Florida State University
Legal History/Digital History
Statement: Names as Ontology investigates rules governing how personal names and identifiers were employed in serial historical records of the modern Middle East. Using the semantic data model and pooling datasets, I seek to discover categories of identification encoded in the words that scribes and bureaucrats used to describe individuals. While at the Institute, I'll also be working on a digital gazetteer of Ottoman place names.
While at IAS:
Member in Residence for: First Term