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Short Title Catalogue, Netherlands, as Linked Open Data

Posted by Albert Meroño-P... on August 15, 2014

In 2012, historians and computer scientists at VU University Amsterdam started a project dealing with an important dataset in the field of history and literary studies: the Short Title Catalogue, Netherlands (STCN). The STCN is a retrospective bibliography compiled by the National Library of the Netherlands and contains descriptions of over 200.000 Dutch publications from the period 1540-1800. These descriptions are disclosed by using the Picarta/OCLC standards.

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Posted by Albert Meroño-P... on August 14, 2014

CEDAR seeks to answer fundamental questions about social history in the Netherlands and the world in automatic, web-scalable and reproducible ways. More concretely, the aim of CEDAR is to publish the Dutch historical censuses (1795-1971) in the Semantic Web, using this dataset as a starting point to build a semantic data-web of socio-historical information. With such a web we will be able to more easily answer questions such as:

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Posted by Bill Ferster on March 18, 2012

VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.VisualEyes enables scholars to present selected primary source materials and research findings while encouraging active inquiry and hands-on learning among general and targeted audiences.

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The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters

Posted by Konrad M. Lawson on January 25, 2012

The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters project is an initiative of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University in collaboration with several partners. We aim to collect, preserve, and make accessible as much of the digital record of the disasters as possible, to enable scholarly research and analysis of the events and their effect.

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'Peterloo' and Percy Shelley's 'The Mask of Anarchy'

Posted by Michael Demson on November 14, 2011

This project explores the intersections of the social, literary, and graphic history of the 1819 massacre in St. Peter’s Field in Manchester, England, when cavalry under orders from local magistrates charged into a peaceful crowd of reform-seeking protesters. They killed fifteen and injured hundreds of men, women, and children. It later came to light that many of the cavalry were intoxicated. Outrage at the government filled popular media.

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