About The Trust

The Gibb Memorial Trust is a charity, registered in England. It was founded in 1902 by the mother of Elias John Wilkinson Gibb to commemorate the death of her son at the age of 45. Elias Gibb 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 Memorial Trust are to promote the study and advancement of these topics. The trustees spend the income of the trust endowment on supporting the preparation of and publishing books arising from academic research into the history, literature, philosophy and religion of the Turks, Persians and Arabs.

E J W Gibb Memorial Trust

14 Avalon Way
Trumpington
Cambridge CB2 9DX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1223 566630
Registered Charity 228040

Email: Robin Bligh, Secretary

secretary@gibbtrust.org

Trustees

Professor Alan Williams

Professor Alan Williams

Chair

Professor of Comparative Religions,
The University of Manchester

Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE

Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE

Professor Emerita of Islamic History,
University of Edinburgh

Professor Charles Melville

Professor Charles Melville

Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge

Dr Christine M Woodhead

Dr Christine M Woodhead

Honorary Fellow in Ottoman History, Durham University

Professor Geert Jan van Gelder

Professor Geert Jan van Gelder

Emeritus Professor of Arabic,
University of Oxford

Professor Hugh Kennedy

Professor Hugh Kennedy

Professor of Arabic, SOAS

Professor Robert Gleave

Professor Robert Gleave

Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter