New Paths to the Past. Literary Cultural Heritage as Source Material for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Literature is a unique historical source: it treats and problematizes societal and individual issues through the stagings of the imagination. It thus constitutes a seminal source material relevant not only to literary and linguistic researchers, but also for many other fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. For its true potential to be realized, this material needs to be digitized and made available for exploration with advanced tools. Internationally, this potential is actively explored.