Since 2020, I am an Assistant Professor in Digital History at the University of Amsterdam. My reserach focus on the application of computational methods to model historical processes. I do this by combining insights from the philosophy of history with the affordances of modeling techniques, such as time series analysis, bayesian statistics, deep/machine learning, and information theory.

Current Projects

  • With Nanne van Noord, I lead the CANAL / Cultural Analytics Lab.

  • With Jelle van Lottum, Lodewijk Petram, and Marijn Koolen, I am working on a study in which we try to model career trajectories in the East India Company.

  • With Folgert Karsdorp, I am one of co-founders chairs of the Computational Humanities Research Workshop.

  • Together with Thomas Smits, I am working on the multimodal analysis of historical advertisements