Maryam Patton

Maryam Patton

PhD Candidate in History and Middle East Studies

Maryam Patton is a PhD candidate in the dual History and Middle Eastern Studies program. Her dissertation focuses on the cultural history of time and temporality in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Eastern Mediterranean with a focus on Venice and Istanbul. She received her MPhil in European History in 2016 from Oxford, where she was an Ertegun Scholar. She holds an AB in History from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude, with a Minor in Arabic.

Maryam’s broader interests lie in cross-cultural transmission in the Early Modern Mediterranean. She has written and presented on the first Ottoman encounters with Copernican heliocentrism, English Oriental historiography in the seventeenth century, and the history of Arabic printing in Italy.

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