Repository for Gender Studies Research to be launched on December 4
Berlin Senator for Health and Equality to press the button at a celebratory launch event
№ 324/2017 from Nov 21, 2017
"GenderOpen," the electronic platform for publishing and storing publications and findings of gender studies research is funded in part by the German Research Foundation (DFG). On Monday, December 4, 2017, it will be released online for researchers and the general public. The Berlin Senator for Health and Equality, Dilek Kolat, will press the button at a celebratory launch event in the foyer of the main building of Technische Universität Berlin. GenderOpen is a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. It is being funded with roughly 500,000 euros over a two-year period.
The electronic platform is intended to make findings from gender studies research permanently and freely accessible and stored for the long term. At the same time, it gives authors a better opportunity to publicize their gender studies research findings, opening them up to more rapid and targeted academic attention in this interdisciplinary field. The repository makes it possible to build bridges between the research history of women's studies and gender research, which has spanned several decades, and its viability as a recognized and networked field of research. The repository is an important step toward making publications and knowledge resulting from gender research more freely available through open access.
The project leaders are Dr. Anita Runge, managing director of the Margherita von Brentano Center at Freie Universität Berlin (main project leader), Dr. Karin Aleksander from the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Professor Dr. Sabine Hark from the Center for Interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies Research at Technische Universität Berlin.
Time and Location
- Monday, December 4, 2017, 2 p.m.
- Technische Universität Berlin, Main Building, Foyer, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin