Dr Peter Hill

Oriental Studies
Junior Research Fellow in Oriental Studies


BA European and Middle Eastern Languages, University of Oxford

MSt Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

DPhil Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Undergraduate Teaching

Parts of the Modern and Classical Arabic Literature courses (Oriental Institute) and the Middle East in the Age of Empire (History Faculty)

Research Interests

Middle Eastern history; Arabic literature; nineteenth-century Arab Nahda; Ottoman Empire; comparative history.  


‘Ottoman Despotism and Islamic Constitutionalism in Mehmed Ali’s Egypt’. Past & Present, forthcoming.

‘The First Arabic Translations of Enlightenment Literature: The Damietta Circle of the 1800s and 1810s’. Intellectual History Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 2015, 209-233.

‘Early Arabic Translations of English Fiction: The Pilgrim’s Progress and Robinson Crusoe’. Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. LX, No. 1, Spring 2015, 177-212.