One of our current KB Researchers-in-residence, Thomas Smits, has written a new blog post on the work he will be doing at the KB Lab the coming months.
Can computer vision find illustrations of nineteenth-century railway crashes?
Sitting in the train to The Hague on the first day of my Researcher–in-residence project at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), I thought about the time I first saw an image of train crash in a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper. Having been interested in the Second World War and genocide for the most of my BA and MA, I decided I needed to take at least one course that focused on something entirely different. I chose a class on Nineteenth-Century periodicals because it seemed to be the furthest removed from my previous interest.