James Onley

Director of Historical Research at the Qatar National Library, responsible for identifying new historical content for the Qatar Digital Library in archives around the world, negotiating digitization partnerships with those archives, and for facilitating new research on Gulf Arab history and heritage. He holds a D.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford and specializes in the history and heritage of the Gulf Arab states. He is the founding Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies, the leading journal in the field of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies.