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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. 

Submission Instructions

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.

To submit papers, please visit our site for on-line submission.

Editorial information

  • 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)

Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2019 - Winner José C. Carvajal López After the conquest: ceramics and migrations 11 3
2018 - Winner Alejandro García Sanjuán Rejecting al-Andalus, exalting the Reconquista: historical memory in contemporary Spain 10 1
2018 - Honorable Mention Olga Borovaya The first Ladino travelogue: Moses Almosnino’s treatise on the extremes of Constantinople 10 1
2018 - Honorable Mention Carlos Tejerizo-García and Jorge Canosa-Betés Power, control and social agency in post-roman northern Iberia: an archaeological analysis of hillfort occupations 10 3
2017 - Honorable Mention Karen Stöber Cluny in Catalonia 9 2
2017 - Winner Jonathan Wilson Enigma of the De Expugnatione Lyxbonensi 9 1
2017 - Honorable Mention Gregoria Cavero Domínguez Penal cloistering in Spain in the sixth and seventh centuries 9 1
2016 - Winner David Govantes-Edwards, Chloë Duckworth, and Ricardo Córdoba Recipes and experimentation: The transmission of glassmaking techniques in medieval Iberia 8 2
2015 - Winner Francisco J. Hernández La reina Violante de Aragón, Jofré de Loaysa y la Crónica de Alfonso X. Un gran fragmento cronístico del siglo XIII reutilizado en el XIV 7 1

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