New project: Mapping Notes and Nodes in Networks

Exploring potential relationships in biographical data and cultural networks in the creative industry in Amsterdam and Rome in the Early Modern Period.

5 March 2014

Prof.Dr. Charles van den Heuvel, professor in Digital Methods and Historical Disciplines, has received a grant from the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) for a public private partnership project on the history of urban creative industries.

The Mapping Nodes and Nodes in Networks project tries to develop methods to analyze/visualize potential meaningful relationships between artists and scholars by combining biographical data with relevant contextual information for the history of the creative industry.

A pilot study will bring together three complementary, but heterogeneous (meta)datasets: Biographical Reference Works (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands-KNAW), Ecartico (UvA) and Hadrianus of the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (KNIR) and will explore potential relationships in biographical data and cultural networks in the creative industry in Amsterdam and Rome in the Early Modern Period.

Lab1100 (Geert Kessels and Pim van Bree) will create a viewer that suggest potential relationships in networks and that expresses uncertainties, while Leonor Álvarez Francés (Huygens ING) in her role of embedded researcher will develop scenario’s to test and demonstrate the tool.  The tool does not only facilitate agenda setting in historical research of the creative industry, but in principal can be re-used in any research in the humanities and beyond that wants to explore the potential of data- integration.

Main applicant is prof.dr. Charles van den Heuvel (Huygens ING/UvA). The other applicants that assist Lab1100 and Leonor Álvarez Francés with their expertise are dr. Marten Jan Bok (UvA), drs. Sebastiaan Derks (Huygens ING/Biographical Reference Works/PhD researcher), dr. Marieke van den Doel (KNIR/UvA), drs. Ineke Huysman (Huygens ING), prof.dr. Joep Leerssen (UvA), dr. Harm Nijboer, dr. Ronald Sluijter (Huygens ING/Biographical Reference Works) and prof.dr. Piek Vossen (VU).

 

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