The Best Digital Humanities Idea of the Netherlands

8 July 2019

On the 17th of June, the last day of the seminar Digital Humanities & Archives, 17 participants joined in on “The Best Digital Humanities Idea of the Netherlands”. Jerry de Vries, information specialist at DANS, participated and became the runner-up at the event which was held at the International Institute of Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam.

His idea on “contextualizing archeological objects” aims to connect archeological reports, stored at DANS archives, to archaeological objects from specific excavations through Linked Data. Furthermore, Jerry’s idea allows object classification, places, and subjects to be linked to one another as well. The panel of judges said: “This idea brings many archives together and shows the power of linked data”. 

Jerry de Vries is information specialist at DANS and participates within the CLARIAH project. One of his many specialties is Linked Open Data (LOD).

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Do you want to read a full account of “The Best Digital Humanities Idea of the Netherlands”, you can visit this website (in Dutch).

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