“Travelling TexTs” alla Nordic Digital Humanities Conference: Riflessioni sulla situazione di Digital Humanities nell’ottica della storia letteraria finlandese
In my contribution, I intend to offer a report on the first conference of Nordic Digital Humanities held in Oslo on March 15-17 2016. I begin with a brief note on the present situation of the discipline, and, following the arguments brought up during the conference, reflect on its existence, development and problems. Then I concentrate on the presentation of the HERA funded Joint Research Project Travelling TexTs 1790–1914: Transnational Reception of Women’s Writing at the Fringes of Europe (Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands) and the importance of the digital tool for the project work. I tackle the concept of distant and close reading and comment briefly on the possibilities which such projects offer in terms of new ways of writing and teaching (Finnish) literary history.