Dr. S.I. Scagliola

Stef ScagliolaStef Scagliola is the coordinator for this course.

Dr. Stef Scagliola is a historian specialized in digital audiovisual archives, with an emphasis on oral history collections. From 2006-2011 she was the coordinator of an oral history project conducted at the Netherlands Institute for Veterans which resulted in the first large scale ‘digital born’ interview collection in the Netherlands. It consists of more then 1000 life-history interviews from among a representative sample of Dutch war- and military mission veterans. See for an outline of the project in English. The unrestricted part of the collection is freely accessible online, the restricted part can be accessed in a password controlled environment through Data Archiving Networked Services (DANS).

Through the development of the infrastructure for generating, structuring and providing differentiated access to this data she became involved in various ICT-projects which aim at developing adequate tools and data standards for researchers who work with audiovisual archives. Together with DANS and the Center for Speech Technology of the University of Nijmegen, the multidisciplinary enhanced publication Wat Veteranen Vertellen was developed, consisting of digital texts enriched with links to audio-fragments (see explanation). Another innovation by this team was: The Oral History Annotation Tool, which uses speech retrieval for searching the archive and offers the possibility to add and share annotations to fragments of the interviews.

Because of her understanding of the tension between challenges for ICT-researchers and engrained social practices among scholars in the humanities and social sciences, she has developed into an intermediate between the two realms. She is therefore regularly invited as an advisor in projects implementing e-humanities.

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Prof. dr. F.M.G. de Jong

stefFranciska de Jong has a background in theoretical linguistics. She switched to the area of computational linguistics and human language technology in 1985, when she joined Philips Research to work on machine translation.

Currently, she combines her position at the Erasmus Studio with a position as professor of language technology at the University of Twente in Enschede. (For details, cf. her UT homepage). Her current research focus is the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, cross-language information retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken word audio archives). She was principal inverstigator of the NWO-CATCH project CHoral – Access to oral history (2006-2011) and coordinator of the FP7 IST project PuppyIR (2009-2012).

Currently she coordinates the international initiatives that build upon CHoral: CroMe and BiHme. She is active as a board member for several institutes and organisations, e.g., the General Board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), The Netherlands Royal Library (KB), the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL), and Stichting Letteren en Samenleving Rotterdam

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Dr. M. Kleppe

martijnHow is our history and current life visualized? And why do we see the images that we are shown? These are the two main questions Martijn Kleppe is intrigued by and researches upon with a multidisciplinary approach at the Erasmus University Rotterdam using methods from History, Communication Science, Visual Culture Studies, Art History and Information Science.

In 2013 he published his dissertation on Dutch Iconic Photographs and launched a serious game in which players can choose their own iconic photographs, create a poster with their icons and compare their choices with other players. Currently he works on two projects in which he researches who experts and consumers search for (audio) visual materials in digital databases (AXES & PoliMedia).

Besides his official academic position, he is also the review editor of the Dutch Journal of Mediahistory (Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis), board member of the online journal Depth of Field and board member of publishing house Ipso Facto. Regularly, he reaches out to a non-academic public by writing articles for newspapers and magazines and writes a regularly column on the photography website Photoq.nl on the use of photographs in current media. Before working in academia he worked as project manager at World Press Photo.

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Dr. C. Levallois

clementClement Levallois is a Research Associate at the Rotterdam School of Management and the Erasmus Studio.

With a background in economics and management, Clement turned to the history and sociology of science. He currently studies the emergence and significance of neuro-social sciences, for which he was awarded a 3-year, 1.2 million euros European grant (NESSHI).

Since 2008, Clement became particularly interested in “data visualization”, an innovative methodology to study knowledge dynamics for academic and professional purposes. He rapidly became an expert user of the software Gephi, a member of the Gephi Consortium and the Gephi Community Support team.

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Prof. dr. C.A. Mandemakers

KeesStudied history in Utrecht and philosophy in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam). Worked at Utrecht University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Free University Amsterdam, where he taught historical informatics and statistics from 1989 till October 2000. In 1996 he acquired his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In 1991 he started the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) at the IISH and since 2000 he has worked there full time. Present position at the IISH: senior research fellow, heading the HSN. Holds the endowed chair for Large Historical Databases at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is President of the International Commission for Historical Demography.

Main research interests: methodology of large historical databases (topics: data processing, sample designs), social stratification and mobility, social history (topics: secondary education, infant and child mortality, shoe-industry).

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Dr. T. Timan

Dr. T. TimanCurrently, I work as a lecturer, researcher and designer in the field of ICT and (new) media, where my most recent assignment is to provide the Digital Research Methods course for the Media and Business Master (2013/2014) in the Department of Media & Communication at the EUR.

I received a BSc in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Eindhoven and an MA in Media and Culture from the University of Amsterdam. I have recently finished a PhD at the University of Twente in the field of Science-and Technology Studies (STS). In this project, called “changing landscapes of surveillance – emerging technologies and participatory surveillance in Dutch nightscapes”, I have combined Surveillance Studies, User Studies and Urban Geography to tackle questions of old and new media in relation to (experiences of) surveillance. Via qualitative methods and user studies, I have investigated the use of ICT’s and social media in Dutch city centres. I have published and presented in different disciplines related to this work (f.i. EPA, Surveillance & Society, 4S).

Courses and workshops I have previous taught include (among others) Cross-Media Documentary making, An introduction to Arduino and Physical Computing (for Mediamatic), Using and designing with FabLab (for the Waag Society), History of Civil Engineering in the Netherlands (for the University of Twente), Technology Assessment (for the University of Twente).

Besides academic work, I have been involved in commercial web- and software design and research work, both for large companies (e.g. Philips), smaller studios and institutions and as a freelancer. Occasionally, I am also involved in voluntary work, which often deals with Science Communication (f.i. ScienceCafeEnschede), or Cultural Communication (such as the Rijksmuseum Twente).

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Drs. R. Jongbloed

Rens - lage resolutie-3Renske Jongbloed is the Project Leader Library Innovation at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has a MA degree in International Relations, but also has a background in graphic- and interaction design. Understanding what drives the user is what interests her most.

Her research project “To preach or to practice: bridging the gap between theory and reality in information literacy teaching” focuses on online search skills of both students and researchers. The angle of usability research in the field of information literacy training links her professional interest in information science and her personal interest in usability and UX design.

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