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Meredith Quinn

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Ottoman history
  • Book history
  • Middle Eastern history
  • Codicology of Islamic manuscripts

Major works

On Yedinci Yüzyıl İstanbul’da Ucuza Okumalar” (“Cheap Reads in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul”). In Eski Metinlere Yeni Bağlamlar: Osmanlı Türkçesi Metin Çalışmaları, edited by Hatice Aynur et al., 146-169. İstanbul: Turkuaz Yayınevi, April 2015; “Making Sense of Miscellanies: Houghton MS Turk 11, an Ottoman Mecmua.” Harvard Library Bulletin 24:1 (Spring 2013): 27-44; “Houghton MS Turk 11 ve Kişisel Mecmûaların Söyledikleri ve Söyleyebilecekleri” (“Houghton MS Turk 11: What personal miscellanies can tell us”). In Mecmûa: Osmanlı Edebiyatının Kırkambarı, edited by Hatice Aynur et al., 255-270. İstanbul: Turkuaz Yayınevi, April 2011.

About Me

Meredith Quinn is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of the early modern Middle East. Her dissertation, “Books and their Readers in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul,” examines the circulation of early modern Ottoman manuscripts.

Courses and Programs taught by Meredith Quinn