In fall of 2018, the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT had the opportunity to contribute to an exciting new digital humanities project titled Timeline Travel. The aim of the project is to create an alternative teaching and learning tool for architectural history that taps into the visual learning capacities of today’s students. The Timeline Travel tool features online interactive timelines and maps for various historic cities, where visitors can explore monuments and learn more about their histories through descriptions and images. The project currently features timelines for Istanbul, Ravenna, Edirne, and Gaziantep, and will be available in Turkish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The Timeline Travel project is coordinated by Gaziantep University (Gaziantep, Turkey) and has three partners: University of Bologna, Italy; University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland; and Yeditepe University, Turkey. More information about the project is available at www.timelinetravel.net.