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Innovating history

Going back to the source: unraveling history with new technology. This is the mission of Huygens ING, a research institute of History and Culture. We intend to accomplish this mission by stimulating inspiring research and producing innovative tools to open up old and inaccessible sources, and to understand them better. Huygens ING focuses on History, History of Science, and Textual Scholarship. Our mission and research explained in under five minutes.



‘Make sure your kitchen staff is French!’

As a foreigner how would you assemble a royal court in an old republic that has been around for over two hundred years? Senior researcher Jos Gabriëls quickly came to interesting insights in how Louis Bonaparte took on this challenge.

Invitation to extra CLARIAH Tech Day

CLARIAH invites everyone to visit the extra Tech Day: an unconference and hackaton where attendants decide what will happen. It is scheduled on March 29th at the IISH.

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Platforms & communities

The website is the most important portal for persons interested in Dutch history. Here can be found a treasure trove of sources and news.
Visit the website at, an online platform for literature lovers, scientists and education, where large and small stories from the Dutch literature are brought to life with archival footage and texts managed by the foundation.


The Digital Web Centre for the History of Science in the Low Countries (DWC) is the starting point for people who are invested in the history of science.
Visit the website at