CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine

April 2018 – January 2019 The Amsterdam Time Machine (ATM) is a research and development platform on the history of Amsterdam. DHLab member involved: Marieke van Erp Funded by: CLARIAH  


October 2017 – March 2019 Although oral history and the study of ego documents both value these individual perspectives on history and its meaning, these research fields tend to operate separately. EviDENce explores new ways of analysing and contextualising historical sources by applying event modelling and semantic web technologies. Involvement DHLab: Marieke van Erp Funded … Read more


May 2017 – December 2019 Historically, some animals have been perceived as threats by humans. These species were believed to carry diseases or harm crops and farm animals. SERPENS and its ATHENA extension aimed to study the historical impact of pest and nuisance species on human practices and changes in the public perception of these … Read more

Mining Wages in Nineteenth Century Newspaper Job Advertisements

Newspaper advertisements contain valuable information on many socio-economic historical developments. In Digital History research, advertisements are mostly used to study goods, products and consumer society. Advertisements, however, were not only used to sell, but also to ask. Job advertisements feature frequently in the nineteenth century. This projects aims to computationally extract job advertisements from the … Read more

Global Apple Pie

Global apple pie investigates the relationship between sugar import and export and recipes as well as opinions on health. This project is a collaboration across HuC institutes with Ulbe Bosma (IISG) and Rebeca Ibañez-Martín (Meertens Institute). Involvement DHLab: Marieke van Erp

SABIO: The SociAl BIas Observatory

The SociAl BIas Observatory (SABIO) project is aimed at investigating bias in the digital collections of the members of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. In this project, we investigate how collection managers and curators create and add metadata to collection objects, and how bias in these metadata can be detected using statistical models. We aim … Read more

Communicating the environmental impact of plant based recipes

Plant-based diets are becoming popular across Europe but are not yet mainstream. If we are to shift diets across Europe, the recipes on offer must be appealing to consumers, and there must be evidence that dietary changes will make a difference. This research produces a tool that calculates the calories, the ​biodiversity​, economic, and climate … Read more


This project investigates scene detection to enrich a historical press photo collection. DHLab involvement: Melvin Wevers (main applicant) Funded by NWO. More info: