Fostering innovative cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research about pre-modern Mediterranean spaces


The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean 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 crosspollination within the Medieval Mediterranean.

The Society’s journal Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean is an international peer-reviewed journal concerned with fostering innovative cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research of Mediterranean spaces and with encouraging debate on local, translocal and intercommunal connectivity within the Medieval Mediterranean. 

The Society organises biennial conferences, awards biennial book and essay prizes, and awards an annual conference prize, the ‘Simon Barton Postgraduate & ECR conference prize’.