E-research and methodological innovation in Dutch literary studies

  • Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Paul Wouters Virtual Knowledge Studio Amsterdam
Keywords: e-science, e-research, literary studies, epistemic cultures, scholarly identity


This paper studies the digitization of a well-established print bibliography for Dutch literary studies and its implications for the discipline. On the basis of qualitative interviews with users, we first compare three particular research practices in the field, and how they are affected by the digitization. Secondly we analyze the controversy that accompanied the digitization. We touch upon three prominent aspects of scholarly identity that recurrently surfaced in the discussion: research methodology, skills/tacit knowledge required on the part of the user, and the geographical/cultural space in which research is conducted.

Author Biographies

Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Erasmus University Rotterdam
PhD Student, Sociology
Paul Wouters, Virtual Knowledge Studio Amsterdam
program leader Virtual Knowledge Studio Amsterdam
How to Cite
Kaltenbrunner, W., & Wouters, P. (2010). E-research and methodological innovation in Dutch literary studies. First Monday, 15(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v15i9.3078