Seda Karamanli

Assistant Librarian-Collections Development



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​​​Seda is an ​Assistant Librarian-Collections Development at the Aga Khan Library, London, and​ ​​currently writing her PhD dissertation at SOAS in the Near and Middle Eastern Studies Department. Seda​ 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.