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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.



KNAW awarded Huygens ING proposal

The KNAW has awarded the Digital Forensics proposal written by Huygens ING and IISG, collaborating with Leiden University and Microsoft.

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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.
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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.
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