Project team

Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Huygens ING – KNAW (main project leader)
Rens Bod, UvA, ILLC (associate project leader)
Hanno Brand, Fryske Akademy (associate project leader)
Andreas van Cranenburgh, Huygens ING – KNAW
Gertjan Filarski, Huygens ING – KNAW
Kim Jautze, Huygens ING – KNAW
Corina Koolen, UvA, ILLC
Hayco de Jong, Huygens ING – KNAW
Fernie Maas, Huygens ING – KNAW
Floor Naber, Huygens ING – KNAW

Liaised researchers:

Maciej Eder, Polish Academy of Sciences
Carlos Martinez Ortiz, eScience Center – Amsterdam
Erica Nagelhout, NagelhoutMRS
Allen Riddell, Dartmouth College
Roel Smeets, Radboud University
Ton van der Woude, Meertens Instituut – KNAW
Joris van Zundert, Huygens ING – KNAW

Karina van Dalen-Oskam is head of the Department of Literary Studies / Textual Scholarship at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. Her research involves research of medieval and modern Dutch literature from a digital and computational perspective. She is the project leader of The Riddle of Literary Quality. She can be contacted at karina.van.dalen at huygens.knaw.nl.

Rens Bod is professor in Computational Humanities at the University of Amsterdam, where he is vice-director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. In his research he investigates the humanities, in particular language and music, from a computational and historical perspective. He will be the main supervisor of the postdoctoral fellow in the project team and together with the projectleader supervise the PhD student.

Hanno Brand is head of the History and Literature Department at the Fryske Akademy. His own research focuses on the institutional and maritime history of Frisia in the Early Modern Period. In this project, he will supervise the experiments on modern Frisian Literature in co-opeartion with specialists at Tresoar in Leeuwarden.

Andreas van Cranenburgh is a postdoc at Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf. He was a PhD-student in the Riddle project and worked in NLP and U-DOP application with Rens Bod.

Gertjan Filarski is software developer in the Development team of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. He coordinates the development tasks of the project.

Kim Jautze is PhD-student focusing on literary studies and computational linguistics.

Corina Koolen is PhD-student focusing on the cross-section of literary studies and natural language processing.

Hayco de Jong is software developer in the Development team of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands.

Fernie Maas has assisted the project in different kinds of data preparation.

Floor Naber is a literary scholar and assists the project in its final phase with an experiment into nineteenth-century novels.

Liaised researchers:

Maciej Eder is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Polish Studies at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland, and at the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland. In 2014 he was a visiting fellow for the eHumanities group and, as did Allen Riddell, contributed to our research with his advanced knowledge of statistical methods.

Carlos Martinez Ortiz has a PhD in Computer Science and has worked as a developer in various projects. In The Riddle he supports Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Corina Koolen en Kim Jautze in analyzing the survey data.

Erica Nagelhout of NagelhoutMRS helped to develop the online survey (The National Reader Survey) in 2013 and continues to share her expertise with the Riddle team in the analysis of the survey results.

Allen Riddell a postdoctoral fellow at the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College. In the spring of 2015 he was a visiting fellow for the eHumanities group and during his stay he contributed to our research with his advanced knowledge of statistical methods.

Roel Smeets is a PhD student at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. He did an internship with the Riddle team which was related to his master thesis at Utrecht University.

Ton van der Woude is a researcher in Variationist Linguistics at Meertens Instituut.

Joris van Zundert is a researcher and developer in the field of digital and computational humanities at Huygens ING.