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Example annotations in Recogito on land map ‘Kaart van het Eiland Ceylon, een klein gedeelte van de Kust van Malabar, Madure en Cormandel’ (4.VEL, 924).

Old Maps, New Discoveries: A Datasprint’s Digital Exploration

Earlier this year, GLOBALISE together with the University of Amsterdam’s CREATE Lab organised a collaborative datasprint on historical places in the area around the Indian Ocean and Indonesian archipelago. This…

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Textile Taxonomies – GLOBALISE’s efforts in defining traded textiles in the Indian Ocean Region

Do you know what a roll of ‘periemoenemolam’ is? Or what ‘gorgorongs’ are for that matter? Chance is, that you will at some point encounter cryptic terms like these as types of traded goods in the archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). This blog post tells about the efforts of the GLOBALISE project to create a thesaurus of textiles that helps researchers find their way in the VOC archives

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