The concept for the Datenbank Schriftstellerinnen in Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz 1945-2008 becomes more and more concrete: A list of works of primary literature that is linked to a biographical index of women writers and translators who publish in the years 1945-2008. For the first time not only the conventional literary canon is taken into account, but a complete list of works of literary production is presented, including independently published literature within anthologies. Initially, the project was limited locally to the old Federal Republic and temporally to 40 years (1945-1985). After 1989, the East German literature is also considered. Meanwhile, women writers from Switzerland and Austria are included with their work. The reporting period now refers to the publication years 1945 until 2008.

  • 1983 begin of the work on the Datenbank Schriftstellerinnen in Deutschland 1945 ff.: A bio-bibliographical index of women writers and translators, who have since 1945 published in German language in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1990 expansion of the database through the inclusion of women writers and translators from the GDR
  • 2008 expansion of the database through the inclusion of women writers and translators from Austria and Switzerland
  • 2012 closing of the reference period with the year of publication 2008 and the associated change of name into Datenbank Schriftstellerinnen in Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz 1945-2008