Digital Data Management (HI)

Postal address
Oudezijds Acherburgwal 185
1012 DK

    Research areas

  • 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


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.

Research output

  1. Small Lives, Big Meanings. Expanding the Scope of Biographical Data through Entity Linkage and Disambiguation

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  2. Methodologische vernieuwing en bronnenkritiek in het digitale tijdperk

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleProfessional

  3. From Handwritten Text to Structured Data: Alternatives to Editing Large Archival Series

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperScientificpeer-review

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