Idil Onen

Data Team Member
Portrait of Unbelonging

Paper Title
“A Tale of Two Cities: Sur Before and After”

Idil Onen is a historian who has been working on Turkish state violence, nationalist ideologies and ethnic and religious communities. She is currently a data member of Portrait of Unbelonging under the supervision of Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gursel. Portrait of Unbelonging is a public facing digital humanities project which examines the migration pattern of the Armenian diaspora. She has been working to develop a digital mapping project that aims to visualize the destruction of  the UNESCO World Heritage site Sur, Diyarbakir during and after the military operations carried out by the Turkish government against its Kurdish population in 2015-2016.