L.I.S.A. - The Science Portal of The Gerda Henkel Foundation gives in its acronym the portal’s key themes: Lesen, Informieren, Schreiben and Austauschen – or in English: Read, Inform, Write and Exchange. Not least, L.I.S.A helps us remember the founder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Lisa Maskell, who in 1976 set up the foundation in memory of her mother Gerda Henkel. L.I.S.A. is hence firmly anchored in the foundation’s traditions while at the same time is reflecting current and future research needs.
L.I.S.A. is open to all scholars and funded researchers of the Gerda Henkel Foundation as well as to everyone interested in topics drawn from the field of the historical humanities. All are invited to fill the portal with relevant articles from the historical disciplines, to add their knowledge and to quickly and dynamically exchange questions, results and viewpoints.
L.I.S.A. provides comprehensive topic files, invites young academics to online lectures and expert discussions, offers a platform for video articles from everyday academic life, stimulates professional discussions and creates a public for book reviews, exhibition criticism and event announcements. L.I.S.A. also offers young researchers the opportunity for high-profile presentation of their dissertation projects, to exchange views and to involve themselves in every topic.
The editorial office of L.I.S.A. is to be found at the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s headquarters in Düsseldorf. From there key topics, articles and discussions are planned and overseen.