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Department Digital Data Management
Specialization International relations
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Douwe Zeldenrust is Collection Manager and Senior Research Data Manager. He is responsible for the collection and data management of the Meertens Institute. The Meertens Institute and the Huygens ING work together in this regard and are both part of the KNAW Humanities Cluster. Douwe’s activities include developing and implementing the department’s policies, managing teams of data curators and the introduction of new methods and techniques for processing digital data. He also contributes to research proposals (in particular to the data management sections).

Douwe studied History at the University of Amsterdam and Information and Document Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is currently working on a dissertation about the collections of the Meertens Institute. For more information see:



Main publications

Cultures of Formalization: Towards an encounter between humanities and computing.

Data from Diaries.


Other publications

A life history of a collection, network analysis and the collections of the Meertens Instituut.

The creation, curation and dissemination of digital humanities resources: The Dutch Dialect Database.

The sound of time, an experimental perspective on Digital Humanities resources and research.


Popular-scientific publications

‘En kan het hier blijven staan?’ Het bureau uit Het Bureau.

Onderzoek zonder Facebook, hoe ging dat eigenlijk? De geschiedenis van de collectie Nederlands in de Verenigde Staten in tien vragen.

Bonbondozen voor taalliefhebbers: De collecties van het Meertens Instituut


Research output in PURE