Course “Digital Analysis of Prosopographical Data”

On 16-20 September 2024, the School of Arabic Studies (EEA, CSIC) will host the course “Digital Analysis of Prosopographical Data (with the programming language R)”, organized by Mayte Penelas (EEA, CSIC) and Maxim Romanov (Universität Hamburg). Víctor Ropero (EEA, CSIC) is the secretary of the course. It will be taught by Maxim Romanov (Universität Hamburg), with the collaboration of Covadonga Baratech Soriano (ILC, CSIC), Alicia González Martínez (Universität Hamburg) and Hamid Reza Hakimi (Universität Hamburg).


This course is designed to provide a practical introduction to the R programming language, with a specific focus on analyzing prosopographical data for historians. The primary dataset we will study in this course is the Prosopografía de ulemas de al-Andalus (PUA) Project (, which contains the most extensive information on Muslim scholars from al-Andalus. It is is organized within the framework of the projects Al-Andalus and the Magrib in the Islamic East: mobility, migration and memory, AMOI-II (PID2020-116680GB-I00, funded by MICIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033) and The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History (funded by the German Research Foundation [DFG] within the framework of the Emmy Noether Program).


For further information, please contact us at: Course Amoi


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