Centre for Digital Humanities

Pim Huijnen

Assistant professor Cultural History

Focus on Quantitative text analysis, digital conceptual history, datafication in history

For more see: www.pimhuijnen.com and uu.nl/staff/phuijnen

Contact: p.huijnen@uu.nl

Working on

  • Text mining approaches to conceptual history, the circulation of knowledge and memory culture
  • Digital analysis of large digitized collections of newspapers and periodicals
  • The consequences of datafication for historical scholarship, particularly concerning replication/reproduction and internet culture as a source for and form of history

Relevant other positions

  • Co-coordinator (with colleagues from the Social Sciences) SIG Text mining [Focus Area Applied Data Science]
  • Coordinator Digital History Group [Department of History and Art History]
  • Member of the advisory committee of Digitised Newspaper Portal of the German Digital Library DDB


  • Coordinator implementation leerlijn Digital Literacy BA & MA’s History
  • Teaching:
    • RMA History (Coordinator Methods of Historical Research)
    • MA Cultural History (Coordinator Tutorial Digital History, Digital Cultural Heritage)
    • BA History (Coordinator Theory of History)

Three relevant publications