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.
cultural transfer; digital humanities; distant reading / close reading; literary history; women writers