Professor Johann Luft
Honorary Research Fellow
|Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Government and International Affairs|
|Honorary Lecturer in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies|
Born and educated in Germany, Dr Luft received his academic training in Iranian Studies, Medieval and Modern History and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Berlin and Göttingen. After a three year Visiting Fellowship at St Antony's College Oxford between 1969 and 1972, and having a research/teaching post at Göttingen University, Dr Luft became a Fellow of the German Historical Institute, London.
Following his retirement, Dr Luft became an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Durham University, co-founding the Centre for Iranian Studies.
- 1958-61 Secretary of the German-Arab Society; Berlin
- 1965-69 Research Fellow; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
- 1969-73 Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College; Oxford
- 1973-77 Assistant; University of Göttingen
- 1977-80 Fellow, German Historical Institute; London
- 1980-81 Temporary lecturer (part-time); University of Manchester
- 1981-89 Lecturer, Oriental School; University of Durham
- 1989-99 Lecturer/Senior lecturer; University of Manchester
Other academic activities
- 1977-80 Editor of the 'Bulletin' for the German Historical Institute; London
- 1983 Guest Professor, Tübingen University
- 1988 Guest Professor, Free University; Berlin
- 1988 Iranian Fellow, Oxford
- 1993 - Member of the editorial board of Journal of 'BRISMES'
- 2006 - Member of the editorial board of 'Iran'
Chapter in book
- Luft, J. (2000). 'Die Islamische Revolution 1979'. In P. Wende (Ed.), Grosse Revolution der Geschicte (333-356)
- Luft, J. (1994). 'Gottesstaat und hoefische Gesellschaft'. In S. Dabringhaus, U. Freitag, & P. Air (Eds.), Asien in der Neuzeit, 1500-1950
- Luft, J. (1986). 'The Persian Railway Syndicate and British Railway Policy in Iran'. In R. Lawless (Ed.), The Gulf in the Early 20th Century