Tag: Amsterdam

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 […]

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 […]

Theatre History (ACT)

Jan Vos (ACT) is collecting the data for The Amsterdam City Theatre Database (1774-2016). This database will contain information of the repertoire of this central theatre venue. Advertisements, yearbooks, programme books, etc. from are already found in different archives around Amsterdam. The mentioned dates of […]

Vincent Baptist: “The question why Amsterdam is such a creative city is one that definitely fascinates me”

Vincent Baptist: “The question why Amsterdam is such a creative city is one that definitely fascinates me”

After having studied Applied Economics in Belgium, I moved to Amsterdam to pursue my strong interest in Film Studies. I’ve been living in this city for three years now, and I continue to be amazed by and benefit from Amsterdam’s plethora of cinemas, theatres and […]

Exploring Depictions of Early Modern Amsterdam with Palladio

Check this out: Matthew Lincoln developed an excellent walkthrough for visualizing early modern depictions of Amsterdam. These data describe almost 1,000 objects from the Rijksmuseum made between 1500 and 1750 that depict some location in the city of Amsterdam, as labeled by curatorial teams at […]

UvA historian Clé Lesger wins Professor van Winter prize 2015

UvA historian Clé Lesger has been awarded with the Professor van Winter prize 2015 for his monograph Het winkellandschap van Amsterdam. Stedelijke structuur en winkelbedrijf in de vroegmoderne en moderne tijd, 1550-2000 (Hilversum, Verloren 2013). The Professor van Winter prize is a bi-annual prize for […]

How to: make a dynamic map of Amsterdam

How to: make a dynamic map of Amsterdam

An animated and layered map showing some changes through time is a powerful tool when it comes to visualisation. It´s a great way of visualising the interaction of the actors in the creative industry for a given period of time. Let´s take as example this […]

App: Amsterdam streetview in the year 1600

App: Amsterdam streetview in the year 1600

Can you imagine walking the streets of Amsterdam as it was around the year 1600? Historian Boudewijn Goudswaard and colleagues from Delft University developed an app that allows you to do just that! Demonstration of Time Travel App Saturday 14th of February – 11.00 AM, Dam Square Free […]