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Biographical Dictionary of Swedish Women

Today, on the International Women’s Day, the new database Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon (SKBL) is made available online.

It is the product of more than two years of work by almost 400 experts, led by a group of researchers from Göteborg University. Created as a counterweight to the traditional encyclopedias that mainly focus on the achievements of men, the database contains 1000 biographies of women who have actively contributed to Swedish society – from the Middle Ages to present day. The intention is to add another thousand women to the database in the years to come.

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: www.skbl.se

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