Bishko Memorial Prize

Initiated in 2003, the Bishko Prize honors Professor Charles Julian Bishko, the distinguished historian of medieval Iberia who taught for 39 years at the University of Virginia.  Watch this space for the call for submissions for the 2018-19 cycle.

The 2018 winner of the Bishko Prize is Abigail Agresta, “‘Unfortunate Jews’ and Urban Ugliness: Crafting a Narrative of the 1391 Assault on the jueria of Valencia,” Journal of Medieval History, 43, (2017), 320-41.

Thanks to prize committee members Kyle Lincoln (chair), Antonio Zaldivar, Abby Krasner-Balbale, and Maya Soifer Irish.

The 2017 winner of the Bishko Prize was Adam Beaver, for “Nebuchadnezzar’s Jewish Legions: Sephardic Legends’ Journey from Biblical Polemic to Humanist History” in After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, ed. Mercedes García Arenal, 21-65. Leiden: Brill, 2016.