I am a curator at the National Library of Scotland, with particular responsibility for Scottish Communities and Organisations. I am also a co-founder and one of the current editors of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance, a member of the Radical Open Access Collective. I am a member of the Board of Stewards of the Open Book Collective, and also sit on the Membership Committee.

I previously worked as a Research Fellow with COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs), an international partnership of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures to enable open access book publishing to flourish.

Before this I worked in Turkey teaching English Literature and Cultural Studies, first at İstanbul Kültür University (IKU) and then at Bilkent University in Ankara. I’ve also previously worked as an EAP teacher and tutor at the University of Edinburgh, and as a translator and an ESL teacher in Italy.


Ph.D. in English Literature, Strathclyde University/Scottish Institute of Northern Renaissance Studies

MLitt. in Renaissance Studies, Scottish Institute of Northern Renaissance Studies (taught jointly by the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde)

One year of AHRC-funded doctoral study at King’s College London (KCL), working towards a thesis on ecological crisis and late modernist poetry in Britain/the British Poetry Revival.

M.A. in Literature, Culture and Modernity, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

B.A. (Hons) First Class in Philosophy & English Literature, University of Manchester

Other Publications

Hart, Patrick, Adema, Janneke, and COPIM. 2022. Towards Better Practices for the Community Governance of Open Infrastructures. Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM). doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6535460 (Zenodo) and 10.21428/785a6451.34150ea2 (PubPub)

Bracket and Voice: William Drummond of Hawthornden’s Lunular Poetics‘, Scottish Literary Review, 12.2; Autumn/Winter 2020: 39-59

Henrietta Liston’s Travels: The Turkish Journals 1812–1820, ed. by Patrick Hart, Dora Petherbridge & Valerie Kennedy. Edinburgh University Press, 2020

‘Why (Not) Theatre? Stage, Screen, and Streaming in a Pandemic’, in Why the Theatre, ed. by Sidney Homan. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2020.

[with Dora Petherbridge], ‘The Eye of a Stranger: Henrietta Liston’s Turkish Journals‘, Scottish Review of Books 14, published online 5 August 2019

‘Unpicking the Turkish Tapestry: Teaching Shakespeare in Anatolia’, in How and Why We Teach Shakespeare, ed. by Sidney Homan. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2019: 180-191.

Studies in English: Proceedings from the Sixth International IDEA Conference, ed. Patrick Hart. İstanbul: İKÜ Press, 2012.

Elsa Morante, The Song of the H.F. and of the U.M., in three parts, trans. by Patrick Hart and Mariangela Palladino, with critical introduction by Patrick Hart. Oxford & Novi Ligure: Transference, 2007


Co-ordinator of the Henrietta Liston: Approaching Constantinople, 1812-1820 project, a collaborative venture between the National Library of Scotland and Bilkent University

Editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance


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