Mapping Identity Across the Ottoman Mediterranean World

Mapping Identity Across the Ottoman Mediterranean World

Focused on the genre of “captivity narratives”, students will use digital mapping tools to trace movement of captives, in this case 17th century English seamen taken by Ottoman captors, and consider how the identities represented in their writings overlap or change based on their physical movement. The team’s work will focus on the design of an assignment which, at this stage, will emphasize digital mapping. They will also be considering the ways the data on which this course is based (i.e. data represented in captivity narratives) may lend itself to other modes of digital research and thereby serve as an example for other educators in the humanities seeking ways of bringing more digital humanities projects into their classrooms.

Team Members:

  • Hoda Yousef (Lead)
  • Donnie Sendelbach
  • Trent Edmunds
  • Andres Uriarte ’21