List of Iranologists

Persepolis

Iranology is also known as Iranistics, or Iranian Studies. This is the field of study which focuses on Iranian history, literature, art, and culture. One who studies Iranology may be referred to as an Iranologist.

As we can see below, the study really picks up in the second half of the 18th century.

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c.1580-1660/72 – André Du Ryer (French)

1731-1805 – Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (French)

1740-1795 – John Richardson (English)

1762-1835 – David Price (Welsh)

1763-1824 – Louis-Mathieu Langlès (French)

1767-1842 – Sir William Ouseley (British)

1780-1831 – Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Jacques-Joseph Rousseau (French)

1788-1818 – Amable Jourdain (French)

1800-1876 – Julius von Mohl (German)

1822-1883 – Charles Defrémery (French)

1826-1908 – Charles Barbier de Meynard (French)

1832-1899 – Charles-Joseph de Harlez de Deulin (Belgian)

1835-1901 – Charles Chipiez (French)

1837-1918 – Lawrence Heyworth Mills (American/British)

1844-1920 – Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy (French)

1846-1920 – Ernst Kuhn (German)

1846-1930 – Friedrich Carl Andreas (German/Armenian)

1849-1894 – James Darmesteter (French)

1850-???? – Delphine Menant (French)

1851-1916 – Jane Dieulafoy (French)

1854-1926 – Clément Huart (French)

1856-1943 – Wilhelm Geiger (German)

1857-1924 – Jean-Jacques de Morgan (French)

1860-1944 – Eric Axel Hermelin (Swedish)

1862-1926 – Edward Granville Browne (British)

1862-1937 – Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson (American)

1867-1938 – Paul Schwarz (German)

1867-1945 – Percy Sykes (English)

1868-1945 – Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (English)

1871-1942 – Ahatanhel Krymsky (Ukrainian)

1876-1916 – Robert Gauthiot (French)

1876-1962 – David Lockhart Robertson Lorimer (British)

1877-1957 – Roland de Mecquenem (French)

1877-1966 – Vladimir Fedorovich Minorsky (Russian)

1879-1948 – Ernst Emil Herzfeld (German)

1879-1956 – Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda (Iranian)

1881-1951 – Rouben Abrahamian (Armenian)

1881-1965 – André Godard (French)

1881-1969 – Arthur Upham Pope (American)

1886-1968 – Jan Rypka (Czech)

1886-1969 – Henri Massé (French)

1887-1964 – Ivan Ivanovich Zarubin (Russian)

1889-1974 – Henrik Samuel Nyberg (Swedish)

1892-1978 – Georg Morgenstierne (Norwegian)

1895-1979 – Roman Ghirshman (Russian/French)

1897-1964 – Erich Friedrich Schmidt (German/American)

1897-1982 – Ali Dashti (Iranian)

1899-1996 – Harold Walter Bailey (English)

1902-1973 – Jean de Menasce (French)

1902-1976 – Émile Benveniste (French)

1903-1978 – Henry Corbin (French)

1905-1969 – Arthur John Arberry (British)

1906-1980 – Richard Hallock (American)

1907-1975 – Maxime Siroux (French)

1907-1996 – Geo Widengren (Swedish)

1907-2008 – Daniel Semyonovich Komissarov (Russian)

1908-1967 – Walter Bruno Henning (German)

1908-1983 – Stig Wikander (Swedish)

1909-1985 – Qanate Kurdo (Kurdish)

1909-1990 – Pierre Pascal (French)

1910-2012 – Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin (French)

1911-2005 – Denis Wright (British)

1911-present – Zabihollah Safa (Iranian)

1912-2008 – Ann Katharine Swynford Lambton (British)

1913-1974 – Robert Charles Zaehner (British)

1913-1997 – Cyril Toumanoff (Russian/American)

1914-1993 – Toshihiko Izutsu (Japanese)

1914-2001 – Ilya Gershevitch (Russian)

1915-1989 – Davud Monshizadeh (Iranian)

1916-1978 – John Andrew Boyle (British)

1917-2004 – János Harmatta (Hungarian)

1918-2006 – George Michael Wickens (Canadian/British)

1919-1995 – Abbas Zaryab (Iranian)

