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Tutorial Sources and Digital humanities – first year phd candidates

12 November 2018 @ 13:30 - 17:30

Theme: Sources and Digital humanities.

Time:                    12 November 2018, 13.30 – 17.30 hrs.
Location:             Huygens Instituut Nederlandse Geschiedenis, room 2.18, www.huygens.knaw.nl

Spinhuis, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, Amsterdam

Huygens ING is a research institute focusing on History, History of Science and Textual Scholarship. The mission of Huygens ING is ‘going back to the source: unraveling history with new technology’. The institute wishes to accomplish this mission by stimulating inspiring research and producing innovative tools to open up old and inaccessible sources, and to understand them better.

Organization:    Ida Nijenhuis (Research School Political History / Huygens ING)


13.30                     Coffee and tea

13.45                     Welcome and opening: Lex Heerma van Voss on Huygens ING
13.50                     Ida Nijenhuis on the state of the art in digital humanities: REPUBLIC
14.30                     Discussion of the literature and the papers

15.30                     Break

15.50                     Marijke van Faassen on digital sources and tools. Case: New Political History and the European Union.

16.30                     Drinks

17.30                     Closure


Paper: 500 words

To prepare the tutorial, you are requested to write a text of maximum 500 words in which you describe the digital and ‘paper’ sources you use in your research. Furthermore, you are requested to reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of the sources you use. Submit your paper before 5 November 2018 2018 to bureau@onderzoekschoolpolitiekegeschiedenis.nl

Required reading

  • G.H. Sluijter et al, ‘From Handwritten Text to Structured Data: Alternatives to Editing Large Archival Series’, Digital Humanities Conference, Kraków, 11-16 July 2016.


  • Jeurgens, ‘The Scent of the Digital Archive: Dilemmas with Archive Digitisation’,

BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review,  128 (2013) 30–54.


  • ‘What New Political History in European integration studies is (not)’ (source: website Radboud University; see annex)


  • Dr. Marijke van Faassen is senior researcher at Huygens ING. Her research focuses on the political-institutional history of the Netherlands, International Relations as well as migration history.
  • Prof. dr. Lex Heerma van Voss is general director of Huygens ING and professor in the history of social security.
  • Prof. dr. Ida Nijenhuis is senior researcher at the Huygens ING. Her research focuses on the conceptual history of representation, market and power, 1600-1800.


12 November 2018
13:30 - 17:30
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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, Amsterdam