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Middle East Medievalists Book Prize

April 1, 2019

The Board of Directors of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to request submissions for its biennial prize for best book on the medieval Middle East (ca. 500-1500 CE).

In an effort to recognize excellent research in the field, a shortlist will be announced in October and the prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 2019.

Books published between July 1, 2017 and March 30, 2019 will be eligible for this year’s prize. Authors must be current members in good standing of Middle East Medievalists to be considered. To join MEM or renew your membership, please visit our MEMbership page.

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019. Publishers are asked to supply the committee chair with one hard copy of each submission as well as an electronic copy that can be accessed by all members of the committee.

For submission details, please contact the committee chair: Dr. Zayde Antrim, Department of History, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106 (Zayde.Antrim@trincoll.edu)

Middle East Medievalists is an international professional non-profit association of scholars interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 CE). We aim to foster communication among individuals and organizations with an interest in the study of the medieval Middle East, and we publish an online, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal: Al-ʿUsur al-Wusta: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists.