Translantis. Digital Humanity Approaches to Reference Cultures: The Emergence of the United States in Public Discourse in the Netherlands, 1890-1990
The Translantis research programme uses digital humanities tools to analyse how the United States has served as a cultural model for the Netherlands in the long twentieth century. We use the term “reference culture” to describe the dominant role of some cultures in the international exchange of ideas, products and practices. Reference cultures serve as a model that can be imitated, adapted or rejected. Digital technologies such as text mining allows the programme to analyse the role of the United States as a reference culture in Dutch debates about social change and collective identities.
Cultural historians, information scientists, and text-mining experts at Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, in The Hague, will use advanced text mining technologies to address this question.
- Project Leader: Prof. Joris van Eijnatten
- Participants: Dr Pim Huijnen, Dr José de Kruif, Dr Jaap Verheul, Jesper Verhoef MA, Prof. Toine Pieters, Dr Charles van den Heuvel (Huygens ING), Prof. Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)
- Duration: 2012 - 2017
- Funding: NWO