Keynotes & Invited Talks

  • 15 November 2022 – Launch Oxford Digital Scholarship Centre, keynote “Why AI Needs Humanities Scholars”, Oxford, UK.
  • 12 October 2022 – Introduction to AI, guest lecture “AI and Digital Humanities”, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (hybrid)
  • 21 September 2022 – Public Lectures in Digital Humanities and Access to Digital Data at Siberian Federal University, invited lecture “Research on the intersection of humanities, computer science, and cultural heritage”. Krasnoyarsk, Russia (online)
  • 20 September 2022 – International Joint Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage, invited talk “Capturing Complex Heritage Knowledge”, Bolzano, Italy (online)
  • 14 September 2022 – Auditing Digitalization Outputs in the Cultural Heritage Sector study day, invited talk “Mixing computers and cultural heritage – challenges and opportunities in cross-disciplinary collaborations”, Brussels, Belgium (online)
  • 7 September 2022 – Semantics Conference, keynote “The Semantics of Smell”, Amsterdam (hybrid)
  • 23 June 2022 – The Human in Digital Humanities, keynote “Towards Culturally Aware AI Systems”,  Tilburg School of Humanities & Digital Sciences, Tilburg (online)
  • 28 April 2022 – Humane AI Conversation, guest lecture “Building Cultural AI”, Amsterdam (online)
  • 17 February 2022 – Cultural AI Webinar, lab introduction “How can we use ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in cultural research and raise consciousness of cultural context within the technology?“, The Hague (online)
  • 8 February 2022 – Forschungskolloquium zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, guest lecture: “Why we need culturally aware AI” TU Berlin, Germany (online)
  • 27 October 2020 – Invited lecture at AI & Inclusiviteit webinar organised by DEN “AI x Digital Humanities => Inclusiviteit” (online)
  • 2 June 2020 Keynote Historical Network Research Conference “Computationally Tracing Concepts Through Time and Space” University of Luxembourg (online event)
  • 7 November 2019 – Keynote at HELDIG Summit “Square pegs and round holes: addressing the mismatch between humanities questions and the state-of-the-art in language technology”  University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 26 July 2019 “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Future of Digital Humanities“ Closing Keynote DHOxSS, Oxford, UK
    25 July 2019 “Frames, Trends and Literature: a teaser of NLP research at DHLab” Invited talk NLP Seminar Sheffield. UK
    20 June 2019 “Data Science in the Humanities” Invited talk Data Science NL, Picnic Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 12 June 2019 “Amsterdam Time Machine: Bringing Together Data and Disciplines” ACDH Lecture Vienna, Austria
  • 8 May 2019 “Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet)” Invited lecture DH/ARC – Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • 21 February 2019 “27.000 Recepten vinden in 8 miljoen krantenberichten: Geesteswetenschappen op het snijvlak van taaltechnologie en big data” Invited lecture VOGIN-IP, OBA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 24 January 2019 “Finding common ground between text, maps, and tables for quantitative and qualitative research” Invited talk AIUCD 2019 Conference, Udine, Italy
  • 21 May 2018: Invited talk (+ research visit) Knowledge and Media Institute: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses for the Humanities Using Text, Images and Tables. Milton Keynes, UK.
  • 14 May 2018: Pitch Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science: Wat kan een Geesteswetenschapper met 60 miljoen pagina’s tekst? (with Melvin Wevers). Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 16 March 2018: Invited Talk @ DIGHUM meeting: Media as the Database: using text, images, and tables for quantitative and qualitative research. Copenhagen, Denmark

Some more informal outlets of my research:

Dutch National Radio interview on HackaLOD (16 November 2016): https://www.nporadio1.nl/langs-de-lijn-en-omstreken/onderwerpen/383208-hackers-helpen-koninklijke-bibliotheek

Article in I/O Magazine about Agora (page 15 and 16, in Dutch)

Article on Kennislink about MITCH (in Dutch)

Article in NWO’s Hypothese on CATCH featuring MITCH (in Dutch)

Webcast of my 15 minute presentation about MITCH at NWO’s How to CATCH the Future symposium on November 13, 2009:

Short film CATCH, the future highlighting NWO’s CATCH programme, featuring MITCH (in Dutch, with English subtitles and pretty pictures):

radio interview for Radio 1’s Noorderlicht (broadcast on January 27, 2009) (in Dutch).

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