Dr. Almila Akdag Salah is an assistant professor at the Utrecht University, Dept. of Information and Computational Sciences. As a Digital Humanities scholar with broad expertise ranging from new media analysis to bibliometrics and information visualization with over 50 publications in related fields, her research interests combine qualitative and quantitative methods to study mainly humanities and social data. She is a NWO VENI laureate with her project ‘deviantArt: Mapping the Alternative Art World’, and co-initiator of a Mellon Grant on ‘Tools for the Analysis and Visualization of Large Image and Video Collections for the Humanities’. She is the workgroup leader of ‘Visual Media and Interactivity’ for The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU) network, and one of the founding members of the Low Countries Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO LC).
One of her recent projects analyses oral history archives of trauma survivors. At the aftermath of the great earthquake in Turkey/Syria, she is preparing a new oral history archive to create a collective memory of the disaster, and the mass trauma that followed it. The project focuses on the sentiments of the Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian diaspora, in particular.