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 Current Research Projects

​The Four Freedoms Project

A qualitative approach to investigating the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms [Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion] in the speeches of the award recipients in Middelburg since 1982. The research project focusses on the systematic analysis of the textual data in the Roosevelt Study Center archive using corpus and coding methods.

Project Participants

Supervisors:    Prof dr. M. Burke & Dr. A. Luscombe

Student Participants:  Charlotte Berends, Luuk van Kessel and Remco Zwetsloot

Grants secured:   A Sirius summer research grant (Berends/Luscombe/Burke)

Presentations planned: Rhetoric conference ‘weapons of mass seduction’ (University of Ghent/RSC Middelburg, November 2013 & Four Freedoms conference (UCR, May 2014)

Output  Three separate publications planned in the course of 2014 and 2015 (details to follow)