• Dekker, Theo. ‘God’s Invisible Particles as an Explanation for the Rinderpest Outbreak (1713–1714): The Reception of Medical Knowledge in the Dutch Republic’. European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health 79, nr. 1 (2022): 152–68.
  • Dekker, Theo & Erika Kuijpers, “Chronicling Novelty: A Project on the Bloggers of the Early Modern Period. A Research Update”, CODEX Historiae (Amsterdam, 2022).
  • Kuijpers, Erika. ‘De informatiebronnen van Albert Louwen (1722–1798), kroniekschrijver te Purmerend’. In Makelaars in kennis. Informatie verzamelen, verwerken en verspreiden in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden, onder redactie van Erika Kuijpers en Gerrit Verhoeven, 131–58. NIeuwe Tijdingen. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2022.
  • Lassche, Alie, Jan Kostkan, en Kristoffer Nielbo. ‘Chronicling Crises: Event Detection in Early Modern Chronicles    from the Low Countries’. In Proceedings of the Computational Humanities Research  Conference 2022, onder redactie van Folgert Karsdorp, Alie Lassche, en Kristoffer Nielbo, 3290:215–30. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Antwerp, Belgium: CEUR, 2022.
  • Lassche, Alie, en Roser Morante. ‘The Early Modern Dutch Mediascape. Detecting Media Mentions in Chronicles Using Word Embeddings and CRF’. In Proceedings of the 5th Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature, 1–10. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (online): Association for Computational Linguistics, 2021.
  • Pollmann, Judith. ‘The Spirit of the Belltower: Chronicling Urban Time in an Age of Revolution’. In Civic Continuities in an Age of Revolutionary Change, c.1750–1850: Europe and the Americas, onder redactie van Judith Pollmann en Henk te Velde, 271–93. Palgrave Studies in Political History. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2023.
  • Romein, C. Annemieke, Tobias Hodel, Femke Gordijn, Joris J. van Zundert, Alix Chagué, Milan van Lange, Helle Strandgaard Jensen, e.a. ‘Exploring Data Provenance in Handwritten Text Recognition Infrastructure: Sharing and Reusing Ground Truth Data, Referencing Models, and Acknowledging Contributions. Starting the Conversation on How We Could Get It Done’, 30 november 2022.
  • Smith, Eleanor L T, Lianne Wilhelmus, Erika Kuijpers, Alie Lassche, en Roser Morante. ‘Identifying Copied Fragments in an 18th Century Dutch Chronicle’. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022), 5865–78. Marseille: © European Language Resources Association (ELRA, 2022.

Past events

  • Theo Dekker, “The Chronicle as a Compass for an Uncertain Future. Searching for Patterns in Early Modern Dutch Chronicles”, research paper, The European Association for Urban History, 31 Aug – 3 Sept 2022, Antwerp.
  • Theo Dekker, “Coping with Epidemics in the Early Modern Low Countries”, lecture at the Interfaculty Congress of Leiden University: Living with Corona: Perspectives on a Global Pandemic, 2 May 2022.
  • Theo Dekker, “The Reception of Corpuscular Philosophy Among the Early Modern Dutch Middling Sort”, research paper, Workshop: Is Atomism Atheism? Heterodox Connotations of Early Modern Corpuscular Philosophy in the Dutch Republic and Italy. 8 October 2021.
  • Theo Dekker, “Chronicling Epidemics. The relation between medical knowledge and religious practices among non-medical experts in the Low Countries, 1500-1850”, research paper EAHMH Congres ‘Faith, Medicine and Religion’ (online). 7-10 September 2021. Winner of the Pieter van Foreest Student Prize.
  • Theo Dekker, “Epidemics in the early modern period. The changing representations of epidemics by ordinary people in Dutch chronicles”, research paper, Dealing with Disasters (Ravenstein/online). 17 June 2021.
  • Alie Lassche and Roser Morante, “The Mediascape of Dutch Chroniclers (1500-1850). Labeling Media Mentions in Early Modern Chronicles Using CRF”, research paper, DHBenelux 2021 (online).
  • Carolina Lenarduzzi et al., “Chronicling the New in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500–1800”, panel, RSA 2021 (online).
    • Judith Pollmann, “Chroniclers and the Selection of Useful Knowledge”.
    • Erika Kuijpers, “Digitizing Early Modern Chronicles through Crowdsourcing and Automatic Handwritten Text Recognition”.
    • Alie Lassche, “Using Digital Tools to Analyze the Mediascape of Netherlandish Chroniclers”.
    • Theo Dekker, “The Production and Reception of Popular Medical Knowledge in Early Modern Chronicles”.
  • Theo Dekker, Epidemieën in Nederlandstalige kronieken (1500-1850). 5 February 2021.
  • Roser Morante, Antske Fokkens & Piek Vossen, “Transparant NLP for the Digital Humanities: Processing Historical Texts”, National eScience Symposium (Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam).
  • Roser Morante, “Chronicling Novelty: New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850”. ATILA symposium 2019 (Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, Antwerp).


  • “Horizons of interest: the geographical scope of knowledge in early modern chronicles (1500-1850)” Netwerk Institute Academy Assistants 2021/2022, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • “The Cycle of News in Chronicles from Eighteenth Century Holland: A Stylometric Approach”, Netwerk Institute Academy Assistants 2020/2021, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • “Annotating Attributions in Chronicles from Eighteenth Century Holland”, CLUE+ / Vrije Universiteit, 2021
  • “A digital Future for Old News” Video co-funded by CLUE+ / Vrije Universiteit, 2020
  • “Tracking the reception of new knowledge in Low Countries’ chronicles, 1500-1850”, Humanities Research Traineeship Programme 2020, Leiden University.