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Dr James Onley

CD, BA, PBD, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, FRAS

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Telephone: 01392 724030

Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History

Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History

Academic Director, Trucial Oman Scouts Project

Co-Investigator, Qatar Unified Imaging Project

Editor, Journal of Arabian Studies

Editor, Britain and the World book series (Palgrave Macmillan)

A member of the middle east humanities cluster


Research interests

  • The Gulf region (Arabia, Iran, Iraq), 17th–21st century
    • Heritage (museums)
    • History
    • Politics
    • British involvement
    • Merchant families
    • Ruling families
    • Culture
  • India, 17th–20th century
    • British involvement
    • Merchant families
    • Ruling families
    • Culture
  • The Indian Ocean, 17th–20th century
    • British involvement
    • Merchant networks
    • Cultural and political transnationalism (especially foreign influences on Arabia)
  • European imperialism / world empires, 16th–20th century
    • Britain and the Middle East (especially the Gulf region, Yemen, and Egypt)
    • Britain and India
    • Local cooperation and collaboration in the maintenance of empire
    • Culture and empire (such as the Westernization of indigenous elites)
  • Diasporas, 16th–21st century
    • British, Indian, and Iranian communities in Arabia
    • British, Arab, and Indian communities in Iran
    • British, Arab, and Iranian communities in India

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