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Women and Minority Documentation and Digital Presentation – from Fragmented Data to Integration in the Information Society

The main objectives of the project are to change the attitude to the preservation, description and digitalization of women and minority documentation and to contribute for the democratization of the access to them as a part of cultural heritage and to make easier the access to the cultural and historical heritage of women and ethno-religious groups by encouraging the elaboration of electronic data base of the archive and oral history documents and methodologies of their implementation.

The project will contribute for a better presentation of the values of the coexistence of different cultural traditions on the Balkans and for the public visibility of minorities and marginalized by the official memory policies social groups as women. Their very voices will be heard in the society in a better way and the intercultural dialogue will be encouraged. The project will contribute to the development of new methods of collection, descriptions and cataloguing of archive documents.

The central state archives and the regional archives will be researched using archive guides, electronic catalogues, central fond card index, thematic and fond reviews and other reference books.


South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Assoc. Prof. Kristina Popova
Project Team
Assoc. Prof. Petar Vodenicharov, Assoc. Prof. Anastasija Pashova, Assoc. Prof. Marijana Piskova, Ph.D. Milena Angelova, Assist. Prof. Nurie Muratova, Assist. Prof. Doncho Georgiev

Project Partners

- Research Platform of the University of Vienna Repositioning of Women’s and Gender History in the New European Context
Project Team
Prof. Edith Saurer, Dr. Nikola Langreiter, Dr. Margareth Lanzinger

- Centre of Modern Balkan History, University of Belgrade, Philosophy Faculty, Serbia
Project Team
Assoc. Prof. Miroslav Jovanovich, Ass. Prof. Dobravka Stojanovic

- Institute of National History, Skopje, University “St.Chyril and Methodij”, Macedonia
Project Leader
Assoc. Prof. Biljana Ristovska-Josifovska

- Expert from Romania: Dr. Roxana Cheschebec


Project duration: June 2007–May 2008

1rst Workshop “Women and Minority Documents in the Social Memory of South-East Europe”, Belgrad, 26–27 October 2007


Report of 1rst Workshop (coming soon!)

The 2nd Workshop "Women's Archives - Realities, Desires, Reflexions" will take place in Vienna, 30 November-1 December 2007

Programme (coming soon!)