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Fatma Aladag's article is published by TALID!

Our team member, Fatma Aladağ's article titled "Digital Humanities and Turkish Studies: A Literature Review" is published on TALID.

Abstract of the Article

The impacts of digital technologies on daily life has also been reflected in academic studies and new research methods have emerged in this area. The emergence of digital humanities, which has gained momentum in terms of awareness in recent years and put digital technology at the center of academic research, should be evaluated in this context. In the early stages of a process that stretched from 1949 to the present, the distant stance of traditional humanities towards computer-aided research lost its validity over time. Digital humanities has a place in Western universities as an academic discipline. Indeed, there has been growing awareness of this academic area in Turkey and Turkish studies beyond individual studies. Covering a wide range of geography and a period of six hundred years, Ottoman archives as a significance part of Turkish studies have a high potential for digital humanities in terms of subject variety, density, and method. At this point, the re-discovery of the huge archive heritage thanks to technological possibilities will bring Ottoman history and Turkish studies to an accessible and sustainable universal research environment by harmonizing it with the conditions of the digital age. The article examines first the development of digital humanities and digital history in a glocal scale and also presents and evaluates examples from research projects conducted in this area by focusing on Turkish studies.

Keywords: Digital Humanities, Digital History, Ottoman Studies, Turkey, Big Data, Technology, GIS, Social Network Analysis, Research Projects.


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