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Welcome to the ONiT Project!

This interdisciplinary Digital Humanities project analyzes Ottoman “nature”  in travelogues on the Ottoman empire, printed between 1501 and 1850. 

The leading questions are what role representations of nature played in the reports, whether and, if so, why differences occurred in diachronic and synchronic perspectives, and how the texts and images related to each other. This analysis aims to shed new light on transnational environmental and natural history.

ONiT in Der Standard

the Austrian newspaper Der Standard published an article about our ONiT project.

Take a look at the process of scanning rare books in a major institution.

Access our corpus and metadata!

Our corpus and its enriched metadata are now accessible on the catalogue of the Austrian National Library.