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 editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance, a member of the Radical Open Access Collective.

I previously worked as a Research Fellow at Coventry University with COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs), and sat on the Board of Stewards and the Membership Committee of the Open Book Collective.

Before this I worked as an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara and at İstanbul Kültür Universitesi (IKU). I’ve also taught at the University of Edinburgh and at Strathclyde University, and freelanced as a translator for organisations including the BBC and the Università degli Studi di Messina.

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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