s Ruben Ros
Ruben Ros

Hi. I'm Ruben, a historian and digital humanist. I'm currently working on computer vision methods as a junior researcher at Utrecht University. In the Fall of 2020 I will start my PhD project at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH).


About Me
Romein, Christel Annemieke, Max Kemman, Julie Birkholz, James Baker, Michel de Gruijter, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Thorsten Ries, Ruben Ros, and Stefania Scagliola. State of the Field : Digital History. History.

Van Eijnatten, Joris, & Ros, Ruben (2019). The Eurocentric Fallacy. A Digital Approach to the Rise of Modernity, Civilization and Europe. International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, 7.

Hengchen, Simon, Ros, Ruben, and Marjanen, Jani (2019). Models for A data-driven approach to the changing vocabulary of the ‘nation’ in English, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish newspapers, 1750-1950. Data Release.

Ros, Ruben (2019). Conceptual Vocabularies and Changing Meanings of “Foreign” in Dutch Foreign News (1815-1914). Digital Humanities 2019, Utrecht.

I'm Ruben, a twenty four year old graduate of history (ReMa, Utrecht University, 2019) with a pronounced interest in digital humanities, conceptual history and political history. Besides doing research I am a board member of the Dutch United Nations Association and an active member of PerspectieF. In the past I was a board member at DUNSA-Utrecht.

I am interested in conceptual history and political history. In answering historical questions I try to use computational methods. I have worked on the conceptual history of "buitenland" during my thesis project, and on the history of nationalism during my internship at COMHIS. At the moment I am a junior researcher at Utrecht University where I study the online afterlives of famous images. Find my past projects on GitHub

This fall I will start my PhD research in Luxembourg! I will work on the modelling of technocratic discourse in parliamentary debates. The place of expertise and technical discourse is a precarious issue in contemporary democracy. I want to find out how the relation between what can be called "technocratic" discourse and other political language has developed. Can we see a technocratization of politics? Who used technocratic discourse and why? I hope to find answers to these questions by using argument mining: the computational identification of argument types.