Currently most of my time is divided between researching medieval and early modern manuscripts at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, maintaining the website of my EU-funded project, Transtextual Networks, and finding exciting books for Kısmet Press, a newly establishing open-access publishing house, of which I am a co-founder. Between 2018-2019, I worked on the manuscripts at the Arnamagnæan Collection. You can find further information on these as well as my most recent or forthcoming publications, presentations, and other activities on this page.
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.
This project investigates the history of the manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection that contain texts in the Latin language and aims to create fully annotated digital catalogue records for this corpus.
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.
“Judging a Book by its Cover: Manuscripts with Limp Bindings in the Arnamagnæan Collection.” In From Text to Artefact: Studies in Honour of Anne Mette Hansen. Ed. K. A. Kapitan, B. Stegmann, S. D. Vrieland. Leeds: Kısmet Press, 2019. 121–40.
One of the manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection, AM 377 fol., has recently been identified as having belonged to Hernando Colón, son of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus.
“From Caesar to Charlemagne: The Tradition of Trojan Origins.” The Medieval History Journal: Special issue on Narratives of Ethnic Origins: Eurasian Perspectives. Ed. W. Pohl. 21.2 (2018): 251–90.
“The Codex as a Compilatio: Historiography in Multitext Manuscripts.” International Medieval Congress 2020. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 7 Jul 2020.
N. Kıvılcım Yavuz. “The Long History of the Trojan Brutus: The Translingual Manuscript Evidence.” Brut in New Troy. 25–28 Jun 2021.
“From Medieval Booklists to Digital Catalogues: Manuscript Data Then and Now.” 12th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 23 Nov 2019.
Co-organiser: Sessions on “Materiality of Manuscripts,” International Medieval Congress 2019. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 1-4 Jul 2019.