Best Article Prize
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies
About the prize
The editors of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies and Routledge are delighted to offer a $500 prize for the most outstanding article published in the journal each year.
All articles published in JMIS will automatically be considered for the Best Article Prize, and all submissions received during each calendar year will be considered for publication in the following year.
Call for Papers
The Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) is a leading interdisciplinary journal for innovative scholarship on the multiple languages, cultures, and historical processes of the Iberian Peninsula, and the zones with which it was in contact. We encourage submission of all innovative scholarship of interest to the community of medievalists and Iberianists, and welcome informal inquiries.
JMIS, which aims to bring theoretically informed approaches into creative contact with more empirically minded scholarship, encompasses archaeology, art and architecture, music, philosophy and religious studies, as well as history, codicology, manuscript studies and the multiple Arabic, Latin, Romance, and Hebrew linguistic and literary traditions of Iberia. We welcome work that engages peninsular Iberia in relation to other parts of the medieval world, addressing links with the Maghreb, Iberia’s presence in the Mediterranean, or adopting an Atlantic frame.
Submissions for consideration must be prepared in Chicago ‘humanities’ style, and should not exceed 10,000 words; shorter pieces, and non-traditional submissions, are welcomed. Submissions in English are preferred; however, submissions in other languages may be accepted at the discretion of the editors. For the full instructions for authors, click here.
- Editor: Therese Martin (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain)
Announcing the 2019 Best Article Prize-Winner
"After the conquest: ceramics and migrations," by José Carvajal López has been awarded the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies best article prize for 2019.
While there were a number of articles that the selection committee agreed were excellent, the members came to a comparatively quick decision on José Carvajal López's "After the conquest: ceramics and migrations." The committe felt that this article makes an important intervention in the history of post-conquest Iberia, and that it demonstrated both a nuanced analysis of material evidence and a sophisticated integration of this analysis within the contested historiography of early Islamic Iberia. Adding to all this is that it is eloquently written and makes archaeological work easily legible to those coming from other fields, and it is clearly worthy of such recognition.
Selection committee (JMIS Advisory Board Members):
Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Sarah Lawrence College
Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln
Justin Stearns, NYU Abu Dhabi (Chair)