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  • Oudezijds Acherburgwal 185

    1012 DK Amsterdam



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Personal profile


Sebastiaan Derks is Head of the Department of Digital Data Management at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. In this role, he directs a range of projects that focus on providing online resources and tools for humanities scholars.

He studied Early Modern History at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His research interests lie in the political culture of sixteenth-century Europe, particularly the dynastic power structures in northern Italy. He has held fellowships at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome and at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.


  • ZA4050 Electronic information resources
  • Linked Data
  • Historical Online Resources
  • Data Curation
  • DG Italy
  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
  • Habsburg Netherlands
  • DD Germany
  • Holy Roman Empire

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Research Output

Repertoires of Access in Princely Courts, 1400-1750

Raeymaekers, D. & Derks, S., 20 Jun 2019, New Perspectives on Power and Political Representation from Ancient History to the Present Day: Repertories of Representation. Slootjens, D. & Kaal, H. (eds.). Leiden / Boston: Brill, p. 78-93 (Radboud Studies in Humanities; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in book/volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Demo Netwerk Maritieme Bronnen

Translated title of the contribution: Demonstrator Network Maritime SourcesPetram, L., van Lottum, J., Derks, S., Quist, T., Beek, W. & de Groot, T., 23 Nov 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWebsiteProfessional

Open Access
  • Inleiding Data Scopes

    Hoekstra, F. G., Koolen, M., Burgers, J. W. J., van Faassen, M., Nijenhuis, I. J. A. & Derks, S., Feb 2018, Huygens ING.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportScientific

    Open Access

    Methodologische vernieuwing en bronnenkritiek in het digitale tijdperk

    Nijenhuis, I. J. A., Hoekstra, R., Koolen, M., Derks, S., Burgers, J. W. J. & van Faassen, M., 14 Feb 2018, In :

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleProfessional

    Open Access
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    Person Name Vocabulary

    Petram, L., Kruithof, G., Dechesne, E., Derks, S., Nijboer, H., Kuys, G., Balkenende, J., Bloothooft, G., de Heer, E. & Sleebe, V., 07 Nov 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formWebsiteScientific

  • Prizes


    Challenging Pasts. Fostering research of complex data collections

    Lodewijk Petram (Speaker), & Sebastiaan Derks (Speaker)

    27 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic

    Fostering historical research in fuzzy and complex data collections

    Lodewijk Petram (Speaker), & Sebastiaan Derks (Speaker)

    11 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic

    The semantics of cyberpast. Modelling historical data for LOD research environments

    Lodewijk Petram (Speaker), , Harm Nijboer (Speaker), , Sebastiaan Derks (Speaker), , Antske Fokkens (Speaker), , Veruska Zamborlini (Speaker), , I. Zandhuis (Speaker), & Menno den Engelse (Speaker)

    07 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


    Make the most of Humanities Data

    Marnix van Berchum (Speaker), , Lodewijk Petram (Speaker), , Sebastiaan Derks (Speaker), , Jauco Noordzij (Speaker), & Ger Dijkstra (Speaker)

    04 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic

    Dynastic Branding: The Farnese, Habsburg Service, and the Politics of Memory

    Sebastiaan Derks (Speaker)

    28 Mar 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic