work experience

academic positions

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities, Institute for Medieval Studies and School of History, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (Sep 2022 – present)

Ann Hyde Postdoctoral Researcher, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA (Sep 2019 – Aug 2022)

Project: “Pre-1600 Manuscripts at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library”

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Aug 2018 – Aug 2019)

Project: “Latin Manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection”

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Aug 2016 – Aug 2018)

Project: “Transtextual Networks in the European Middle Ages: A Digital Corpus of the Trojan Narrative in Latin Manuscripts”

research affiliations

Consultant, Codices Digital Humanities Lab, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA (Sep 2020 – present)

Project: “Unlocking the Mysteries of a Medieval Chant Book with Multispectral Imaging”

Member of the Advisory Board, Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Apr 2020 – present)

Project: “The Book of Books: Hernando Colón’s Libro de los Epítomes

teaching and instruction

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities, Institute for Medieval Studies and School of History, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (Sep 2022 – present)

Digital Methods for History, Art and Literature: Second-year module that provides students with an understanding of digital approaches to scholarship and enables students to gain hands-on experience with a range of digital tools and platforms.
2022–2023 Fall: 1 hr workshop and 1 hr practial/week. 2 groups. Module Leader: N. Kıvılcım Yavuz.
Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Taught postgraduate (master’s) module that provides a holistic understanding of the medieval manuscript book in its material, cultural and historical contexts as well as situating the study of medieval manuscripts in the digital age.
2022–2023 Spring: 2 hr tutorial/week. 1 group. Module Leader: N. Kıvılcım Yavuz.

Instructor, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada (Jun 2022)

Manuscripts as Data: A Very Brief Introduction to Digital Humanities Methods for Manuscript Studies: Postgraduate-level course aimed at newcomers to Digital Humanities methods that provides an introduction to working with medieval and early modern manuscripts in the digital context, with an an overview of the possibilities and challenges associated with applications of XML-TEI in manuscript studies. 15 hrs of lectures and workshops.

Workshop leader, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA (May 2022)

Medieval Digital Humanities: How to Get Started (A Workshop): A series of mini-workshops by members of Digital Medievalist on tools and workflows that introduce digital humanities strategies to those interested in computer-based methodologies for teaching and research.

Instructor, “Culture & Technology” European Summer University in Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (July – Aug 2019; Aug 2021)

Manuscripts in the Digital Age: XML-Based Catalogues and Editions: Postgraduate course that provides a hands-on approach to working with medieval and early modern manuscripts in the digital context, in two parts: (1) creating XML-based manuscript descriptions and (2) preparing XML-based editions of texts, with or without an apparatus criticus, according to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). 36 hrs of lectures and workshops. (2021 edition delivered virtually)

Instructor, Arnamagnæan Summer School in Manuscript Studies, Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark and Árni Magnússon Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (Aug 2017; Aug 2018; Aug 2019)

Codicology: Postgraduate course that provides an introduction to key terms and concepts of codicology and production of books in the Middle Ages and early modern times, including a hands-on session with manuscripts.
2019, Copenhagen: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
2018, Reykjavík: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
2017, Copenhagen: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
History of the Book and Material Philology: Postgraduate course that discusses a brief history of the book and approaches to manuscripts and editing from traditional philology to material philology, including a hands-on session with manuscripts.
2018, Reykjavík: 1 hr lecture.
2017, Copenhagen: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
Material Philology: Postgraduate course that considers approaches to manuscripts and editing with a focus on the principles of material philology, including a hands-on session with manuscripts.
2019, Copenhagen: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
2018, Reykjavík: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.
Working with Manuscript Catalogues: Postgraduate course that offers an overview of conventions and terminology used in manuscript cataloguing, including a hands-on session with catalogues in different languages in manuscript, print, digitised and born-digital forms.
2019, Copenhagen: 1 hr lecture and 2 hrs workshop.

Seminar Tutor, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (Sep 2012 – Feb 2016)

Medieval and Renaissance Europe: First-year module that looks at the principal historical themes in Western Europe between 550 and 1550.
2015–2016 Fall: 3 seminar groups. Module Leader: Guy Perry.
2013–2014 Fall: 2 seminar groups. Module Leader: Emilia Jamroziak.
2012–2013 Fall: 2 seminar groups. Module Leader: Iona McCleery.
Introducing Medieval European Literature: First-year module that ranges across English, French, German and Italian literatures of the eleventh to fourteenth centuries and develops an understanding of the key medieval genres.
2013–2014 Fall: 1 seminar group. Module Leader: Marta Cobb.
Empire and Aftermath: The Mediterranean World from the Second to the Eighth Centuries: First-year module that provides an introduction to the Roman Empire in its heyday, and to the ensuing period of Late Antiquity.
2014–2015 Spring: 2 seminar groups. Module Leader: Ian N. Wood.
2013–2014 Spring: 1 seminar group. Module Leader: Ian N. Wood.

administrative positions

Co-founder and General Editor, Kısmet Press, Leeds, UK (Jun 2014 – present)

Academic Coordinator, Rector’s Office, İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, Turkey (Nov 2010 – Apr 2011)

Corporate Communications and Publications Coordinator, İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, Turkey (May 2009 – Nov 2010)

Publications Coordinator, Santral İstanbul: Center for Contemporary Art and Museum of Energy, İstanbul, Turkey (Apr 2006 – May 2009)

Local Coordinator, Open Society Institute Network Scholarship Programs, UK Programs Pre-Departure Orientation, İstanbul, Turkey (Jun – Jul 2005; Jun – Jul 2006; Jun – Jul 2007)

Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Board (responsible from finance, communication and human resources management), İstanbul Bilgi University Alumni Association (Bilgililer Derneği), İstanbul, Turkey (May 2005 – Jun 2007)

publishing positions

Associate Editor, Digital Medievalist (Sep 2021 – present)

Contributor, International Medieval Bibliography (Apr 2007 – present)

Book Review Editor, Networks and Neighbours (Dec 2013 – Dec 2015)

Web Editor, British Comparative Literature Association (www.bcla.org) (Aug 2013 – Jun 2015)

Editorial Assistant and Book Review Editor, Leeds Studies in English (Jul 2012 – December 2016)

Editorial Assistant, Bulletin of International Medieval Research (Oct 2011 – Sep 2015)

Editor and Copywriter, İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, Turkey (Oct 2004 – Sep 2007)

Off-site Editor and Translator, Litera Training & Consulting Group, İstanbul, Turkey (Jun 2004 – Oct 2007)

Off-site Editor, Literatür Publications, İstanbul, Turkey (Mar 2005 – Apr 2006)

Off-site Translator, Atlas Digital Production, İstanbul, Turkey (Jul 2004 – Jul 2005)

Translator, Mira Coordination, İstanbul, Turkey (Mar 2004 – Sep 2004)

Assistant Editor, Klan Publishing House, İstanbul, Turkey (Dec 2003 – Mar 2004)

Assistant Editor, İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, İstanbul, Turkey (Apr 2002 – Jul 2002)

Member of the Board of Editors, Parşömen Literary Journal (Sep 2000 – Jun 2001)

Writing, Editing and Translating Professional, Independent (Sep 1999 – Aug 2019)