I have completed an internship of six weeks at the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V. which I liked so much that I continued to work there as a volunteer for another seven months. My tasks during this time were very varied. I got to know all fields of activity from working with the database where I researched and recorded biographic and monographic information of the women writers to scanning or library work. I am very grateful that I was able to learn a lot of new things as well as make many a nice and interesting experience in such a friendly and helpful team. I can only advise everyone to take a look at the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V., their works and the project „Database Women Writers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland". I also gladly recommend an internship or volunteer work since you learn and get back at least as much as you give.

Student; in 2012 I served an eight-week-long internship at the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V. in the course of my German studies which was great fun. Chief among my tasks was the research of biographies and works of Swiss women writers. Because of the varied and very fascinating work as well as the friendly team of the foundation I continued to work there after the internship as a volunteer for some time. I enjoy looking back on this time and hope that this important work of literary studies can be perpetuated!

gestorbenOur longtime co-worker and friend died on March 4th 2014 after long and severe illness.

Brigitte's death has touched all of us. While over the course of the last months and weeks we started to suspect that she would not recover it remains one of the biggest challenges in our life when we are confronted with the final departure of such a wonderful human being. Mascha Kaléko says in her poem Memento "consider: you only die your own death but you have to live with the death of others." "To live with" it, this is really very, very hard. Even if you maybe were a bit "prepared" and thought about it already, when it has happened there is so much grief and pain.

We have known Brigitte since 13 years and held her in high regard. She was a wonderful human being: always confident, helpful, full of ideas. She was a perfect fit for our project work and was very competent in practical matters as well as on a personal level. She was a very important member of our team and a big help! Her cheerfulness, her kindness, her laughter often infected us. She also had a chaotic side, yes, – but that was more of an asset than a drawback. Because: When it mattered she was there! You could always rely on her.

During our long cooperation we grew together and so a friendship developed in addition to the collegial relationship. Brigitte has done a lot for our database project and for the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V. Beyond that she was also active in politics in all those years. It was important to her to fight for a better world. With great dedication she organized events about the "unconditional basic income" and was an active member of the party THE LEFT.

Brigitte has endured her sickness with courage and endless patience. We are grateful that we had the chance to get to know and be together with her. Now she has left us forever and it hurts. She will live on in our memory.

Marion Schulz

...remembers Brigitte Kramm: I got to know Brigitte during my volunteer work (2003-2007) at the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V.. We laughed so much together and when I think of her, her helpful manner immediately comes to mind: She immediately volunteered to set up my new laptop and often gave me crucial technical advice at work! She always kept what could be interesting for others in mind. She also was the one who one day turned up with a job advertisement that exactly matched my expectations. In fact I did get the position. Brigitte always had a lot of ideas too: On the terrace of the university's GW 2 building we took our cigarette breaks together. It was then that she made the decision to finally revive the weedy flower box. A planting campaign in that all women enthusiastically took part was started. They brought seeds, flowers or herbs and of course watered them regularly afterwards. Her death affected me deeply of course also because she was at my age.

Since I am currently working on the conference proceedings I recall the previous days and am impressed with the experiences I was allowed to make thanks to the Stiftung Frauen-Literatur-Forschung e.V.. Such interesting biographies of women writers and inspiring studies by scientists have impressed me and reinforced my decision to study literature. I am also happy that I became acquainted with FrideL and got motivated to join a network of scientifically working women. I just wanted to again say thanks and give high praise from the point of view of a naive student for the conference and its preparation. I am always available to help with further projects.