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29th November 2016

Dr Christopher Markiewicz awarded Malcolm H Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities

Dr Christopher Markiewicz, Bennett Boskey Fellow in Extra-European History, has been awarded the Malcolm H Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities for 2016 from the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

Dr Markiewicz received the award for his research, The Crisis of Rule in Late Medieval Islam: A Study of Idris Bidlisi (861-926/1457-1520) and Kingship at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century. The award was announced at MESA’s annual awards ceremony in Boston on Thursday, 17 November 2016.

MESA is a private, non-profit, non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. The MESA Dissertation Awards were established in 1982 to recognize exceptional achievement in research for and writing of dissertations in Middle East studies. In 1984 the award was named for Malcolm H Kerr to honour his significant contributions to Middle East studies. Awards are given in two categories: Social Sciences and Humanities.

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