Dr. M. Kleppe (Martijn)
Role in Erasmus Studio:
Dr. Martijn Kleppe, conducted a PhD project on the production of Dutch photographic icons within the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. He actively used computer-assisted software to examine large visual datasets as source for historical studies. For his dissertation he created a database of 4,000 photos that were published in Dutch History textbooks and interviewed the editors of these history textbooks on the use of picture archives. Before, he was a consultant specialized in examining the needs of newspaper readers and is currently also involved in a research program with World Press Photo. He is the review editor of the Dutch Journal of Mediahistory (Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis) and writes a column on the photography website Photoq.nl on the use of photographs in current media.
He defended his dissertation in 2013. Title: Canonieke icoonfoto's. De rol van (pers)foto's in de Nederlandse geschiedschrijving'.
For a more detailed overview, Martijn's personal page can be found here.