Creative Amsterdam - An E-Humanities perspective (CREATE) (UvA)

CREATE integrates research on historical cultural industries and research in the field of digital humanities. It is a research programme established in 2014, based at the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Researchers, technicians and data scientists of CREATE investigate how cultural industries have shaped Amsterdam’s unique position in a European and global context, from the seventeenth century until the present day. In doing so, they collect data on the various cultural sectors of Amsterdam, link and enrich datasets, and develop novel search and analysis tools. They explore the possibilities and limitations of various computational techniques and methods, such as text mining, network analysis, image recognition, 3D visualisations and GIS mapping.

The development of different cultural and creative industries is examined in projects that are organized in different program lines: Amsterdam Time Machine, Performing Arts, Artificial Intelligence and Impact of the Humanities. Below you will find links where you can read more about these research pillars.

 CREATE Research pillars 

(1) Amsterdam Time Machine

(2) Performing Arts 

(3) Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage

(4) Impact of the Humanities


(1) CREATE Salons: Monthly public seminars where CREATE researchers and invited guests present work in progress and debate current themes related to digital humanities research and education. Most Salons take place in the eLab (room 0.16). 

(2) Workshops: Allowing humanities scholars to practice, discuss and experiment hands-on with the uses of digital tools in humanities research.

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