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.

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Publishing Partnership with Edinburgh University Press

The Gibb Memorial Trust is pleased to announce its new publishing partnership with Edinburgh University Press, a leading publisher in the field of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. From 2022 the Trust’s publications will be distributed by Edinburgh University Press and new works will appear under the joint imprint of both presses. For further details see

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