How did the largest and most culturally powerful countries like England, France and Germany influence public debates in smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg? What roles have transnational cultures played in the process of European integration between 1815 and 1992?
This project explores these questions by using large volumes of textual materials, in the form of long runs of digitized newspapers, pamphlets etc., and applies multi-lingual text mining techniques to explore intercultural references across time and space.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 291827. The project Asymmetrical Encounters is financially supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, BMBF via PT-DLR, DASTI, ETAG, FCT, FNR, FNRS, FWF, FWO, HAZU, IRC, LMT, MHEST, NWO, NCN, RANNÍS, RCN, VR and The European Community FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.