New interactive platform for researching historical Jewish migration data
Interactive Geo-Spatial Platform for Modelling Jewish Historical Migration
Thanks to recent archaeological fieldwork, we now know that the Jewish diaspora in the Roman Empire was widespread and much more socially integrated than long assumed. To further map the mechanisms and underlying structures of Jewish migration in Europe, the new project Interactive Geo-Spatial Platform for Modelling Jewish Historical Migration has been launched.
Interactive Geo-Spatial Platform for Modelling Jewish Historical Migration has been awarded a FAIR IT Grant. Professor of Late Antiquity Leonard Rutgers, master's student Stefan Dingemans and developer Tijmen Baarda (Centre for Digital Humanities) will together shape the new project.
Interactive website and database
The new website will allow researchers to track overarching migration patterns, while gaining direct access to the underlying data that are currently not generally available. It will use the already existing Peace Portal, a search portal with large amounts of Jewish epigraphic data, and additional archaeological data.
The project, which can also be used in education, is a first step towards the full integration of different types of data, including genetic data, collected and analysed as part of the Genetic Legacies project. In a joint international article, the researchers will announce and interpret the capabilities of their new platform.