News

CREATE Salon: Clusters of Creativity

CREATE Salon: Clusters of Creativity

The start of the new academic semester brings new and inspiring CREATE events! The first Salon takes place on Thursday 11 October between 3:00-5:30 pm (Turfdraagsterpad 9 BG 1 eLab (0.16). This month’s topic is Clusters of Creativity. We will explore exciting new directions in […]

Workshop Methods: Film Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption in the Second World War

Workshop Methods: Film Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption in the Second World War

A Workshop on Data Collection and Analysis, Computational Methods and the Opportunities for Comparative Research   Purpose: Within the specific time frame of the Second World War, this workshop brings together researchers who study the distribution, exhibition and consumption of cinema in belligerent and neutral […]

The contentious history of the Annals of Dutch Opera

The contentious history of the Annals of Dutch Opera

By Mascha van Nieuwkerk ”Completomania” afflicts opera history.’[1] With this headline De Volkskrant announced the publication of De Annals van de Nederlandse Opera-gezelschappen in 1996, a fifteen-pound heavy book of almost 1300 pages with over five thousand opera productions in the Netherlands in the years […]

Aezel project aka ‘Limburg Time Machine’

Aezel project aka ‘Limburg Time Machine’

Last week at our Amsterdam Time Machine meet-up, Peer Boselie, city archivist in Sittard, presented AEZEL, a kind of ‘Limburg Time Machine’. Since 1989 the LGGI (Limburgs Genealogisch en Geschiedkundig Informatiecentrum) has been publishing and digitizing research and information on cultural heritage of the Southern Netherlands. Some […]

Workshop: Augmenting your data through Linked Open Data (CLARIAH)

Workshop: Augmenting your data through Linked Open Data (CLARIAH)

In the past, it was common to enrich your data, by adding other datasets to it. Usually by renaming, recoding and merging variables from the original datasets. The resulting dataset, as well as the efforts in combining the data, often remained with the researcher doing […]

New Huygens ING/UvA-CREATE project ‘Virtual Interiors’ receives NWO Creative Industries funding

New Huygens ING/UvA-CREATE project ‘Virtual Interiors’ receives NWO Creative Industries funding

The Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funding of € 625.000 for the project Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: Spatially enhanced publications of the creative industries of the Dutch Golden Age, by prof. dr. Charles van […]

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

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 […]

NIAS Workshop Women Writers in History: national and transnational approaches

Between 2013 and 2016 the European HERA Travelling TexTs project was being carried out in 5 countries – one of those being the Netherlands, more precisely The Hague: Huygens ING. The other countries were the United Kingdom (with the project leader in Glasgow), Finland, Norway […]

Symposium: Pushing the Boundaries of Arts and Culture Studies

We are very pleased to welcome two boundary-defying pioneers on a single stage. Both our distinguished speakers have achieved excellence in their respective disciplines to then cross the traditional divide between art history and social scientific work on arts and culture. Christian Huemer is an […]