Kıvılcım is the first Ann Hyde Postdoctoral Researcher of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. She works on enhancing access to the library’s substantial holdings of medieval and early modern European manuscripts by conducting research and creating detailed digital catalog records for the pre-1600 manuscripts. She is also engaged in outreach especially through digital means and social media as well as instruction activities to increase awareness and understanding of these resources. Previously, she was Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen working on Latin manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection. Between August 2016 and August 2018, she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen, working on her EU-funded project entitled “Transtextual Networks in the European Middle Ages: A Digital Corpus of the Trojan Narrative in Latin Manuscripts,” during when she created a catalog of around 300 manuscripts (http://transtextual.net/). She has taught undergraduate-level courses on the history of the late antique, medieval and Renaissance Europe as well as on medieval European literature, and postgraduate-level courses on manuscript studies and digital humanities in Leeds, Copenhagen, Reykjavík and Leipzig.
She posts about manuscripts on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @manuscriptsetc.
More information may be found here: https://nkyavuz.com/biography/
PhD in Medieval Studies, Institute for Medieval Studies, School of History, University of Leeds, UK
MA in Medieval Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, UK
BA in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
- Digital humanities
- Manuscript studies
- History of the book
- Textual transmission
- Reception of the story of Troy in the Middle Ages