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.