Team leader


Marieke van Erp

Cultural AI, Language Technology, Semantic Web



Adina Nerghes

network analysis


Melvin Wevers

evolution of ideas

Affiliated members


Antal van den Bosch

cultural ai, natural language processing, text analytics, machine learning, language variation, Dutch


Charles van den Heuvel

user interfaces, network analysis, spatial humanities, digital hermeneutics, uncertainty, ontologies


Elli Bleeker

literary text modeling, digital scholarly editing, automated collation, textual scholarship, markup, ontologies for text and semantic markup


Ernst van den Hemel

social media, polarization, combining qualitative and quantitative methodologies, religion, emotion, affect, politics, discourse, affective publics


Folgert Karsdorp

cultural evolution, folklore, complexity theory, Bayesian statistics


Inger Leemans

Text Mining, Sentiment Mining, Concept Mining, Emotion Mining, 3d visualisations, ontologies, sensory mining


Jelle van Lottum

maritime history, economic history


Joris van Zundert

Text & meaning modeling. Narrative modeling. Automatic inference. Stylometrics.


Karina van Dalen-Oskam

Literary Studies, Sociology of Art, Stylometry, Name Studies (Onomastics), Translation Studies


Lodewijk Petram

(socio-economic) history, semantic web, data modelling, data analysis


Marijke van Faassen

Political and Institutional History, International Relations, Migration history, Information History, Editing


Marijn Koolen

Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems, Digital History, Digital Literary Studies, Methodology, Data Science


Mariken Teeuwen

medieval manuscripts, medieval intellectual history


Marnix van Berchum

digital musicology, music encoding, linked data, research data management


Martin Reynaert

Spelling and OCR post-correction, corpus building, Digital Humanities infrastructure development, diachronical Dutch lexica and word embeddings


Matthias van Rossum

(Global) Social History; Innovating Methods; Digital Sources; Slavery; Asia; VOC


Peter Boot

Literature, Literary culture, Reading, Text analysis, Digital Scholarly Editing, LIWC, and more


Peter van Kranenburg

Computational musicology, folk song research, modeling of musical style, melody, music information retrieval, music and religion.


Richard Zijdeman

social inequality, structured data, Linked Data, multi-level models, replication


Rombert Stapel

spatial humanities, GIS, gazetteers, history, middle ages


Ronald Haentjens Dekker

Textual variation, witness collation, document modelling, formal languages such as markup languages, knowledge representation, markup semantics, ontologies, machine learning


Sakina Loukili

Religion, Politics, Identity, Social Media, Activism


Theo Meder

Folktales, databases, literature (esp. Middle Dutch), classifications, sentiment analysis, stylometrics


Ulbe Bosma

Commodity Frontiers, Consumption


Weixuan Li

Art history, mapping, transmission of ideas, network analysis

PhD students

Master students


Barry Hendriks

maritime history, semantic web


Bram Schmidt

historical gazetteers, linked data


Eva van Dijk

maritime history


Krasimir Kovachev

maritime history, entity disambiguation


Luuk Looijenga

historical recipes, natural language processing


Olaf Kempers

natural language processing, olfactory heritage


Ryan Brate

natural language processing, olfactory heritage

Former staff


Ruben Ros

Student assistant


COST ACTION CA18209 - European network for Web-centred linguistic data science

The main aim of this Action is to promote synergies across Europe between linguists, computer scientists, terminologists, and other stakeholders in industry and society, in order to investigate and extend the area of linguistic data science.

Global Apple Pie

Global apple pie investigates the relationship between sugar import and export and recipes as well as opinions on health.

Mining Wages in Nineteenth Century Newspaper Job Advertisements

This projects aims to computationally extract job advertisements from the nineteenth century digitized newspapers provided by the Dutch National Library.

Amsterdam Time Machine

The Amsterdam Time Machine is a digital commons for the history of Amsterdam. DHLab is involved in modelling and mapping Amsterdam’s linguistic history together with researchers from the Meertens Institute.


EviDENce explores new ways of analysing and contextualising historical sources by applying event modelling and semantic web technologies.

Recent & Upcoming Talks


We apply innovative digital methods for data linkage and analysis to gain historical insight into a topic that is currently hotly …

We apply innovative digital methods for data linkage and analysis to gain historical insight into a topic that is currently hotly …

In the constellation of research fields, new configurations are continuously reshaping our ideas of what a field should be. This is …

The contributors to this panel are jointly developing an integrated platform to present historical information about people, places, …

This study applies computer vision techniques to examine the representation of gender in historical advertisements. Using information …

By digitally studying a commercial food magazine, this paper aims to bring to the surface the slow rise of neoliberal thinking in Dutch …

This panel focus on new challenges for the alliance of research communities and service institutions which emerge from new data …

Leonardo (1968-present), published by MIT Press, is the leading international peer-reviewed publication on the relationship between …

10th Data Science NL Meetup Talk 1: Data Science in the Humanities Humanities is a broad research field that covers (but is not limited …

ACDH Lecture 5.2 AMSTERDAM TIME MACHINE: BRINGING TOGETHER DATA AND DISCIPLINES Abstract: The Amsterdam Time Machine is a digital …

Seminar on Language Technologies by Marieke van Erp Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet) Abstract: Natural …

Invited talk by Marieke van Erp at the VOGIN-IP-LEZING - Zoeken en Vinden 2019 in Amsterdam. 27.000 Recepten vinden in 8 miljoen …

Invited talk by Marieke van Erp at the 8th AIUCD Conference 2019 – ‘Pedagogy, teaching, and research in the age of Digital Humanities’ …


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