AGA KHAN LIBRARY

Seda Karamanli

Assistant Librarian – Collection Development

Seda is currently writing her PhD dissertation at SOAS in the Near and Middle Eastern Studies department, receiving an MPhil in June 2021. In addition, she holds a BA and MA degrees from the Turkish Language and Literature Department at Boğaziçi University in Turkey.

Previously, she collaborated on a research project entitled “Women Writers’ Literary Environment In Late Ottoman Istanbul (1869- 1923)” , funded by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). In her role there, she translated, edited and catalogued periodicals and various literary texts in Ottoman-Turkish and French.

She was a PhD Placement Holder in the “Ottoman-Turkish Press in Bulgaria” Project at the British Library in 2021, cataloguing digitised minority press items in Bulgaria as part of EAP’s Ottoman-Turkish press project with the aim to preserve archival material in danger.