Seven projects have been selected with regard to the expected interactions between the key domains frequently associated with the United States’ cultural influence and the degree to which they are represented in the digital corpus. The uniformity of the projects will provide comparable research data for a concluding study about the dynamics of reference cultures.
- The United States business system as reference model for the Dutch economy, 1890-1990 (Postdoc: dr. Pim Huijnen)
- The Good society: The United States as a reference culture for state, civil society and the citizen (Postdoc: dr. Bram Mellink)
- Consuming America: Public discourses about American consumer goods and consumerism in the Netherlands, 1890-1990 (PhD student: Melvin Wevers)
- Mediating civilization: Debating the role of the United States in the appropriation of media in the Netherlands, 1890-1990 (PhD student: Jesper Verhoef)
- Debating crime and drugs: The United States as a reference model for Dutch concepts and practices, 1890-1990 (PhD student: Lisanne Walma)
- Negotiating health and illness: The United States as a reference model for Dutch health care, 1890-1990 (Postdoc: dr. Hieke Huistra)
- Semantic text analytics and e-Humanities research (PhD student: Tom Kenter)
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