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Kısmet’s Editorial Board

Our editorial board is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Press. We don’t do everything but we should, at least in principle, know everything that’s going on. So if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, do get in touch! We plan to gradually expand our team over the coming years, so if you share our ideals and are interested in investing serious amounts of time in the cause of Open Access, we’d be very interested in hearing from you. Kısmet is fundamentally an egalitarian enterprise, and we are therefore particularly interested in hearing from anyone who can help us to diversify the skills, experiences and backgrounds of our board.

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N. Kıvılcım Yavuz, Co-founder

Kıvılcım has worked in arts and culture, publishing, and the higher education industry in different capacities for over two decades. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Istanbul Bilgi University and an MA and a PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Leeds. Her most recent research focuses on book history and she is especially interested in medieval historiography, manuscript studies and digital humanities. Following a three-year stint in Copenhagen, she has been living in Lawrence, KS since September 2019. Personal websiteTwitter | Email

Tim Barnwell, Co-founder

One-time researcher in the Cultural Memory and Resources of the Past project, looking at pagans, otherness, and the authority of the written word. MA (Hons), MLitt, PhD, Glasgow and Leeds. (Early-ish) medievalist focusing on issues of culture, religion, and identity: will finish these translations of Carolingian exegesis one day. Copy editor and occasional translator for Brepols, Brill, Taylor and Francis, et al. Twitter | Email

Kısmet’s Advisory Board

Our advisory board provides us with invaluable expertise on academic, publishing and charitable issues. The role is advisory rather than editorial per se. Our advisory board members help to shape the press; suggesting potential themes, series and authors, connecting us with colleagues, and reviewing book proposals and manuscripts. They also contribute to the organisation and running of the press, and help us to fulfil Kısmet’s charitable mission.

It is our hope that Kısmet will develop organically through collaborations with authors, readers and other interested parties. Accordingly, if you would like to join our advisory board, or simply give us your thoughts, comments and advice, we’d love to hear from you. Kısmet is fundamentally an egalitarian enterprise, and we are therefore particularly interested in hearing from anyone who can help us to diversify the skills, experiences and backgrounds of our board.

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Alaric Hall

Lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds. Personal website | profileUniversity profile | Email

David Hoghton-Carter

Leeds-based social entrepreneur, very active in the regional charity, non-profit and business communities. LinkedIn | Twitter

Ian N. Wood

Professor Emeritus of Early Medieval History at the University of Leeds. University profile | Email

James Palmer

Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. Twitter | University profile profile | Medieval Apocalypse | Merovingian World | Email

Jason Berg

Co-founder of Kısmet Press and a published academic author and freelance academic editor. Twitter | Email

Julian C. H. Lee

Senior Lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT University. University profile | LinkedIn | Email

Mahir M. Yavuz

Interdisciplinary designer, researcher and artist based in New York. Personal website | Casual dataLinkedIn | Twitter (English) | Twitter (Turkish) | Email

Mayke de Jong

Professor Emerita of Medieval History at Utrecht University. University profile | Email

Óscar Perea-Rodríguez

Researcher on the primary sources for the study of Medieval and Renaissance Iberian literatures and cultures, especially songbook poetry written in Spanish. profile | Twitter | Blog

Paul Brazinski

Social historian and religious studies researcher with interests in the ancient, medieval, and Byzantine periods. profile | LinkedIn | Email

Ricky Broome

Co-founder of Kısmet Press and researcher on issues of identity, community and otherness in the Early Middle Ages. profile | TwitterEmail

Zachary Guiliano

Career Development and Research Fellow in Early Medieval History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. profile | LinkedIn