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Date(s) - 30/11/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

eLab, Mediastudies (BG1)


This Salon will focus on current experiments creating models to retrieve core information from heterogeneous cultural heritage datasets in such a way that they can help building an ontology architecture for the cultural industry of the Dutch Republic. The lecturers work within the NWO project Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age and in the Create program Creative Amsterdam an –e-Humanities Perspective.


Lia van Gemert, Introduction
Lia van Gemert is professor of Dutch Literature prior to 1800 and director of the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age at the UvA. She participates in the Golden Agents project and the Create program.

Chiara Latronico, Matching Name Entities, Amsterdam City Archives Registries and Ecartico – Matches and Analysis via Lenticular Lenses.
This lecture will present the initial results of matching name entities between some of the Amsterdam City Archives’ registries and the Ecartico database. Matches and disambiguation of people names are done utilizing Lenticular Lenses, an open-source tool developed at the VU and designed to allow entity matching via multiple approaches.

Veruska Zamborlini ,Toward a Core Conceptual Model for (Im)material Cultural Heritage in the Golden Agents project.
This lecture will present the preliminary core conceptual model that involves combining events and storytelling modeling, to provide a common infrastructure for representing and retrieving some core information regardless to its specific nature: painting, book, notary act or theatre performance. The model will be illustrated by using some case studies from the Dutch Golden Age.

Weixuan Li, Visualizing the Spread of Ideas.
This lecture will focus on the question how artistic ideas spread through time and space. By linking the biographical database (ECARTICO) with visual sources (RKD), this research combines artworks, as embodiments of ideas with the artists’ social and geographical information. With the linked database, this research further develops a visualization tool that situates artworks within artists’ social and spatial networks in order to demonstrate the spread of ideas across time and space. The pilot will showcase the paintings of the laughing and crying philosophers, Democritus and Heraclitus and the paintings of P. C. Hooft’s Granida as case studies.