Visualizing data absences prompts us to ask, Can the silences in the data speak? And if so, what do they say? How do silences in the data inform our understanding of the past and its representations? Can silences also inform the construction of an ontology?
Tag: Ottoman Empire
This project seeks to decolonize knowledge about Algeria, as well as the archive by repurposing digital tools to surface the most marginalized voices and experiences. In combination, text mining, close reading, and network analysis enable us to uncover the untold stories of both exceptional and ordinary women who lived between 1567 and 1837, the period in which this region was an Ottoman territory.
How did the Ottomans hold their empire together? 1800 miles separate Algiers and Istanbul (Constantinople on the map above). How did power flow from the center to the peripheries and back? Who exercised power and influence? How? The Ottoman Empire has long held a fascination for scholars, but only recently…