Vehemence and Victims: Using generic lexicons to investigate emotions in historical Dutch parliamentary debates on war victim legislation (1945-1990)

Date:

During the online DH Benelux 2020 I presented the working paper ‘Vehemence and Victims’ with Ralf Futselaar. This working paper analyses digitized historical parliamentary debates on post-war welfare legislation for victims of the German occupation of the Netherlands.

We confronted a well-researched historical case with an additional, computational approach. This case also allowed us to explore and evaluate the use of generic emotion lexicons in an innovative approach to historical research.

Read this working paper on the Zenodo-website.