Rik Hoekstra

Rik Hoekstra
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen | KNAW · Huygens Institute for Dutch History (Huygens ING-KNAW)

Ph.D in History

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The past decades have changed the way we deal with archives and archival materials. Archives digitised their inventories and part of their collections, but they were joined by many other parties who published archival collections and archive-worthy materials on the web. The information world is in continuous flux, and the developments have made cle...
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Digitization and digital methods have had a big impact on migration history and history in general. The dispersed and fragmented nature of migration heritage that involves at least two countries and many cultural heritage institutions make it clear that migration history can be much improved by using digital means to connect collections. This makes...
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In de Nederlandse archieven worden tienduizenden oorkonden (ofwel charters) bewaard uit de middeleeuwen en de vroegmoderne tijd. Dit materiaal vormt een onschatbare bron van informatie over allerlei maatschappelijke aspecten. Toch worden deze oorkonden in het historisch onderzoek nog weinig gebruikt, vanwege de gecompliceerde heuristiek: de documen...
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In this paper we discuss the extension of established methodology with computer vision to make it possible to almost literally see into the blind spots that using established methods on large serial collections only leave. We argue that this method overcomes the dangers of implicit selection that are commonly designated as ‘cherry picking’, or sele...
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With the rise of data driven methods in the humanities, it becomes necessary to develop reusable and consistent methodological patterns for dealing with the various data manipulation steps. This increases transparency, replicability of the research. Data scopes present a qualitative framework for such methodological steps. In this work we present a...
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The Resolutions of the Dutch States General (1576-1796) is an archive covering over two centuries of decision making and consists of a heterogeneous series of handwritten and printed documents. This archive has rich potential for historical research, but the heterogeneity and dispersion of information makes using it for research a challenge. In thi...
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In the NWO REPUBLIC project, we are creating digital access to the corpus of the Resolutions of the States General of the Dutch Republic (1576-1796). This corpus contains the decisions made in the States General each day for a 220 year period. The resolutions were recorded using a standard structure and contain many standard formulations for aspect...
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Structure from Sources - Large collections of sources like serial archive funds contain a wealth of (historical) information. Digitizing them promises to make this information available for large scale processing, making the information much better available than when they still were just paper. But digitizing is an involved process, that goes muc...
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The term Macroscope has recently been introduced as an instrument to study historical big data using digital tools. In this paper we argue the need for a more elaborate set of con- cepts to describe and reason about the interactions to select, enrich, connect, analyse and evaluate historical data using digital tools. Interactions change the data an...
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Australia is recognised as one of the world’s most culturally and ethnically diverse nations. Immigration has historically played an important role in the nation’s economic, social and cultural development. There is a pressing need to find innovative technological and archival approaches to deal with the challenge to digitally preserve Australia’s...
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Migrants all over the world have left multiple traces in different countries, and this cultural heritage is of growing interest to researchers and to the migrant communities themselves. Cultural heritage institutions, however, have dwindling funds and resources to meet the demand for the heritage of immigrant communities to be protected. In this ar...
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Australia is recognised as one of the world's most culturally and ethnically diverse nations. Immigration has historically played an important role in the nation's economic, social and cultural development. There is a pressing need to find innovative technological and archival approaches to deal with the challenge to digitally preserve Australia's...
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Objective: To examine if, over a period of centuries, the Dutch medical establishment enjoyed a survival advantage over a population group with a comparable social background and level of education. Design: Retrospective database research. Method: We used documents which provided data on the births and deaths of 15,649 male and 659 female medi...
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For quite some time, humanities scholars have been using digital tools in addition to their established methodology to try and make sense of large and expanding data sources that cannot be handled with traditional methods alone. The digital methods have computer science aspects that may be combined with but do not readily fit into humanities method...
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Preprint of an article for the congress volume about the Registers of the Counts of Holland from the House of Henegouwen
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Data Scopes zijn een concept voor de omgang met samengestelde data in een humanities context. Met data scopes willen we bijdragen aan methodologische reflectie op en consolidatie van de verzameling methoden die door velen in de menswetenschappen (vaak in de vorm van tools) al worden gebruikt in aanvulling op de bestaande methoden. Data scopes komen...
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De Resoluties, of besluiten, van de Staten-Generaal (1576-1796) zijn een ruggengraatbron voor de Nederlandse Geschiedenis. Voor de zeventiende eeuw, de periode waarin de Republiek een grote macht was, zijn zij zelfs van wereldhistorisch belang. In hun studies van opkomst, bloei en verval van de kleine maritieme republiek te midden van (veel) groter...
