Project

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

Acronym
WeChangEd
Code
41H02315
Duration
01 June 2015 → 31 May 2021
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Literary studies not elsewhere classified
Keywords
periodical studies
 
Project description

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