Private libraries as a microcosmos of knowledge: Travelling through time and space with Pieter de Graeff’s book collection

L'une des meilleures manières de recréer la pensée d'un homme: reconstituer sa bibliothèque-Marguerite Yourcenar If we were to select only one feature typifying the 17th century Dutch Republic, we would certainly need to single out its thriving book culture. A cultural industry that was the largest in Europe at that time (see e.g. Dijstelberge and …

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The Importance of Context in Search User Interfaces for 3D Content

How to design user interfaces for searching and retrieving 3D models in a digital humanities context? This was the question investigated in the paper entitled “More than just a Picture” – The Importance of Context in Search User Interfaces for Three-Dimensional Content [1], published in the proceedings of the CHIIR conference 2020. Since the conference …

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Geographies & enhanced publications at ECARTICO data sprint

On Thursday 12 March, a data sprint regarding the datasets ECARTICO and ONSTAGE took place at the University of Amsterdam, organized by Amsterdam Time Machine / Golden Agents. Since the used datasets are very relevant for the Virtual Interiors project, several team members joined the sprint.  As indicated on the data sprint website, "ECARTICO contains …

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Visualizing domestic interiors in 17th century Amsterdam: 3D/4D data integration and hypothesis testing platforms

This project in a nutshell: My postdoc project investigates how individuals created, used, displayed and experienced cultural goods in their homes during the Dutch Golden Age by developing virtual reconstructions of a selection of domestic interiors. These three-dimensional (3D) models aim to act as data integration and hypothesis visualizing platforms to spatially connect, manage and …

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Virtual Interiors kick-off meeting 31 January

Please be invited to the kick-off meeting organized by the Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research project. Join if you are interested to learn more about this NWO Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funded project on spatially enhanced publications of the creative industries of the Dutch Golden Age, which is …

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