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MEM Dissertation Prize 2024

Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce the 2024 iteration of its biennial prize for the best dissertation on the medieval Middle East (roughly 500–1500 CE). In an effort to recognize excellent doctoral research in the field, MEM will award this prize at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), to be held virtually in November 2024.

Requirements for submission:

  1. Dissertations must have been filed and defended between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.
  2. Applicants must be current members of Middle East Medievalists. To join MEM or renew your membership, please use the membership form.

Submission instructions:

  1. Please send a PDF of the dissertation to Amanda Hannoosh Steinberg at asteinberg@fas.harvard.edu.
  2. No external nominations or letters of support are required.
  3. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2024.

About MEM: Middle East Medievalists is an international professional non-profit association of scholars interested in the study of the medieval Middle East, defined expansively to include all geographies with prominent Muslim political, religious, or social presences, at some point between the rough parameters of 500–1500 CE. As part of its effort to promote scholarship and facilitate communication among its members, MEM publishes a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Al-‘Usur al-Wusta.