- University: St John's College, University of Oxford
- Field: Ottoman
- Research Topic: Uses of Antiquity in the Late Ottoman Empire
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Seale is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research deals with the uses of antiquity in the late Ottoman Empire. In her thesis, she focuses on the ways in which different ethno-linguistic communities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries engaged with the ancient Greek world. Of particular interest is a shared concern about origins, both mythic and historical. At ANAMED she will be exploring how these communities, in a context of rising nationalisms, competed over the same origin myths through their engagement with classical texts. She is also keen to study the Ottoman debates around the notion of a 'classic' or 'classics', and the ways in which ancient Greek texts often seem to occupy a grey area between national and world literature.