Visual Hasluck: mapping Christianity and Islam is a digital humanities project undertaken as part of the ‘Shared Term associated with religious and spiritual practices performed by one or different groups in a site or place. sites’ research initiative. ‘Shared Term associated with religious and spiritual practices performed by one or different groups in a site or place. sites’ is funded by the Luce Foundation. Using text analysis, mapping and A graphic representation designed to be manipulated by human users. In an interactive visualization, computer-generated graphic illustrations of information can change with user input. A very basic example is the movement of a mouse cursor on a computer screen that occurs when a user moves the physical mouse device. Source: Flogerpedia tools, ‘Visual Hasluck’ aims to provide a new visual and geo-spatial ‘reading’ of ‘Christianity and Islam under the Sultans’ (1929), a milestone work by Enligh archaeologist Frederick William Hasluck (16 February 1878 – 22 February 1920) was an English antiquarian, historian, and archaeologist. Source: Wikipedia For more on Hasluck's life and work see Frederick and Margaret Hasluck..
Visual Hasluck has been developed by a small team of researchers in collaboration with the ‘Shared Sacred Sites’ research network. To learn more see ‘Acknowledgments‘.
- “Christianity and Islam under the Sultans” is an invaluable, yet under-explored resource on religious interaction and cultural history in the Balkans, Anatolia and the Middle East.
- “Christianity and Islam under the Sultans” is a diverse and unique account that captures the transition from empire to nation-state while focusing on modes of encounter, exchange and continuity among faith Ethnic groups or faith-based communities performing religious, spiritual or secular practices in, around or in proximity to a site or place..
- “Christianity and Islam under the Sultans” is largely a field-based account referring to hundreds of Term associated with religious and spiritual practices performed by one or different groups in a site or place. sites across the Mediterranean. Therefore, it provides a great opportunity to map and document these sites (some of which have vanished or are under threat), as well as trace their historical trajectories and ‘afterlives’.
Visual Hasluck combines digital mapping with text analysis and data visualization tools to identify location and trace patterns and relations in “Christianity and Islam”. For a description of methods and tools used see the Tools and Methods page.
At this stage, we have analyzed and mapped two major sections of “Christianity and Islam under the Sultans”: “Tranferences” from Volume I and “The Geographical Distribution of the Bektashi” from Volume II.
Depending on future funding we aim to:
- expand analysis to the entirety of the text
- re-publish the text as a digital, enhanced and fully interactive publication
- document the current state of of historic and religious sites mentioned in the text through ethnographic fieldwork
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