Welcome to the website of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean. 

The society is dedicated to all aspects of the academic study of Mediterranean history and culture, from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries C.E. It aims to foster cross cultural and inter-disciplinary investigation, create a forum of ideas and encourage debate on intercommunal and transnational crosspollination within the Medieval Mediterranean.

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Memorial event: Simon Barton’s current and former PhD students, along with colleagues from the University of Exeter, would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of his inspirational scholarship and an appreciation of his legacy.

May 16, 2018, 2pm-4pm

Washington Singer Room 234

Please rsvp to: tat203@exeter.ac.uk

ObituaryA touching obituary and tribute for Simon Barton from the SMM committee in the latest edition of Al-Masāq

CFPAl-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean invites individual paper submissions. Al-Masāq is an international peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of Mediterranean societies and cultures from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries CE. It's concerned with fostering innovative (trans-)cultural and interdisciplinary research of Mediterranean spaces and with encouraging debate on local, translocal and intercommunal connectivity within the Medieval Mediterranean.

2018 Simon Barton conference prize: The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean offers grants to assist postgraduates with the financing of small conferences, symposia and workshops. The value of grants awarded in this scheme will be up to £500. The deadline for applications is 5 January 2018Guidelines  Application form

2017 Al-Masāq Prize: Many congratulations to Dr Jonathan P. Conant, Associate Professor of History, Brown University, winner of The The Al-Masāq Prize for 2017 for his article: 'Anxieties of Violence: Christians and Muslims in Conflict in Aghlabid North-Africa and the Central Mediteranean' (vol. 27/1, April 2015)

2017 Dionisius A. Agius Prize: Many congratulations to Dr Nükhet Varlık, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University–Newark, winner of The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean’s Dionisius A. Agius Prize for 2017 for her book : ‘Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World. The Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600’, Cambridge University Press, 2015

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