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Celebrating our foremothers

NEWW conference:

Celebrating our foremothers: on the occasion of the centennial of Cláudia de Campos (1860-1916)

Continuing the tradition created within the NEWW network and the COST Action "Women Writers In History", our colleague Isabel Lousada organized this conference on the occasion of the centennial of Cláudia de Campos.

This conference was held at the National Library of Portugal November 24-26 2016. See the conference website.

Main focus of the conference was on Portuguese women authors: an important number of Portuguese colleagues presented them and argued for the need of studying their works and keeping their memory alive. In the conference participated also NEWW members Marie Sorbo, Ileana Mihaila and Suzan van Dijk, who spoke about resp. Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian writer died 1716, Carmen Sylva (from Romania, who died 1916), and Dutch/Swiss Isabelle de Charrière, who died 1805, but whose correspondence is being digitized in view of it being presented on-line 2019: 40 years after the publication of the first volume of her Oeuvres complètes).

SvD, April 2016

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