ABOUT THIS SITE
Stay tuned! I will soon announce officially The HeritEdge Connection!
This is my personal site where I talk about archives, humanities data, and digital humanities. I talk about my projects or just thoughts that I want to write about.
I am an an archivist, museum curator, and independent scholar working to create orderly collections, beautiful exhibits, and meaningful stories.
According to the nature, size, timeline and location of a project, I work individually or cooperates with other experts, delivering the optimum solution for your needs.
My life trajectory has taken me from the lulling waters of the Aegean sea to the gates of the Orient on the Bosphorus, and from the glittering skyscrapers of North America to the Caribbean crossroads of the West Indies.
My passion is finding and extracting tidbits of seemingly random information (data) in humanities collections and revealing hidden links, obscure connections, and mysterious stories. My field of expertise is conducting research and implementing projects on minorities and diasporas.
My aim is to put order into data by creating structures to contain them; to enrich and augment them with links to other data or collections; and to share them with people who might see other stories in them.
I hold a Master’s in Library Sciences (concentration in Archives), a Master’s in History (concentration in Jewish history), and a Master’s in Museum Studies; and a BA in Archaeology and History of Art.
I had also done some doctoral work (did not finish it, I am ABD) at the University of Maryland’s iSchool (School of Information Studies), where I had the chance to study alongside people who are doing exceptional and innovative work in their fields (such as Professors Kari Kraus, Doug Oard, Katie Shilton, and others). Being exposed to topics and methods that are very different than my humanities background enabled me to explore and enrich my research with cross-pollination of ideas from disciplines such as information studies, social sciences, computer-human interaction, and computer sciences.
For my most up-to-date CV, please see here.
For more details: Portfolio.