Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

Project members participate in the DADH 2017


Project members participate in the DADH 2017

From November 29 to December 1, 2017 a number of our project’s members participated in The 8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2017). The Conference, dedicated this year to the topic “Digital Humanities Evolving: Past, Present, and Future” was hosted this year in the National Chengchi University (Taipei). The PI of the project, Prof. Michal Biran, as well as the four researchers (Ishayahu Landa, Matanya Gill, Vered Shurany and Qiao Yang) took part in the conference with the thematic panel titled “Eurasian Past Meets the Future: Digitalizing the Mongol Empire”.

Following the primary aim of the panel, to present to the conference members the database, developed by the project, Prof. Michal Biran, as a chair of the panel, started the discussion with the brief description of the project, of the database developed by the research team and the achievements and challenges of the project, related to the developing of the database. Following the introduction of the PI, the members of the project presented their papers, each one of which aimed to show the way the digital text-oriented databases can support and facilitate the historical research. The titles of the presentations (in the order of the presenters) were:

Matanya Gill, Reconstructing the Commercial Networks of the Ilkhanate with Digital Database

Vered Shurany, The War Between the Two Capitals Revisited: A Digital Humanities Supported Prosopographical Perspective

Qiao Yang, Experts, Institutions, and Networks: An Uighur Astronomer in the Yuan Court

Ishayahu Landa, Genealogy Between History and Text: The Digital Humanities’ Quest in Researching Multi-Generational Chinggisid Intermarriages in Mongol Eurasia