• Verkijk, Stella, & Vossen, Piek. (2023). Sunken Ships Shan’t Sail: Ontology Design for Reconstructing Events in the Dutch East India Company Archives. Proceedings of the CHR 2023: Computational Humanities Research Conference, December 6-8, 2023, Paris, France, 320-332.
  • Verkijk, Stella, Roothaert, Ritten, Pernisch, Romana, & Schlobach, Stefan. (2023). Do you catch my drift? On the usage of embedding methods to measure concept shift in knowledge graphs. In Knowledge Capture Conference 2023 (K-CAP ’23), December 05-07, 2023, Pensacola, FL, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  • Petram, Lodewijk, & Rossum, Matthias van. (2022). Transforming historical research practices – a digital infrastructure for the VOC archives (GLOBALISE). International Journal of Maritime History, 34(3), 494-502.
  • Petram, Lodewijk, & Rossum, Matthias van. (2022). GLOBALISE: een onderzoeksrevolutie voor het VOC-archief. Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis, 41(1), 104-107.
  • (pre-GLOBALISE) Arnoult, Sophie, Petram, Lodewijk & Vossen, Piek. Batavia asked for advice. Pretrained language models for Named Entity Recognition in historical texts. Proceedings of LaTeCH-CLfL 2021, 21-30.

Blog posts


The list below shows datasets produced within the project. These are published on Dataverse, along with external datasets that we receive and process within the project.


  • Verkijk, Stella, & Vossen, Piek. (6 December 2023). Sunken Ships Shan’t Sail: Ontology Design for Reconstructing Events in the Dutch East India Company Archives. Fourth Conference on Computational Humanities Research, Paris.
  • Petram, Lodewijk. (24 November 2023). GLOBALISE: Het VOC-archief toegankelijk maken voor de wereld. Vijftiende symposium van het Maritiem Portal, Vlissingen.
  • Schnober, Carsten, Pepping, Kay, Hids, Maartje, & Petram, Lodewijk. (22 September 2023). Classifying the Quality of Digitized VOC Documents. CLIN33, Antwerp.
  • Petram, Lodewijk, & Wissen, Leon van. (30 June 2023). GLOBALISE. Vlootschouw 2023 (poster).
  • Petram, Lodewijk. (30 June 2023). GLOBALISE. Vlootschouw 2023.
  • Pepping, Kay, & Nijman, Brecht. (1 June 2023). Building a VOCabulary: the uses and challenges of thesauri for working with early modern recognized entities. DHBenelux 2023 (short paper).
  • Rossum, Matthias van. (16 May 2023). Digital infrastructure for colonial archives, court records and global histories. Workshop Gender and Work Group, IISH, Amsterdam.
  • Verkijk, Stella. (28 November 2022). Towards Automatic Event Detection in VOC Documents. GLOBALISE seminar.
  • Verkijk, Stella. (10 November 2022).
  • Nijman, Brecht, Petram, Lodewijk, & Wissen, Leon van. (10 November 2022). GLOBALISE – The practice of data model interoperability, Golden Agents/Data for History, Amsterdam.
  • Pepping, Kay. (31 October 2022). Creating a commodity classification for the Indian Ocean World. GLOBALISE seminar.
  • Wissen, Leon van. (13 October 2022). Understanding the History of Early Globalisation and Colonialism, Data Science Day 2022, Amsterdam.
  • Kuruppath, Manjusha. (26 September 2022). From VOC archives to datasets and back. GLOBALISE seminar.
  • Rossum, Matthias van. (16 September 2022). Globalise. Mogelijkheden van onderzoeksinfrastructuur koloniale en gerechtelijke bronnen. Workshop ‘Social Hotspots: Artificiële intelligentie en burgerwetenschap in gerechtelijk archief uit het ancien régime‘, Rijksarchief, Brussel.
  • Wissen, Leon van. (27 June 2022). Data modelling at the start of the GLOBALISE project (pilot), GLOBALISE seminar.
  • Kok, Gerhard de. (30 May 2022). Entity Linking in Structured and Linked Data on VOC Ships. GLOBALISE seminar.
  • Petram, Lodewijk. (14 April 2022). Project GLOBALISE, Symposium ‘De waarde van open data’, Nationaal Archief, The Hague.
  • Rossum, Matthias van. (23 March 2022). Globalise. Mogelijkheden van onderzoeksinfrastructuur, koloniale en gerechtelijke bronnen, HUF Congres, Tresoar, Leeuwarden.
  • Petram, Lodewijk, & Rossum, Matthias van. (7 December 2021). GLOBALISE, CREATE Salon, Amsterdam.

Guest lectures

  • Nijman, Brecht, & Petram, Lodewijk. (27 and 28 November 2023). Guest lecture at the lecture series ‘Kernvak 2 Master Geschiedenis‘, University of Amsterdam.
  • Petram, Lodewijk. (22 April 2022). Guest lecture at the lecture series ‘Nederlandse bronnen als venster op de wereld‘, Leiden University.


  • GLOBALISE data sprint: What on Earth is This? Defining, Labeling and Classifying Early Modern Commodities. (4 December 2023). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE HTR launch. (4 October 2023). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE data sprint: Mapping Places in the Indian Ocean World. (15 May 2023). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE user panel, first meeting for researchers from outside the Netherlands. (10 May 2023). Online.
  • GLOBALISE user panel, third meeting. (8 May 2023). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE user panel, second meeting. (19 December 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE seminar: Historical Events and Frames Annotation Processes. (28 November 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE user panel, first meeting. (8 November 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE seminar: Classification of Historical Data and Collections. (31 October 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE seminar: Writing Global Histories with the VOC Archives. (26 September 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE seminar: Entity Modelling and Historical Observations. (27 June 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE seminar: Entity Linking and (the Trouble of) Historical Data. (30 May 2022). Amsterdam.
  • GLOBALISE kick-off meeting. (11 May 2022). Amsterdam.