מפגש פורום מדעי הרוח הדיגיטליים: מיפוי במדעי הרוח
Mapping projects in the Digital Humanities Forum
The first meeting of the Forum for Digital Humanities at Haifa University hosted two mapping projects: Eyal Ben Eliahu’s “Mapping the Ancient Jewish Diaspora: 117-650 ce” and Yuval Ben Bassat’s Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period, a collaboration with Johann Büssow at the University of Tübingen, funded by a grant from the German-Israeli Foundation for Research and Development (GIF grant 1226; funding period: 2016-2018)
Mapping the Ancient Jewish Diaspora, a project in progress - currently offers three datasets: the first provides an initial mapping of archaeological sites and place for which there there are textual testimonies about Jewish presence, based on TAVO map BVI18 and mapped to the DARE and Pleiades entities. A second map presents identifications of the biblical table of nations related to a Misrashic interpretation of the Genesis source, and two Talmudic versions, documenting also varying degrees of certainty. The third map aims to portray the inhabited world as it emerges from rabbinic literature. Ben Eliahu’s ambition is to expand the project into GIS layered database.
Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period
Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period is a research project on the history of Gaza and the surrounding region in the late Ottoman period, despite the pivotal role it continued to play as the economic, administrative, cultural, social and political center for its hinterland and as a crossroads of trans-regional flows of goods, people and ideas. The research is based on primary sources written in Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Hebrew and a range of European languages, which are located today in archives in Turkey, Israel, Palestine and other countries . The main sources of the data in the Gaza Historical Database are the Ottoman census registers of the Gaza region from 1905-7. On the basis of the database, the project offers an interactive map to explore locations in late Ottoman Gaza and its region. Historical maps of Gaza and aerial photographs of 1918 are overlapped on the Open Street Map and sites and addresses are located on them. Also connected to the map are a gallery of images of people, landscapes and the architecture of Gaza and the region, such as photographs, architectural drawings and plans.