This project takes Dutch census data as its starting point to build a semantic data-web of historical information. With such a web, it will be possible to answer questions such as:

  • What kind of patterns can be identified and interpreted as expressions of regional identity?
  • How can patterns of changes in skills and labour be related to technological progress and patterns of geographical migration?
  • How can changes of local and national policies in the structure of communities and individual lives be traced?