1920-2006 – Mary Boyce (British)

1920-2012 – Jean Perrot (French)

1920-2014 – Richard Nelson Frye (American)

1920-2018 – Ehsan Yarshater (Iranian)

1920-2018 – Gilbert Lazard (French)

1922-2003 – Annemarie Schimmel (German)

1922-2017 – Sofia Davidovna Miliband (Russian)

1923-2008 – Peter William Avery (British)

1923-2009 – Mohammad-Amin Riahi (Iranian)

1924-1963 – Marijan Mole (Slovenian/Polish)

1924-2005 – Shahrokh Meskoob (Iranian)

1925-2001 – Amir-Hossein Aryanpour (Iranian)

1925-2011 – Iraj Afshar (Iranian)

1925-2012 – Muhammadjon Shakuri (Tajihkian)

1926-2001 – David Neil MacKenzie (English)

1926-2011 – Manfred Mayrhofer (Austrian)

1926-2015 – Adrian David Hugh Bivar (???)

1926-2016 – Xavier de Planhol (French?)

1928-2002 – Jes Peter Asmussen (Danish)

1928-2015 – Clifford Edmund Bosworth (English)

1928-2017 – Muhammad Abdulkadyrovich Dandamayev (Russian)

1928-present – Jalal Matini (Iranian?)

1930-1994 – Mehrdād Bahār (Iranian)

1930-2010 – Maruf Khaznadar (Kurdish)

1931-2017 – Jamshid Giunashvili (Georgian)

1931-present – David Stronach (Scottish)

1934-2007 – Parviz Varjavand (Iranian)

1934-2008 – Amnon Netzer (Iranian)

1935-2018 – Dariush Shayegan (Iranian)

1935-present – Gary Sick (American)

1936-present – Jalile Jalil (Yazidian)

1936-present – Nasser Tamil Homayoun (Iranian)

1937-1997 – Ahmad Tafazzoli (Iranian)

1937-2003 – Jerome Wright Clinton (American)

1937-present – Azartash Azarnoush (Iranian)

1937-present – Coleman Barks (American)

1938-present – Bo Utas (Swedish)

1938-present – Daryoush Ashouri (Iranian)

1938-present – Gernot Ludwig Windfuhr (German/American)

1939-present – Jaleh Amouzgar (Iranian)

1940-present – Hamid Algar (British/American)

1940-present – Michael Craig Hillmann (American)

1940-present – Pierre Briant (French)

1941-present – Finn Vilhelm Thiesen (Danish-Norwegian)

1942-2006 – Alireza Shapour Shahbazi (Iranian)

1942-present – Willem M. Floor (Dutch)

1943-present – George Bournoutian (Iranian/American)

1943-present – William C. Chittick (American)

1944-present – Amélie Kuhrt (English)

1944-present – Prods Oktor Skjaervo (Norwegian)

1946-present – Christian Bromberger (French)

1947-present – Gulrukhsor Safieva (Tajihkian)

1948-present – Yann Richard (France)

1949-present – James Winston Morris (American)

1949-present – Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi (Iranian)

1949-present – Nicholas Sims-Williams (English)

1949-present – Abbas Malekzadeh Milani (Iranian/American)

1950-present – Khosro Naghed (Persian)

1951-present – Charles P. Melville (British)

1951-present – Hamid Dabashi (Iranian)

1951-present – Josef Weisehöfer (German)

1953-present – Garnik Asatrian (Iranian/Armenian)

1953-present – James Robert Russell (American)

1958-present – Edmund Herzig (British)

1962-present – Anvar Chingizoglu (Azerbaijani)

1962-present – Kian Tajbakhsh (Iranian/American)

1961-present – Richard Foltz (American/Canadian)

1962-present – Kaveh Farrokh (Iranian/Canadian)

1963-present – Majid Raini (Iranian)

1964-present – Reza Moradi Ghiasabadi (Iranian)

1967-present – Ali Massoud Ansari (Italian?)

1967-present – Touraj Daryaee (Iranian)

1972-present – Ashk Peter Dahlén (Swedish)

1978-present – Shahram Jalilian (Iranian)

19??-2017 – Toshio Kuroda (Japanese)

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References;

(1) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Iranologists

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