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. 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.
Professor Alan Williams
ChairProfessor of Comparative Religions, The University of Manchester
Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE
Professor Emerita of Islamic History,
University of Edinburgh
Professor Charles Melville
Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge
Dr Christine M Woodhead
Honorary Fellow in Ottoman History, Durham University
Professor Robert Gleave
Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter
Professor Hugh Kennedy
Professor of Arabic, SOAS