Dutch Foreign Relations Editing Projects

Editions

The Netherlands and the integration of Europe, 1945 -1986

Chronological scope: 

Commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008, this project was completed in 2014. The aim was to produce an online source edition. The publication primarily comprises a selection of key documents from the archive collections of the Netherlands government. Documents cover the time period 1945 to 1986. Within this period 1950 is a landmark year (the Schuman plan for the ECSC). The project cuts off in 1986 (the accession of Spain and Portugal to the EC; the signing of the Single European Act). Document sets can arranged through faceted search using metadata. The web publication also offers users brief summaries of each document and the option of clicking through to files containing the complete texts. All documents are available online (PDF) and contain a watermark with information on their provenance. The documents can be found at: http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/europeseintegratie or through http://www.europadocs.eu

Project start: 
2008
Status: 
finished

Netherlands-Indonesian Relations, 1950-1963

Chronological scope: 

This project was started after the completion, in 1996, of the series of Official Documents on Netherlands-Indonesian Relations 1945-1949, which resulted in a series of 20 edited book volumes. The books have subsequently been retro digitized at: http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/retroboeken/nib  It was decided to present the follow-up project on the period 1950-1963 not in the shape of a series of edited books, but in the form of a website that would offer representations of documents in PDF format. Since 2007 the end result of the project has been on-line at http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/indonesischebetrekkingen1945-1969

Project start: 
1970 /1996
Status: 
finished

Netherlands’ Development Cooperation policy, 1949-1989

Chronological scope: 

This project was commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998. Six book volumes were published. The final volume, covering the period 1982-1989, was presented at the 10th editors’ conference in The Hague in 2009. With this book, and a book compiled from 15 interviews with major players in this field, the project was completed. The books have subsequently been retro digitized at: http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/retroboeken/os  An expanded, full-text searchable online digital edition is currently under preparation, offering greatly expanded search options through Named Entity Recognition. A beta-version of the expanded edition can be accessed at: https://beta.buitenlandsebetrekkingen.huygens.knaw.nl/buitenlandsebetrek...

Project start: 
1998
Status: 
ongoing

Netherlands Foreign Policy, 1848-1945

Chronological scope: 

This series was produced by various researchers between 1957 and 2004 and comprises of 35 printed volumes, divided over three chronological periods: (A) 1848-1919, (B) 1919-1940, and (C) 1940-1945. Since 2005 all volumes have been retro digitized and are available at http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/retroboeken/bupo

Project start: 
1950
Status: 
finished
Last update: 2018-05-08