000 authors, their works and over 22.000 reception documents. To expand the research networks about female participation in the literary field we intend to: (1) connect this data to other national collections in women’s literature; (2) build a research application for scholars; and (3) create a set of standards to exchange data based on CLARIN guidelines for shared metadata and service—based infrastructures. These standards will be implemented by international partners: the Selma Lager Archive and the Literature Bank in Sweden; the Google Grant project Collaborative Annotation of Digitalized Literary Texts in Madrid; the Serbian Knjiženstvo; the Norwegian Female Robinsonades and the Swiss Women in Arcadia (1690-1800) databases.

Tool type


Tool task

browse, search

Key words

data, web-application

Research domain

Literary studies


English, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch



CLARIN centre

Huygens ING

Contact person

Dr. Suzan van Dijk


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