teresafitzherbertDr Teresa Fitzherbert


Archivist, Creswell Archive

Faculty / College Address:

The Khalili Research Centre

3 St John Street



Tel. 01865 288351


Main Areas of Research:

Ilkhanid illustrated manuscripts

Jalayirid illustrated manuscripts

The interface of Eastern Christianity and Islam in the 13th and 14th centuries CE

MA research: Part I, "The Life of Khwaju Kirmani (689/1290-753/1352) as reflected in his poetry, with particular reference to the masnavi Humay u Humayun"

Part 2, "The paintings in the British Library's Khwaju Kirmani Manuscript of 1396 (Add. 18,113) approached through the text"

MPhil research: "Themes and Images on the Figural Buff Ware of Medieval Nishapur"

PhD research: "Bal'ami's Tabari. An illustrated manuscript of Bal'ami's Tarjuma-yi Tarikh-i Tabari in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington (F57.16, 47.19 and 30.21)

Recent Publications:

'Religious Diversity under Ilkhanid rule c. 1300 as reflected the Freer Bal'ami' in Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan. Papers delivered at an international symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 13-15, 2003, Brill, Leiden

'Ferdowsi's kings in Bal'ami's Text. An alternative cycle from c. 1300' in Proceedings of the Second Edinburgh Shahnama Conference, University of Edinburgh 8-9 March 2003

'Themes and images on the animate buff ware of mediaeval Nishapur', Islamic Art, VI

Selected Bibliography:

J. Raby and T. Fitzherbert, eds, The Court of the Il-khans 1290-1340, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, XII

'Khwaju Kirmani (689–733/1290–1352): an éminence grise of fourteenth-century Persian painting', Iran, XXIX, pp. 137-151

'The Creswell Photographic Archive at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford', in "K.A.C. Creswell and his legacy", Muqarnas, 8, pp. 125-127

'Preserving photographic collections of Islamic art and architecture', in "Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford", Eastern Art Report, (Great Museums of the World Series), vol.iv, no.2, pp. 37–39

'Portrait of a lost leader. Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah and Juvaini', in The Court of the Il-khans 1290–1340, eds J. Raby and T. Fitzherbert, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, XII, pp. 63-77

The Creswell Photographic Archive, Ashmolean Museum', CD-ROM (corporate project)

'The Creswell Photographic Archive', in The Ashmolean, 37, 1999, pp.17-19