About us

Jelle van Lottum

Jelle van Lottum

Jelle van Lottum is Senior Researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. He has published extensively on issues relating to labour migration, economic development, and the maritime sector. He has led several research projects at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Birmingham. He is currently involved in a number of projects that use digital methods to study (in particular) maritime history. He leads among other the Dutch Prize Papers Digitisation project at Huygens ING, and is principle investigator at the CLARIAH sponsored HUMIGEC project.


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Lodewijk Petram

Lodewijk Petram (Photo: Fjodor Buis)

Lodewijk Petram is part-time Senior Research Data Manager at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, working on various projects aimed at increasing and improving the digital availability of historical data. In the HUMIGEC project, he was closely involved in developing the career reconstruction methodology and led the place name standardisation task. Lodewijk also works as an independent historian and writer. He is the author of books on the world’s first stock exchange, in 17th-century Amsterdam, and the Dutch banking crisis of the early 1920s.


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Other (former) team members

Rutger van Koert is a Software Engineer working for the Digital Infrastructure department of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Cluster. He developed the algorithm for normalising spelling variation and linking data observations (see blog posts on methodology for more explanation).

Jessica den Oudsten is responsible for social media outreach for the Dutch Prize Papers online project (see for example the project’s Twitter feed, where she regularly highlights great finds from the archive). She previously worked as an intern at Huygens ING on a manual data linkage pilot, piecing together lives and careers of sailors from data observations in the Dutch East India Company’s pay ledgers, the Prize Papers and Wiewaswie.nl, a collection of Dutch genealogical data resources.

Ania Ahamed worked as an intern at Huygens ING, together with Jessica den Oudsten, on a manual data linkage pilot (see above for more explanation).

Zhoubeini Zhang worked as an intern at Huygens ING. She wrote an in-depth data analysis report on the Dutch East India Company’s pay ledgers.