New Data Methods for Urban History of the Ottoman Mediterranean

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  Friday, March 11, 2022
  10 - 11 a.m.
  Online via Zoom
  Christine Philliou: Adrien Zakar: Murat Guvenc: Cengiz Kirli: Betul Basaran

This Zoom panel will feature five scholars working on new data and mapping methods for the urban history of the Ottoman Mediterranean. The driving questions for all are : what are the kinds of methods that are now available to historians? What kind of collaboration is necessary with data scientists in order to avail ourselves of them? What are the limits and possibilities for new data methods, involving ArcGIS and other mapping technologies, and open-source relational databases? How does it make our work with Ottoman sources both easier and more difficult? What is the problematic for early Ottoman cities, in a period where we have a dearth of sources, and what is it for the 19th century, when we have an abundance of sources? What are the qualitative vs. quantitative applications for these new methods?

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University of California, Berkeley
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