MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif (SOAS University of London) received the Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award in a virtual MEM business meeting in December 2021.

Each year the MEM Board of Directors awards the Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award to a scholar who has served the field of medieval Middle Eastern Studies with distinction. Past honorees have included:

2020: Michael Cook (Princeton University)

2019: Maribel Fierro (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

2018: Donald Whitcomb (University of Chicago)

2017: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych (Georgetown University)

2016: Fred M. Donner (University of Chicago)

2015: Richard W. Bulliet (Columbia University)

2014: Patricia Crone (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

2013: R. Stephen Humphreys (University of California Santa Barbara)

2011: Wadad Kadi (University of Chicago)

2010: Not awarded

2009: Jere Bacharach (University of Washington)

2002–08: Not awarded

2001: Ira M. Lapidus (University of California, Berkeley)

2000: Pierre Cachia (Columbia University)

1999: Sam I. Gellens (Horace Mann School, New York)

1998: George T. Scanlon (American University in Cairo)