Mapping Ottoman Damascus through News Reports: A practical approach

Till Grallert


This small GitHub website complements my chapter “Mapping Ottoman Damascus Through News Reports: A Practical Approach,” in Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies, ed. Elias Muhanna (Boston, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015).

The entire code is hosted in the GitHub repository corresponding to this site under a CreativeCommons—Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) licence.

Two live-examples mapping nineteenth-century newspaper articles on ashqiyāʾ to the city and hinterland of Damascus can be found here: