Historical information about the Dutch East India Company, ready to explore and re-use. A pilot project.
Consisting of approximately twenty-five million pages, the UNESCO Memory of the World-listed archives of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) offer a unique view on interactions between European and non-European actors in Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Currently, however, doing research on this vast collection of handwritten documents is extremely challenging. Geovistory was used to integrate and structure various data collections related to the history of the Dutch East India Company. It allowed to quickly and easily create insightful visualizations. The semantic data produced with Geovistory is now available to search, explore and re-use.
Project Leader Globalise Head of Digital Data Management Chargé de recherche, CNRS, LARHRA Co-director & CTO KleioLab
Dr. Lodewijk Petram
Sebastiaan Derks M.A.
Dr. Habil. Francesco Beretta
Jonas Schneider M.A.
Project Leader Globalise
Head of Digital Data Management
Chargé de recherche, CNRS, LARHRA
Co-director & CTO KleioLab