Tim Veldt, MA student.
Supervisor: Hanna Jansen MA.
Tim Veldt is a MA student in history at the UvA. He specializes in past visions of the future. For his master thesis he is currently researching the technological future visions during the interwar period (1919-1939). For his internship at CREATE, he studies the practical use of certain tools for historical research and makes tutorials on how these tools can be used. For his research, Tim uses a dataset of newspapers, provided by the Dutch Royal Library (Delpher). By using these newspapers he studies how the editors and readers thought about modern and future technology, such as ever growing machines, telecommunication and the first robots. He analyses the data through the use of text mining tools.