Ulrich Tiedau

Senior lecturer in modern Low Countries history and society

Ulrich Tiedau

Ulrich Tiedau is a historian and digital humanist. He has worked on and across the boundaries of humanities and communication technologies for most of his professional life and published widely on Belgian, Dutch and German history as well as on distance education and digital scholarship.

He is an Associate Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and held a series of research grants within the UKOER programme of JISC and the HE Academy, as well as a major collaborative European grant that develops text and sentiment mining techniques for longitudinal cultural analysis of vast digitized newspaper collections in the British Library and various other European national libraries. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies which in December 2009 has been awarded an honourable mention in the Phoenix Prize for Significant Editorial Achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, review editor of Frontiers in Digital Humanities, and is a co-convenor of the Low Countries history research seminars at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR).

He was Head of Department from 2010–2013 and in 2012 has been appointed UCL Knowledge Transfer Champion for Open Access and Open Educational Resources for the SLASH cluster of faculties (Arts & Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, and Laws). On the national level he is a member of the publications committee of the Association for Learning Technology and is representing Area Studies on the University Council for Modern Languages. Internationally he serves as a member of the executive committee of the Netherlandic section of the Modern Language Association (MLA). He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2009, and the University of California in Berkeley in 2014.

Click here for a link to the 2013 Octagon exhibition ‘Knowledge in Motion’ (jointly curated with colleagues in the UCL Geography and History departments).

Contact details

Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 1-2pm (during term time), or by appointment.
Room: Foster Court, first floor, room 350.

Courses 2014/15

Year Code Course
I DUTC1101 Born out of rebellion: the Low Countries from the Dutch Revolt to the eve of World War I
II DUTC2101 At the Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the 20th and 21st centuries
IV DUTC4205 Contemporary History and Culture of the Low Countries
E ELCS6027B Nationalism and Ethnicity in Contemporary Europe
E ELCS6046 Introduction to Digital Humanities (tailored for European Languages, Culture and Society students)
M ELCSGG01 MA Language, Culture, History (Core Course)
M ARTFGEO01 MA Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures (Core Course)

Publications