Theo Meder studied Dutch Language and Literature and specialized in Middle Dutch literature. He started working at the Meertens Institute in 1994 as a folk narrative researcher. He is the coordinator of the Dutch Folktale Database (www.verhalenbank.nl) and the Legend Hunter (www.sagenjager.nl). His latest project is called ISEBEL (Intelligent Search Engine for Belief Legends) that can harvest data from a Dutch, a German an a Danish folktale database, and that will facilitate queries in English.

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