|International Institute of Social History|
|Data harmonization, Digital Humanities, Socio-Economic Data, Linked Data, Historical Demography, Data Curation|
|I am a postdoctoral researcher at the International Institute of Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam. My expertise lies in (historical) data harmonization, digital humanities, economics and Linked Data.
In this work package I am responsible for the collection, curation and harmonization of Macro, Meso and Micro datasets. My interests range from digital humanities, socio economic history, statistical data (especially historical censuses) to usability and Linked (Open) Data.
|International Institute of Social History / University of Stirling|
|social mobility; occupational structures; female labour force participation;
multilevel modelling; HISCO
|WP-4: project lead and board member, expertise in occupational coding and multilevel modelling
WP-2: structured data expert, creating historical accurate border files on national level (world) and municipality level (Netherlands)
I am a post-doctoral researcher and assistant professor in economic and social history. My research interests include quantitative methods, the measurement of wellbeing, public services, and the link between family organisation and economic development.
My PhD thesis is on the provision of public services in the late-medieval period. You can find it here. This working paper and this forthcoming EHR article give an overview of this line of work.
I'm also doing post-doctoral research in the Agency Project. Specifically, I'm working on global datasets on family systems, historical wellbeing measurement, and the historical determinants of gender equality.
I am also involved in the Clariah-project.
|Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|http://datalegend.net/; user stories; data conversion and integration; data science; triple store management|
|My research objective is to automatically acquire relevant knowledge and share it in a way so that both humans and machines can make maximum use of it.|
|Linked Data; Web Development; Large Scale Processing; APIs|
|Laurens is specialized in Web Engineering and large-scale Infrastructure Deployment. He obtained his PhD on scalable Linked Data solutions under the supervision of Frank van Harmelen. Laurens has built the most popular SPARQL editor YASGUI. He has also been responsible for the technical ecosystem surrounding the LOD Laundromat and has previously worked as Software Engineer at GfK.|