Melvin Wevers

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Digital Humanities Lab at the KNAW Humanities Cluster. My research interests include the study of cultural-historical phenomena using computational means with a specific interest in the formation and evolution of ideas and concepts in public discourse. Oh, and I really like to study advertisements and consumer products.


In different times, people use different words to describe concepts. Change and stability in word usage are possible indicators of …

Word meanings change over time. Detecting shifts in meaning for particular words has been the focus of much research recently. We …