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short biography of singer Karin Meis, also known as Nadieh
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Digitale publicaties zijn niet alleen geschikt om snel iets op te zoeken of als verzameling van materiaal, maar ook geschikt waren voor heel andere betogen. Een digitale bronnenpublicatie heeft daarom meer niveau’s. Aan de hand van een aantal voorbeelden uit eerder onderzoek wil ik illustreren hoe verschillende van de publicaties uit de Huygens ING...
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Dataset with Spanish Habsburg Viceroys between 1500-1700, consisting of three tables in csv format with data about persons , functions and occupation of posts (with begin and en year) Sources: The lists of viceroyalties were compiled into a database from a large number of printed and online sources. The most important are: http://grandesp.org.uk (...
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Overview of a century of changing editing policies of the Resolutions (decisions) of the States General, the supreme ruling body of the Dutch Republic (1576-1796) and the preparations of a sequel in digital publishing a large corpus
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Preparing sources for historical research usually requires making many heterogeneous collections digitally accessible and linking them to compose a multi-faceted and multi-layered resource that supports both distant reading and close reading forms of analysis. Timbuctoo, developed at the Huygens ING, offers a system that makes it possible to model...
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Rising life expectancy has been suggested as a determining factor behind the start of modern economic growth. On the basis of information relating to elite groups, economic historians have thus questioned the idea, prevalent among most demographers, that life expectancy remained quite stable until around 1800. There still is a scarcity of data on t...
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Wie kent ze niet uit eigen familie of directe omgeving: jongeren of studenten die een 'tussenjaar' nemen en vertrekken naar Australië, Canada of Latijns Amerika om daar te reizen en te werken? Het lijkt een typisch hedendaagse vorm van mobiliteit, die weinig overeenkomsten vertoont met de 'klassieke emigratie' van vlak na de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De...
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This short paper is part of two interlinked short papers which discuss the archival, custodial and digital challenges that impact the discovery, collection, preservation and content management of material and immaterial traces from the past that the Netherlands shares with Australia. (The other short paper is " Developing a Sustainable Model in Mut...
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We present the Dutch Ships and Sailors Linked Data Cloud. This heterogeneous dataset brings together four curated datasets on Dutch Maritime history as five-star linked data. The individual datasets use separate datamodels, designed in close collaboration with maritime historical researchers. The individual models are mapped to a common interoperab...
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Since Mintz offers compelling overarching arguments about the region while also leaving room for debate, expansion, and further comparisons, this book will be an excellent choice for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Students will gain a deep appreciation of the centrality of the Caribbean in world history and especially of the roles of Hait...
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Inleiding Het Biografisch Portaal (www.biografischportaal.nl) is bedoeld als een 'Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland in lijn met andere soortgelijke woordenboeken in het buitenland, met als lichtend (maar vooralsnogonbereikbaar) voorbeeld de Britse Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Het Biografisch Portaal is opgezet als online verzam...
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For historians, one of the main advantages of the digital age is that more and more sources become available online, which makes them searchable, combinable and accessible in ways that were inconceivable for previous generations. For some ten years now, we have been promised that we are at the edge of an era of new and better solutions for ages old...
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The cacicazgo, or indigenous lordship, was a pivotal institution in colonial Mexican Indian pueblos. Caciques, or Indian nobles, played a role, both in the largely indigenous world of the pueblo and in the regional economy that was dominated by Spaniards. This subject of this essay is the analysis of the evolution and daily operation and of a cacic...
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The cacicazgo, or indigenous lordship, was a pivotal institution in colonial Mexican Indian pueblos. Caciques, or Indian nobles, played a role, both in the largely indigenous world of the pueblo and in the regional economy that was dominated by Spaniards. This subject of this essay is the analysis of the evolution and daily operation and of a cacic...
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Uit: Eef Dijkhof, Michel van Gent (red.), Uit diverse bronnen gelicht. Opstellen aangeboden aan Hans Smit ter gelegenheid van zijn vijfenzestigste verjaardag (Den Haag, 2007), 117-131.
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The late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were crucial in the formation of Mexican society, both in the colonial period and after. Still, they are a negleg¬ted period in historical writing about Mexico. The author profoundly criticizes the tradi¬tional picture of early colonial society, in which the Indians are just depicted as victims of the fo...
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Because you don't understand us and we don't understand you and don't know what you want. You have deprived us of our good order and system of government, rand the one you have given us we don 't understandJi that is why there is such great confusion and disorder .

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An online searchable edition of the resolutions of the Dutch 'Staten-Generaal', 1576-1796.