Tyler Kynn is an instructor of Global History at the University of Memphis. He completed his Ph.D. in History at Yale University in the Spring of 2020 with a dissertation entitled “Encounters of Islam and Empire: The Hajj in the Early Modern World.” Much of the research for this historical simulation comes from his current research on pilgrimage to Mecca in the early modern world. You can contact Tyler at [email protected].
Russ Gasdia is a historian and GIS enthusiast with interests in religious history, book history, and the history of early modern Europe. You can contact Russ at rus[email protected].