Klicktipp: FRAmes on GENder (FRAGEN): Core Feminist Texts from the 2nd Wave of Feminsim from 29 Countries in Europe – in Open Access (Portal)

FRAmes on GENder (FRAGEN) – by Atria. Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History (Web)

From 2008 until 2011 29 European women’s libraries, genderstudies departments and scholars from all over Europe have been working together in the FRAGEN project. It was hosted by Atria in Amsterdam (PDF).

The project’s website was released in 2013. It brings together books, articles and pamphlets that were influential in the development of feminist ideas during the 2nd half of the 20th century – for the first time – and for free in Open Access.

The FRAGEN-database’s goals:

  • It creates a database of the original texts on gender+equality frames that have emerged from feminist movements in Europe.
  • It facilitates comparative research into the history of feminist thinking in 29 countries: 27 EU countries, plus Croatia and Turkey.
  • It organizes and facilitates access for researchers to this database. The texts are made available in an easily accessible online database: digitised and full text – and for free.

2018 the site was relaunched and now appears with a new interface – and the new name FRAmes on GENder (Web).

The countrie’s selections:

The sources in the database can be researched in different ways. By topic, or – as here – by the selections of the single countries. Here the website offers a linkage of the with similar texts from other countries (Web).

The selection for Austria:

The selection for Austria was choosen by Erna M. Appelt, Hanna Hacker, Margit Hauser, and Lisbeth N. Trallori.

  • „Shortlist Austria“: 9 titles – with short descriptions and the original texts as scans in free Open Access (Web)
  • „Longlist Austria“: 16 titles – nomination (PDF)

FRAGEN was part of the European research project QUING (Quality in Gender + Equality Politics), FP6 Integrated project 2006-2011.