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Jan Vos: ‘analysing the identity of Amsterdam as a creative city’

Jan Vos: ‘analysing the identity of Amsterdam as a creative city’

For the last eightteen months we have been working on the second phase of the database ONSTAGE: eventually it will contain information of the repertoire of the City Theatre of Amsterdam since the new building at the Leidseplein in 1774 till now. By collecting information from advertisements, […]

Opera sans Frontières after Brexit?

Opera sans Frontières after Brexit?

By Mascha van Nieuwkerk Studying opera as a borderless art form has never been as relevant as it is now that the Brexit referendum of June 2016 is having its first direct effects on daily live in Britain. From early British history until the present […]

Digital Art History in Dublin

Digital Art History in Dublin

Johannes Vermeer is currently the most renowned Dutch genre painter. Yet he was only one of many artists who excelled in capturing everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. Even though these painters were active in different Dutch cities, their work bears strong similarities in style, subject […]

Amsterdam Time Machine in Nature News Feature

Nature, the international weekly journal of science, reported last month about the creation of time machines. Especially the Venice Time Machine; the ambitious project aims to digitize 1,000 years of Venetian history. Founder Frédéric Kaplan hopes that Venice is just a starting point. The Venice […]

Pre-PhD project TOPIC receives PhD-grant from NWO

The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted a PhD-scholarship to our Pre-PhD Fellow Lucas van der Deijl. The project is one of the 20 selected PhD-studies that will be financed from NWO’s fund ‘PhD’s in the Humanities 2017’. Lucas will start his research […]

We’re hiring! 3 positions in the fields of Art History and Music History

Please click on the links below for more info: Pre PhD fellow Digital Art History Pre PhD fellow Digital Music History SA Digital Music History  

CREATE Salon: Digital Search & Storytelling in History

This month’s topic of our CREATE Salon is Digital Search & Storytelling in History: user-technology relations and the affordances of digital (re)search tools. New digital search tools offer new ways to explore digital or digitized collections. However, how do researchers make use of these new […]

CREATE Salon: Digitizing the Enlightenment

CREATE Salon: Digitizing the Enlightenment

This month’s topic of our CREATE Salon is ‘Digitizing the Enlightenment‘, with presentations by: Prof. dr. Alicia de Montoya, Mr. dr. Helwi Blom, Rindert Jagersma MA, and dr. Juliette Reboul Middlebrow Enlightenment. Disseminating Ideas, Authors and Texts in Europe (1665-1820) (MEDIATE) MEDIATE is an ERC-funded digital humanities […]

Next Digital History Workshop GIS #2 Mapping Historical Data

Next Digital History Workshop GIS #2 Mapping Historical Data

This upcoming session of the Create Digital History Workshop is the second session of a three-part workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS); the digital toolbox for researchers working with geographic and spatial data. The aim of the Mapping Historical Data session is to build a basic understanding of the functionalities of […]

Next Digital History Workshop: GIS #1 From Networks to Maps

Next Digital History Workshop: GIS #1 From Networks to Maps

The next CREATE Digital History Workshop session is the first in a three-part series devoted to Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS is the digital toolbox for researchers working with geographic and spatial data. In this GIS From Networks to Maps session we will examine the interplay of spatial analysis and […]