Urban Topography and Political Economy in the Middle East: A Digital Humanities Workshop Comparing Istanbul and Cairo

November 20, 2017 - 5:00 pm to November 21, 2017 - 3:00 pm

This innovative workshop organized by the Archives of Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean program at the History Department, Duke University, brings together leading historians and scholars of the modern Middle East with experts in visualization technology. The main focus is visualizing urban development of Istanbul and Cairo in a comparative angle. The workshop consists of four parts: 1) An introductory keynote address 2) a panel on topographical data, 3) a panel on visualization technologies, and 4) a concluding discussion comparing methodologies explored for historical Istanbul and the digital tools for similar projects on Cairo.
Detailed program: https://sites.duke.edu/topographyandeconomy/home/program/

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