Opendata, web and dolomites

WomenWritingSaints SIGNED

Women Writing Saints: Proto-feminist Discourses in Religious texts written by Women in Counter-Reformation Italy

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 WomenWritingSaints project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the WomenWritingSaints project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "WomenWritingSaints" about.

synergy    writers    university    disclose    generate    perugia    examined    rome    society    frame    extensive    discourses    central    categories    patterns    women    extraordinary    council    1563    picture    alternative    narratives    countering    valuable    time    italy    1700    sweden    close    inquiry    dr    religious    norway    feminist    prose    circulation    misapprehension    professor    norwegian    ideas    disseminate    undoubted    cultural    tridentine    florence    manages    proto    interdisciplinary    unn    stella    materials    accounts    birgitta    writing    hagiographical    patriarchal    exploring    international    falkeid    2018    archival    censorship    sacred    searches    repression    agency    female    legacy    2021    autobiographical    overarching    scholarly    texts    thoroughly    oslo    fellow    unexpected    database    counter    revise    create    supervised    parts    diverse    accepted    writings    italian    post    history    premise    lay    pervade    material    understudied    modern    provides    grounds    overlap    data    argue    era    oppressive    ownership    literature    authored    womenwritingsaints    confessional    political    literary    contemporary    recast    reformation    letters   

Project "WomenWritingSaints" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: PROBLEMVEIEN 5-7
city: OSLO
postcode: 313

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Total cost 202˙158 €
 EC max contribution 202˙158 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-08-15   to  2021-08-14


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITETET I OSLO NO (OSLO) coordinator 202˙158.00


 Project objective

WomenWritingSaints is an interdisciplinary project exploring the religious literature authored by different categories of early modern women writers in post-Tridentine Italy (1563-1700), bringing together literary studies, cultural history, the history of ideas and women’s studies. The sacred writings authored by women writers provides extraordinary grounds for challenging the misapprehension that the Counter-Reformation was an era of overarching repression and censorship. WomenWritingSaints will argue against this premise through an inquiry into the hagiographical production of lay and religious women that will disclose unexpected proto-feminist and political patterns in their writings. By exploring a diverse range of understudied material, including prose writing, hagiographical texts, letters and autobiographical confessional accounts, the fellow, Dr. Stella will revise our understanding of the Counter-Reformation and thoroughly recast the accepted picture of post-Tridentine religious production through a close focus on the key role of female agency.

The research, to be based at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, will encompass extensive archival searches in Central Italy (Rome, Florence and Perugia) and will create an open-access database with valuable data on the circulation and ownership of the materials examined. The project will be supervised by Unn Falkeid, Professor of History of Ideas at the University of Oslo, who manages the international interdisciplinary research project, ‘The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden’ funded by the Research Council of Norway (2018-2021). There is undoubted potential to generate significant valuable research synergy given the overlap in aims and time frame between the two projects. Beyond its scholarly value, the project aims to disseminate important alternative narratives of the history of women, countering oppressive patriarchal discourses which still pervade parts of contemporary Italian and European society.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "WOMENWRITINGSAINTS" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "WOMENWRITINGSAINTS" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

MAREITA (2018)

Mapping Remediation in Italian Literature Beyond the Digital Revolution

Read More  

UncoveRNAi (2019)

Deciphering the mechanisms of antiviral RNA interference in mammals

Read More  

Biochip-images (2019)

A Breast Cancer Biomarker Point of CarePOCDiagnostic Platform Integrating Dual-Functionalized Nanoparticle for Magnetic Gradient Ranking and Electrochemical Sensing

Read More