Timeline Travel Project particularly brings architectural history into your hands and enables you to visualize anything that changes over time. This application aims to become an alternative architectural history teaching and learning tool that would trigger visual cognition with the help of a timeline and a map. It gives users the chance of making time travel while exploring architectural history. It shows the buildings of significant cities on a timeline and on a map, and it is possible to go forward and backward in time to see changes in architecture and style, development of cities, and learn about their buildings by clicking on them.
Timeline Travel web site presents timelines for historic cities, such as Istanbul, Edirne, Bursa and Gaziantep in Turkey, Rome and Ravenna in Italy, to trace the Byzantine, Ottoman architecture, Late Classic, Renaissance, Baroque architecture in these cities. Other historic cities are also being added to the library of Timeline Travel Tool. It is also possible to create architectural history timelines for other cities or you can create timelines of art works, historical events or people. Timeline Travel Tool is also complemented with an e-learning platform and you can reach to this platform via the link on the home page.
Recently, a mobile application of the project has been created and it is freely available on AppStore and Google Play. Besides similar functionalities to the web version, an enhanced interface is complemented with new features. With the mobile application, you may create any sort of timeline with or without a map, in order to visualize any kind of data and put it in chronological order. For instance, with Timeline Travel mobile app, you may organize and visualize the places that you visited, the important events of your life, the milestones of your baby’s growth, the books you read, the movies that you watched, the people that you met, or simply the photos of your loved ones.
“Timeline Travel: An Alternative Tool for Architectural History Learning and Teaching” is an EU project, which was funded under the framework of 2017 Erasmus+ KA203 Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education grants by the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (Turkish National Agency) and it was selected “Good Practice Example”. The project was coordinated by Muzaffer Özgüleş in the name of Gaziantep University from Turkey, and has University of Bologna from Italy, University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź from Poland and Yeditepe University from Turkey as partners, besides several associated partners and collaborators. The project started on 1 September 2017 and ended on 31 August 2019.
You can learn more about the project and its phases on the project website. You may also follow the latest news and updates about Timeline Travel from social media:
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- University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź (AHE)
- Yeditepe University