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.

E J W Gibb Memorial Trust

79 Fairview Crescent
Rayners Lane
Harrow
Middlesex
HA2 9UB

Tel: +44 (0)7500 676 672
Registered Charity 228040

Email: Zuher Hassan, Secretary secretary@gibbtrust.org

Trustees

Dr Fozia Bora

Dr Fozia Bora

Associate Professor of Islamic History, University of Leeds

Professor Robert Gleave

Professor Robert Gleave

Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter 

Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh

Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE

Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE

Chair

Emerita Professor in Islamic History, University of Edinburgh

Professor Hugh Kennedy

Professor Hugh Kennedy

Professor of Arabic, SOAS

Andrew Marsham

Andrew Marsham

Reader in Classical Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr.  Christopher Markiewicz

Dr. Christopher Markiewicz

Senior Lecturer in Ottoman and Islamic History, University of Birmingham

Professor Charles Melville

Professor Charles Melville

Emeritus Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge
Dr. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Dr. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Senior Research Fellow in Persian, University of Oxford

Professor Alan Williams

Professor Alan Williams

Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Manchester