John Gurney


Retired University Lecturer, Persian History 

Faculty / College Address:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesWadham College


Research Interests:

  • Nineteenth and twentieth century Iranian history
  • Biographies of scholars and travellers in the area

Current Projects:

  • A biographical study of Edward Granville Browne (1862-1926)

Recent Publications:

  • 'The historiography of Qum in the Naseri period', in Ganjineh-e Shehab-e Shari'at (Qum, 2001), vol.2, pp.65-94 [in Persian]
  • 'Legations and gardens, sahibs and their subalterns', Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, vol.40 (2002), pp.203-32
  • 'The shaikh, the shahzadeh and the scholar: Edward Browne's Safarnameh', in Sayeh sar-e mehrabani (Tehran, 2004), ed. Mostafa Zamani-Nia, pp.437-504. [in Persian]
  • Qum in the great famine of 1288 qamari/ 1871-72 C.E. (Qum, 2008) [in Persian]