Query and context based visualization of time-spatial cultural dynamics

About QVIZ Key Challenges Product

QVIZ is a project started in order to bring users a single entry point to the archives of Europe. A common starting point that allows browsing of the archival resources through time and space using a dynamic map or contextual categories. The map interface locates the resources without the need of knowledge concerning the language that the resource keeps or which institution that holds the records. In addition to this, QVIZ also provides an environment for collaborative knowledge building with social bookmarking for interested users.

Spin-off projects

QVIZ platform for faceted browsing has been developed further at HUMlab staring 2008 and is 2013 still going on. One key enhancement of QVIZ was the introduction of a highly dynamic data retrieval component that can use data from different kinds of sources. The QVIZ system has the potential to become and even more flexible and widely used research infrastructure for the digital humanities.
QVIZ on HUMlab web.
Presentation about facetted browsing and it usages in multiple domains


7-9th of May Fredrik Palm presented paper at IST-Afrika Windhoek, Namibia read paper

Association of American Geographers conference 2008

14-19th of April 2008, Humphrey Southall presented at the annual conference in Boston, United States. see presentation

QVIZ symposium

2-3 of April 2008 in HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden.

News Archive


The QVIZ-project is co-funded by the European Union through the IST programme under FP6.