Amsterdam Time Machine: HisGIS meets CLARIAH

The CLARIAH-board has awarded the Amsterdam Time Machine (ATM) project with a grant of € 251.000,- which will realize the geographical component of the project. Thanks to this grant the geo-infrastructure HisGIS of the Fryske Akademy will become available to ATM and the general CLARIAH-infrastructure. Which means any humanities researcher will have complete access to all data and tools. Hans Mol at the Fryske Akademy has laid the foundation for this infrastructure unlocking the oldest ‘kadaster’ (1832) connecting it to the 1851 population register, electoral roll of 1853 and address book of 1855. Part of the grant will be used for three use cases, one in linguistics, one in social & economic history and one in media studies, which will demonstrate the possibilities of the CLARIAH-infrastructure. Read more…