The History of the Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian Studies

The History of the Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian Studies

The Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian studies was established in 2010 through the generosity of Dr Soraya Tremayne and named in her mother's honour. The prize is awarded to the best essay in Iranian studies, in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. The essays are assessed on the basis of the originality of research and argumentation. Where appropriate, the judges try to assist authors with the publication of the winning essay in a suitable journal.

The Sheibani Prize-winners

  • 2010-2011 Edward Posnett (Christ Church) and Reza Zia-Ebrahimi (St Antony's)
  • 2011-2012 Zahir Bhalloo (Wadham)
  • 2012-2013 Leonardo Davoudi (St Antony's) and Maziyar Ghiabi (St Antony's)
  • 2013-2014 Hugo Jackson (St Cross)
  • 2014-2015 Mohsen Mostavafi (St Hugh's)
  • 2015-2016 Zep Kalb (St Antony's) and Fitzroy Morrissey (Wadham)
  • 2016-2017 No award
  • 2017-2018 Marc Czarnuszewicz (Wadham) for 'The social networks of a provincial town in early Seljuq Khurasan' and Nancy Ko (Magdalen) for 'Civilizing Omission: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and Historical Amnesia During and After the Iranian Constitutional Period'
  • 2018-2019 Ella Cohen Haddon (Wadham) and Anuj Amin (St Anne's)