The E J W Gibb Memorial Trust

The Gibb Memorial Trust was founded in 1902 in memory of Elias John Wilkinson Gibb, a scholar who devoted his life to researching the history, literature, philosophy and religion of the Turks, Persians and Arabs. His particular interest was the poetry of Ottoman Turkey, the fruits of which were published, mostly posthumously, in the six-volume History of Ottoman Poetry. This has been reprinted several times and is available from the Trust.

The objectives of the Gibb Memorial Trust are to promote the study and advancement of the areas of Gibb’s interest. This is done through the preparation of scholarly publications, and through the awarding of scholarships to researchers working in the field.

Gibb Trust News

2019 scholarship recipients announced

The E.J.W.Gibb Centenary scholarship of £2,000 was awarded to Ruhollah Nasrollahi D.Phil. Oriental Studies (Modern Iran) at the Oriental Institute University of Oxford. The Alexander Morton Memorial Scholarship of £3,000 was shared by William Rees Hofmann, PhD candidate in Music, School of Arts, SOAS University of London, and Farshad Sonboldel, PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews in Modern Languages (Persian Literature and Culture).

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