Digital Humanities and Turkish Studies: A Literature Review

The impacts of digital technologies on daily life has also been reflected in academic
studies and new research methods have emerged in this area. The emergence of
digital humanities, which has gained momentum in terms of awareness in recent
years and put digital technology at the center of academic research, should be
evaluated in this context. In the early stages of a process that stretched from 1949
to the present, the distant stance of traditional humanities towards computeraided
research lost its validity over time. Digital humanities has a place in Western
universities as an academic discipline. Indeed, there has been growing awareness
of this academic area in Turkey and Turkish studies beyond individual studies.
Covering a wide range of geography and a period of six hundred years, Ottoman
archives as a significance part of Turkish studies have a high potential for digital
humanities in terms of subject variety, density, and method. At this point, the
re-discovery of the huge archive heritage thanks to technological possibilities will
bring Ottoman history and Turkish studies to an accessible and sustainable
universal research environment by harmonizing it with the conditions of the
digital age. The article examines first the development of digital humanities and
digital history in a glocal scale and also presents and evaluates examples from
research projects conducted in this area by focusing on Turkish studies.

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