Michael Axworthy (1962-2019)

March 21, 2019

Dr. Michael Axworthy passed away in Rome on 16 March 2019.  Dr. Axworthy was a graduate and Senior Research Fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge; a Research Fellow at the University of Durham; the founder of the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies at Exeter University; and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Society of Arts.  He was also a contributor the Encyclopædia Iranica as the author of an article on “Nāder Shah and the Iranian Navy.”  The staff of the Yarshater Center offer their condolences to the Axworthy family and to his many friends and colleagues.