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Dr G. (Gamze) Saygi

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Photographer: Gözde Otman

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number:C1.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Gamze Saygi is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies within the framework of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Eurasia (1600-1850). She is specialised on digital applications for collecting, analysing and managing information on architecture, heritage and history.

    She received her PhD degree in Architecture in 2016 from Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. In 2017 and 2018 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory of Models and Simulations for Architecture and Cultural Heritage of CNRS in Marseille, France.

    She joined University of Amsterdam in April 2019. Her current research project, Digital Urban History, analyzes city streets centring around the cases of Amsterdam and Edo (present-day Tokyo) in the premodern period (1600-1850). Her research provides spatial analysis of the historical urban environment snd its use through digital methods, enabling comprehensive representation of the information (including visualisations, mapping, 3D reconstructions) and facilitating reasoning tasks and the cross-examination of evidence.

  • Publications


    • Blaise, J-Y., Dudek, I., & Saygi, G. (Accepted/In press). Proportions vs dimensions: shedding a different light on the analysis of 3D datasets. In CAA series Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology (CAA series Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology).


    • Blaise, J-Y., Dudek, I., & Saygi, G. (2019). Analysing citizen-birthed data on minor heritage assets: models, promises and challenges. International Journal of Data Science and Analytics, 1-19.



    • The Freedom of the Streets (Author), van den Heuvel, D. (Author), Pierik, B. (Author), Yasunaga, M. (Author), Saygi, G. (Author), Weiss, A. (Author), ... Hellman, L. (Author). (2017). The Freedom of the Streets: Gender and urban space in Eurasia 1600-1850. Web publication/site, Freedom of the Streets UvA. Retrieved from


    • Saygi, G. (2019). Digital Urban History of the Early Modern World: Amsterdam and Edo. 30. Abstract from Positioning the Humanities in the 2020s, Hannover, Germany.

    Media appearance

    • Saygi, G., Pierik, B. Th. & van den Heuvel, D. (07-08-2020). Een andere blik op het stadsleven in 18de-eeuws Amsterdam dankzij nieuwe technieken [Print] Volkskrant. Een andere blik op het stadsleven in 18de-eeuws Amsterdam dankzij nieuwe technieken.

    Talk / presentation

    • Saygi, G. (speaker) (23-9-2020). 3D modeling for the depiction of premodern street life, CREATE Salon.
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