What’s in a Footnote? Datafication and the Consequences for Quality Control in Historical Scholarship

Jun 03, 2022  | 10am ET

Keynote Lecture (Virtual) | Speaker: Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University)

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This keynote lecture by Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University) is part of the Fifth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History “Datafication in the Historical Humanities: Reconsidering Traditional Understandings of Sources and Data."

Pim Huijnen works as an assistant professor in digital cultural history at Utrecht University. His research focuses on the use of digital text analysis to investigate conceptual history and the circulation of knowledge, as well as on the reflection of datafication and digitization for historical scholarship. Some of his recent publications are "Something Happened to the Future: Reconstructing Temporalities in Dutch Parliamentary Debate, 1814–2018," Contributions to the History of Concepts 16.2 (2021): 52-82, together with Joris van Eijnatten) and "Digital History and the Study of Modernity," International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity 7 (2019).