Visualizing Ottoman-Algerian Socio-Political Networks

Link to project: https://colonialismthroughtheveil.ashleyrsanders.com/hastac-2019-silent-no-more/

Led by Ashley Sanders (UCLA), this project utilizes a number of platforms to visualize socio-political networks based on French and Arabic data mined from historical archives on the Ottoman occupation of Algeria from 1567 to 1837.

I assisted on this project from March to June 2019, collating and cross-referencing Arabic and French data and experimenting with network analysis graphing work. This data has been visualized in a number of ways from breaking down governor demographics (see: By the Numbers) to evaluating the social roles of lesser-known historical actors, primarily women. See A. Sanders, “Silent No More: Women as Significant Political Intermediaries in Ottoman Algeria,” in Current Research in Digital History, vol. 3 (2020), https://doi.org/10.31835/crdh.2020.05.

Image of Social Network of Named, Referenced, and Inferred individuals of the Ottoman-Algerian Archive, from A. Sanders, “Silent No More: Women as Significant Political Intermediaries in Ottoman Algeria,” in Current Research in Digital History, vol. 3 (2020), https://doi.org/10.31835/crdh.2020.05.