The Sophie Project

The Sophie library, a literal clearing house of works by and information on early German-speaking women and their cultural, social and historical environment, has been established as a service to scholars, teachers, and students. Through this digital resource, researchers can become familiar with composers, journalists, authors, and works of whose existence they have been previously unaware. In addition, because the holdings span the period from 1740 to 1923, it makes possible types of research which would otherwise be extremely difficult and costly to complete: for example, tracing the development over time of linguistic codes and conventions, aesthetic trends, thematic emphases, and so forth, across the works contained in the library.

The Sophie Project can be found at