Digital infrastructure and data
The IISH has been building and using databases on Global Labour History since the 1980s. The scale on which this is happening now, requires an advanced and reliable digital infrastructure.
IISH-research covers a period of 500 years and is partly based on structured quantitative data. That is why the institute has been building and using databases since the 1980s.
The scale on which this is happening now, requires an advanced and reliable digital infrastructure: data sets must not only be stored, but also shared and linked with data-sets that are located elsewhere. Moreover, digital tools are needed to be able to analyze and visualize data.
This means that the IISH also carries out projects to develop and improve its digital data infrastructure. These projects are closely related to our research and are often initiated by researchers working closely with the Digital Humanities Lab and the Digital Infrastructure department of the KNAW Humanities Cluster.