WP5 willem melder
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
  Linked data; Collections; Speech recognition; Audiovisual data

For CLARIAH WP5 I am part of the team that sets up the audiovisual infrastructure at NISV. With a background in artificial intelligence and speech technology I’m focusing on automatic processing of audiovisual data and making it better accessible within a robust infrastructure. For NISV I am also participating within NDE in the workgroup Architecture, aiming to make digital heritage better interoperable and accessible for users.


WP5 thomas poell
University of Amsterdam
Community outreach, user studies, media suite, user space

Thomas Poell is Assistant Professor of New Media & Digital Culture and Program Director of the Research Master Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His research is focused on social media and the transformation of public communication around the globe. He has published on social media and popular protest in Canada, Egypt, Tunisia, India, and China, as well as on the role of these media in the development of new forms of journalism. Together with professor José van Dijck, Poell leads the KNAW-‘Over Grenzen’ research program on Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space.

He is one of the programme leaders of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, and part of the core team Audiovisual Data and Media Studies of the national infrastructural project CLARIAH (NWO). He sits on the editorial board of Social Media & Society and of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. During the Spring semester of 2015, Poell was Research Associate at UC Santa Cruz, and visiting lecturer at the University of Helsinki. In early 2016, he gave a series of mini-lectures (in Dutch) for the Universiteit van Nederland.

WP5 liliana melgar-estrada
Utrecht University; The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
user studies, annotation, crowdsourcing, gebruikersonderzoek

PhD in Information Science. Liliana’s main responsibility in CLARIAH WP5 is to collect researchers’ needs and requirements, systematize use cases, and conduct user studies with media scholars for providing requirements and evaluating continuous development of the media suite.

WP2, WP5 roeland ordelman
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Audiovisual access; ICT; Labs; Evaluation; Research

Roeland Ordelman is manager Research & Innovation at the R&D Department of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) and also affiliated to University of Twente as senior researcher Multimedia Retrieval. He coordinates the NISV Labs activties that include the development of the CLARIAH Media Suite.

WP5 norah karrouche
VU University Amsterdam (History department)
University of Amsterdam (Media Studies department)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (History department)
Oral history; memory studies; digital humanities

Norah Karrouche is a historian specializing in historical culture in Morocco and among Maghrebi communities in Europe. She is particularly interested in the uses of oral history in migration research, both as fieldwork method and as research ethic. Within CLARIAH WP5, she is project leader of Oral History Today (Verteld Verleden).