Dutch Textile Trade

Carrie Anderson of Middlebury College and I have been building this project for several years, growing out of our (separate) prior work on trade in the Dutch East and West India Companies. The project, which debuted in March 2023 consists of a dataset of textile exchanges drawn from primary archival documents, visual textile glossary, and interactive visualization apps. We edited a special issue of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art about the project!

Trade, Globalization, and Dutch Art and Architecture: Interrogating Dutchness and the Golden Age

My book, many years in preparation, published with Amsterdam University Press in July 2023. Order here!

Mounted Nautilus Shells Catalogue

I’ve been working on nautilus art since 2008, a seminar paper that would become an article, then a dissertation chapter, and eventually a book chapter. Along the way, I’ve built a dataset of objects that I’m now sharing as an on-line catalogue.

Rebuilding Willemstad

My first Digital Humanities project, this is a repository of digital and digitized photography of the architecture of Willemstad, CuraƧao, capital of the Dutch West Indies from the 17th-20th centuries. A curated and truncated version of this information is available via this publication on Scalar.