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Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe (1710-1920)

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Project "WeChangEd" data sheet

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Organization address
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

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 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙495˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙495˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2021-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT GENT BE (GENT) coordinator 1˙495˙000.00


 Project objective

This project examines a neglected aspect of the social and cultural life in Europe in the modern period: the impact of women editors on public debate. From the 1700s on, European women actively participated in the cultural arena through the journals that they edited. This project advances the hypothesis that periodical editorship enabled these women to take a prominent role in public life, to influence public opinion and to shape transnational processes of change. In order to test this hypothesis, the project will bring together a multilingual and multidisciplinary team of six researchers who will combine methodologies from literary studies, (women’s) history and the social sciences to map the transnational networks of intellectual exchange in which women editors participated, with particular attention to practices of textual transfer (including translation, adaptation, reprinting and reviewing) across language boundaries and historical periods. The project has two parts: 1) a database will take stock of women editors and their periodicals, make available new material and provide a data source for socio-textual network analysis; 2) five thematic subprojects will study the impact of women editors on some of the most significant processes of socio-cultural transformation in modern European history: the beginnings of the periodical press, the rise of the novel, domestic ideology, consumer culture and women’s rights. By examining how these processes unfolded in the press through practices of textual transfer both among women and in the larger publishing landscape, the project will not only initiate a shift in our thinking about the participation of women in society and print culture but also pave the way for pan-European research on the periodical press.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Christina Bezari
Literary Salons and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Spain. Exploring the Crónicas de Salón
published pages: 91-100, ISSN: 0263-9904, DOI: 10.1080/02639904.2018.1507294
Romance Studies 36/3 2020-03-20
2019 Bezari
Transnational Perspectives in Early Twentieth-Century Portugal: The Emergence of the Periodical Sociedade Futura (Lisbon, 1902–1904)
published pages: 39, ISSN: 0267-5315, DOI: 10.5699/portstudies.35.1.0039
Portuguese Studies 35/1 2020-03-20
2018 Jasper Schelstraete, Marianne Van Remoortel
Towards a Sustainable and Collaborative Data Model for Periodical Studies
published pages: 336-354, ISSN: 1368-8804, DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2018.1481374
Media History 25/3 2020-03-20
2018 Eloise Forestier
Madame de Staël\'s literary career in England through the lens of periodical editing : Staël\'s politics of affect
published pages: 123–37, ISSN: 0575-1276, DOI:
2019 Eloise Forestier
\"Rachel Beer, the Dreyfus Case, and the Observer: The \"\"Sponge Metaphor\"\"\"
published pages: 518-539, ISSN: 1712-526X, DOI: 10.1353/vpr.2019.0033
Victorian Periodicals Review 52/3 2020-03-20
2018 Christina Bezari
Representations of the fin-de-siècle literary salon in the chronicles of Matilde Serao
published pages: 35-48, ISSN: 0014-5858, DOI: 10.1177/0014585817753383
Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies 52/1 2020-03-20
2017 Christina Bezari
Emilia Serrano de Wilson: Entre los salones literarios y los periódicos femeninos.
published pages: 118-127, ISSN: 2328-6962, DOI: 10.1353/cnf.2017.0036
Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 33/1 2020-03-20
2018 Jasper Schelstraete, Marianne Van Remoortel
Towards a Sustainable and Collaborative Data Model for Periodical Studies
published pages: 1-19, ISSN: 1368-8804, DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2018.1481374
Media History 2020-03-20
2017 Marianne Van Remoortel
Women Editors and the Rise of the Illustrated Fashion Press in the Nineteenth Century
published pages: 269-295, ISSN: 0890-5495, DOI: 10.1080/08905495.2017.1335157
Nineteenth-Century Contexts 39/4 2020-03-20
2018 Maria Alesina
Elegance Beyond the Boundaries: The Russian Fashion Publication Modnyi magazin and the Concept of an “Elegant Woman”
published pages: 20–29, ISSN: 1994-8662, DOI:
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 2020-03-20
2016 Jasper Schelstraete, Sally Chambers, Marianne Van Remoortel
Mapping European periodical counterpublics : building a sustainable collaborative framework for European periodical studies
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts 2020-03-20
2016 Marianne Van Remoortel, Kristin Ewins, Maaike Koffeman, Matthew Philpotts
Joining Forces: European Periodical Studies as a New Research Field
published pages: 1, ISSN: 2506-6587, DOI: 10.21825/jeps.v1i1.2573
Journal of European Periodical Studies 1/1 2020-03-20

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