The Anatolia: 19th Century Project Web Portal

Welcome to the 19th Century Anatolia Project’s website. An undergraduate digital humanities project aiming to compile as well as digitize intricate data on the region in this century. Anatolia 19, here, presents its latest work.

Socio-Economic Map
Emotional Map

Project References

Supporters of our project in many ways including but not limited to transporation, accomodation and access to the their archieves.

Last EntryDimtri MezikiLicensee
Last Update26 August 2023

Here We Are
Meet With Our Team

Hereby you can see everyone involved with our project at the moment.

2021  —  Present

Selcuk Dursun

2021  —  Present

Agah Enes Yasa

2022  —  Present

Omer Mert Coskun

2023  —  Present

Furkan Arslan

Primary Sources Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the questions we get the most. If you don't see what is on your mind, reach out to us anytime via email.

How can I contribute to this project?

Anatolia: 19th Century project invites its researchers for their contributions on various subjects and is open to academic/non-academic contributions. For more detailed information, see the Submit Data section.

What is the purpose?

The 19th century is an era of transformation all over the world, the ground upon which the world we now live in was constructed. In the particular case of the Ottoman Empire, the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz and Abdulhamid II signified the start of the prosperity of Anatolia following their deeds and reforms in terms of Anatolian infrastructure. The era following the first railway concession in 1856 is significant to understand the Ottoman Empire realizing itself in complex relations with the West, its integration into the global system, and to analyze the origins of contemporary Turkey.

Where do you get your sources from?

We use various subsidiary sources and documents at the Presidency Ottoman Archive in Istanbul, Annuaire Commercial Oriental, David Rumsey Map Collection, Istanbul Municipality Ataturk Library and Bibliothèque Nationale de France. For detailed information, see the sources page.