Keynote Speakers

Ann Dooms 

Ann Dooms (PhD in mathematics, 2004) is professor at the Department of Mathematics and Data Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where she leads the research group Digital Mathematics (DIMA). She develops mathematics for digital data science with applications in the cultural heritage sector such as image stitching and registration, painting analysis, text extraction from scanned newspapers and manuscripts.

Clemens Neudecker

Clemens Neudecker studied Philosophy, Computer Science and Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and has worked as Research Advisor to the Directorate General of the Berlin State Library since 2014. After starting to work on digitisation as a researcher in the Digitisation Center of the Bavarian State Library from 2003 - 2009, he joined the Research Department of the National Library of the Netherlands as Project Manager from 2009 - 2014. His main interests are research and development in the areas of Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and the Digital Humanities.

Ian Milligan

Ian Milligan is an associate professor of history at the University of Waterloo (Canada). His primary research focus is on how historians can use web archives, as well as the impact of digital sources on historical practice more generally. Most recently, he wrote the 2019 monograph History in the Age of Abundance: How the Web is Transforming Historical Research.

Gerben Zaagsma

Dr. Gerben Zaagsma is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg. His main research and teaching interests are modern Jewish history, digital history, and music history. Within the context of digital history he is particularly interested in the methodological and epistemological implications of using new technologies in historical research and writing. He currently works on two related projects that investigate the politics of digitisation and the history of digital history.