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Richard Zijdeman
Examples of digital history
at the IISH
2015-10-30, IISH, Amsterdam
Moreover, scale notwithstanding, digitisation
is about selection and thus far from neutral.
Zaagsma (2013, p.20)
2
So why do we do it?
… because for quite a range of questions,
digitization is key to go move away from biased source selec...
Clio-Infra
•  all countries in the world
•  1500-today
•  various indicators: economic, health, environmental
•  multiple ...
5
… by combining multiple sources
6
… and by moving away from
the mean for everything
7
8
9
macro
micro
macro-micro relations: ‘Coleman boat’
“Keeping up
with the
Joneses”
macro-micro relations: ‘Coleman boat’
Improving
economic
conditions
Strikes
Moan against
you...
So why do we do it?
… because it allows for new ways to
incorporate historical contexts
12
Global collaboratory for the history of
labour relations
•  Patterns and trends in labour relations across the globe
•  15...
So why do we do it?
… because there does not need to be bias in digitization
14
Historical Sample of the Netherlands
-  random sample of person’s birth records (1812-1922)
-  78000 individuals
-  certif...
So why do we do it?
… because visualization helps to
summarize and provides new insights
16
NLGIS
•  Data on Dutch municipalities from 1812-1997
•  Plotted on historically accurate borders
•  Allows for visualizati...
So why do we do it?
… because it raises new questions
18
19
20
Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
•  link textual, audio-visual and structured data
•  too...
So why do we do it?
… in support of ‘traditional’ history
21
Various examples of
supportive ‘digital’ research
22
So to sum up, we do digital history
because:
•  Deals source selection
•  Appreciates historical variation (beyond the mea...
Thank you
richard.zijdeman AT iisg.nl
24
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A short overview of digital history projects at the IISH, each project giving a reasoning for the why of digital history.

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Examples of digital history at the IISH

  1. 1. Richard Zijdeman Examples of digital history at the IISH 2015-10-30, IISH, Amsterdam
  2. 2. Moreover, scale notwithstanding, digitisation is about selection and thus far from neutral. Zaagsma (2013, p.20) 2
  3. 3. So why do we do it? … because for quite a range of questions, digitization is key to go move away from biased source selection 3
  4. 4. Clio-Infra •  all countries in the world •  1500-today •  various indicators: economic, health, environmental •  multiple and overlapping sources for some of the indicators •  link: https://www.clio-infra.eu/ 4
  5. 5. 5 … by combining multiple sources
  6. 6. 6 … and by moving away from the mean for everything
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. macro micro macro-micro relations: ‘Coleman boat’
  11. 11. “Keeping up with the Joneses” macro-micro relations: ‘Coleman boat’ Improving economic conditions Strikes Moan against your friends
  12. 12. So why do we do it? … because it allows for new ways to incorporate historical contexts 12
  13. 13. Global collaboratory for the history of labour relations •  Patterns and trends in labour relations across the globe •  1500-2000 •  Who works with whom under what conditions? •  Link: https://collab.iisg.nl/web/LabourRelations/ 13
  14. 14. So why do we do it? … because there does not need to be bias in digitization 14
  15. 15. Historical Sample of the Netherlands -  random sample of person’s birth records (1812-1922) -  78000 individuals -  certificates of birth, marriage and death -  population registers 15
  16. 16. So why do we do it? … because visualization helps to summarize and provides new insights 16
  17. 17. NLGIS •  Data on Dutch municipalities from 1812-1997 •  Plotted on historically accurate borders •  Allows for visualization of own data •  Link: http://www.nlgis.nl 17 Vote on PVDA, 1982, Parlemental elections, source: nlgis.nl
  18. 18. So why do we do it? … because it raises new questions 18
  19. 19. 19
  20. 20. 20 Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities •  link textual, audio-visual and structured data •  tools to transpose your data into ‘linked data’ •  visualize your data •  link: http://www.clariah.nl CLARIAH
  21. 21. So why do we do it? … in support of ‘traditional’ history 21
  22. 22. Various examples of supportive ‘digital’ research 22
  23. 23. So to sum up, we do digital history because: •  Deals source selection •  Appreciates historical variation (beyond the mean) •  Allow for studies within historical context •  Provides new questions •  Supports ‘traditional’ history 23
  24. 24. Thank you richard.zijdeman AT iisg.nl 24

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