Monday, July 11, 2022



Digital Atlas of Postcolonial Europe: Postcolonial Intellectuals


During the final PIN conference in Venice, 26-27 May 2022, the data visualization project

Digital Atlas of Postcolonial Europe: Postcolonial Intellectuals was launched.

It can now be found here:



The Digital Atlas of Europe aims to visualize the connections of postcolonial intellectuals across time and space, within and beyond Europe. It offers a symbolic selection of major postcolonial figures whose presence and impact in the public sphere are visualized through three categories: LIFE, WORK and LEGACY.

These categories aim to capture
major highlights in their biography and career (birth, academic affiliations), work across different genres and media (articles, books, public lectures, media appearances, films etc.) and legacy, namely the reception, dissemination and afterlife of their work and their influence (dedicated libraries, foundations, critical reception of their work, films and documentaries, obituaries, conferences etc.). The idea was to create a mobile data assemblage that shows crossings and connections, visualized through a timeline and a map.

 see here:

Postcolonial Intellectuals and their European Public (PIN)

PIN is a project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in the Internationalisation in the Humanities programme. See here:

The data visualization project is funded by NWO and was carried out in collaboration with Utrecht University Digital Humanities Lab. Sandra Ponzanesi and Julia de Lange coordinated the project, in collaboration with the many PIN members who contributed to the data collection. See here for more info: