Nilab Saeedi


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Nilab Saeedi is a research associate in the research unit Digital Historiography and Editions.

Brief Biography

Nilab Saeedi (born 1996) is a PhD candidate in History at İbn Haldun University in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Ottoman Literature and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a double major in Foreign Languages and Persian Linguistics. She has also contributed to education as a Teaching Fellow at İbn Haldun University. She is fluent in several languages, including Turkish, English, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Uzbek, Hindi, Urdu, and Kurdish, which enables her to engage with a wide range of primary sources and scholarly discourses in her pursuit of historical understanding and preservation.

Research Interests

Topics: Early modern Ottoman history, the intellectual heritage of Islamic scholars, manuscript studies.

Selected Publications

  • Saeedi, Nilab. (2023). “Reframing History through an Islamic Lens: Muslih al-Din Lārî’s Insights into the Essence of History” Journal of History of Ideas Blog. Reframing History through an Islamic Lens: Muslih al-Din Lārî's Insights into the Essence of History - JHI Blog
  • Saeedi, Nilab. (2022). The Silent War” Afghanistan and Iran Water Crisis”, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, (7), 49-56. DOI: 10.56387/ahbvedebiyat.1211531
  • Saeedi, N. (2021). “People, Power, And Politics In Mesnevi: A Mirror Of Rumi’s Mesnevi In Sari Abdullah Efendi’s Nasîhatü’l-Mülûk”, Journal Of Social, Humanities And Administrative Sciences, 7(41): 1118-1127.
  • Yakup Poyraz & Nilab Saeedi, (2021). İran Milli Kütüphanesinde Bulunan Divan-I Dilsûz-I Türkî. Social Mentality and Research Thinkers Journals, 44, P. 840-850. Doi: 10.31576/Smryj.849.
  • Saeedi, Nilab. (2020). Ahdi’s Gülşen-î Şuarâ An Unusual Example of Biographical Dictionary of Poets, Akdeniz Havzasi ve Afrika Medeniyetleri Dergisi, 2 (2), 180-186.