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JRRI researcher wins prestigious German fellowship

(23 March 2017)

Dr Nil Palabiyik, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute (JRRI), has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship for early career researchers. From July 2017 she will be continuing her research on orientalism in early modern Europe at the Institute of Near and Middle East Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Nil’s research project, entitled ‘Learning Turkish in early modern Europe 1544-1680: the scholarly, diplomatic and commercial interest in the Ottoman language’, explores the intriguing relationship between Europe and the Ottoman Empire through Turkish books and manuscripts produced or circulated in Europe. The project seeks to contribute to a better understanding of history of western knowledge of, and attitudes towards, the Ottoman Empire at a formative period in the history of both regions.

Nil will return to her post at Manchester in July 2018 after a year’s stay in Munich.