N. KIVILCIM YAVUZ works at the intersection of medieval studies and digital humanities with expertises in medieval historiography, specifically origin stories of medieval peoples and nations, and European manuscript culture, specifically the role of manuscripts as material artefacts in textual transmission and book history. Her research interests include classical reception and comparative literature, particularly the reception of the story of Troy and the image of the Turk in European Middle Ages. She is currently Ann Hyde Postdoctoral Researcher at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas. She is also the proud co-founder of Kısmet Press, an independent, not-for-profit, open access publishing company for the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
This project aims to increase awareness of and access to the medieval and early modern manuscripts produced before 1600 at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas by conducting new research on the manuscripts and making both digital catalogue records and facsimiles of manuscripts available online as open access resources. It is possible thanks to an endowment by Alexandra Mason, former Spencer Librarian, in honour of Ann Hyde, former Manuscripts Librarian at Spencer who specialised in medieval manuscripts.
transtextual networks in the european middle ages: a digital corpus of the trojan narrative in latin manuscripts
Engaging with one of the most important elements of Europe’s cultural heritage, “Transtextual Networks” employs material evidence and technological tools to analyse relationships among texts in the Middle Ages. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement no. 702772, the project ran between August 2016 and August 2018 and was housed at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen.