Obituary: A 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.

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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