Department Data Management
Specialisation Historical literary studies
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Judith studied Dutch Dutch Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, specialising in Historical Literature. She gained her doctorate at the University of Groningen in 2013 with a dissertation about never-delivered post from the “Disaster Year” of 1672. A commercial edition was published in 2014, Levenstekens. Gekaapte brieven uit het Rampjaar 1672 [Signs of Life. Captured letters from the Disaster Year of 1672” ].
In addition to her work for Data Management, Judith is also an editorial board member editor of Amstelodamum and a board member of the Flemish-Dutch Society for New History.


Judith Brouwer is a data curator for various projects within the Huygens Institute. She works on the realisation of a research data infrastructure and is responsible for harmonising and interconnecting a wide variety of historical (especially early modern) datasets. Judith translates complex research questions into concrete data mappings and models and supports researchers in processing data files. She acts as a liaison between researchers, software developers and external partners.

Working within Data Management, Judith serves as research data manager for the collections of the Meertens Institute as well. She provides hands-on research support, advises on data management plans, helps with cleaning, systematising and storing datasets, as well as offering other practical support. Her duties also include advising on open (FAIR) data, usage agreements and privacy legislation of research data.