Charles van den Heuvel studied Art History at the University of Groningen and gained his PhD in 1991 with a thesis on the introduction of Italian city and fortification construction to the Netherlands in the period 1540-1609. After his study he worked in various functions, at the Netherlands Art History Institute in Florence and at various universities. Van den Heuvel was a senior researcher at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences of the KNAW. Since January 2011 he has been a research manager in the history of science and a research leader in the ‘Circulation of Knowledge’ theme at Huygens ING. From 2013 onward, he is professor of Digital Methods and History, especially the History of Knowledge and Information Science, at the University of Amsterdam.
In addition, as a researcher he also participates in the Alfalab of the KNAW and is a member of the e-Humanities Research Group of the KNAW. His most recent research within Huygens ING covers the relationships between the history of science and the history of libary and information studies. In this context, he is particularly oriented toward the history of the classification of the sciences and the (visual) representation of (universal) knowledge and the history of the World Wide Web. Further, his research is also directed toward the application of digital resources and methods in the Humanities. He is the p.i. of the NWO Investment Grant Large project: Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age.
- Likeness and Likeliness: Exploring Multidimensional Classification for the Multiverse of Information
- Historical Roots of Information Sciences and the Making of E-Humanities.
- Essays in Honor of W. Boyd Rayward: Part 1 and 2
- Dynamic Visualizations in Enriched Publications Of Seventeenth Century Science
- Netwerken van vertrouwelijkheid en geheimhouding in brieven en tekeningen (zestiende en zeventiende eeuw)
- Mapping Knowledge Exchange in Early Modern Europe
- Mapping Notes and Nodes in Networks
- Zooming as a Didactic Metaphor:
- Circles of Confidence in Correspondences.
- Invisible Cities in Literature And History
- “As the author intended”.
- Tondo Mondo.
- The ePistolarium: Origins and Techniques
- Metaphors in Digital Hermeneutics: Zooming through Literary, Didactic and Historical Representations of Imaginary and Existing Cities
- Golden Agents
- Amsterdamers from the Golden Age to the Information Age via Lenticular Lenses
- Toward a Core Conceptual Model for (Im)material Cultural Heritage in the Golden Agents project.: Storyfying Data.
- Digital Humanists’ Knowledge Space: A Conceptual Design.
- Teaching in the Digital Humanities-
- The Shape of Time and Storifying Data
- The Decimal Office: Administration as a Science in the Netherlands
- Visualizing knowledge interaction in the multiverse of knowledge
- Idea Collider: From a theory of knowledge organization to a theory of knowledge interaction.
- The Dutch Connection. Donker Duyvis and Perceptions of American and European Decimal Classification Systems in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
- Mondothèque. A multimedia desk in a global internet
- Early Modern Urbanism and the Grid. Town Planning in the Low Countries in International Context. Exchanges in Theory and Practice 1550-1800
- Facing Interfaces: Paul Otlet’s Visualizations of Data Integration
- Envisioning Knowledge Architectures for a World Society. Paul Otlet’s Architectural and Epistemic Design Strategies
- Towards an Elementary Theory of Knowledge Interaction
- Visualizing Universes of Knowledge: Design and Visual Analysis of the UDC
- Multilayered Grids and Dutch Townplanning. Flexibility and Temporality in the Design of Settlements in the Low Countries and Overseas
- Dynamics of Networks and of Decimal Classification Systems 1905-35
- Multidimensional Classifications: Past and Future Conceptualizations and Visualizations.
- Exploring Uncertainty in Knowledge Representations: Classifications, Simulations, and Models of the World
- Text Theory, Digital Document, and the Practice of Digital Editions
- Multidimensional classifications: Past and future conceptualizations and visualizations
- Annotation as a New Paradigm in Research Archiving. Two Case Studies: Republic of Letters- Hebrew Text Database
- Visionen und Visualisierungen der Datenintegration
- Dynamic Drawings in Enhanced Publications
- Early experiments with modern fortification systems in the Low Countries. A short note on two fortification designs for The Hague of around 1528
- Interactions between elementary structures in universes of knowledge