The Bishko Memorial Prize for 2012 has been awarded for an article in Medieval Encounters to Thomas Barton of the University of San Diego.
The award winning article, "Muslims in Christian Countrysides: Reassessing Exaricus Tenures in the Crown of Aragon", appeared in Medieval Encounters , Volume 17, Number 3, 2011, pp. 233-320. It examines the social, political, and economic world of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Aragon. It can be accessed online at booksandjournals.brillonline.com.
Initiated in 2003 by the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the Bishko Prize is awarded for the best article in the field of medieval Iberian history and honours Prof. Charles Julian Bishko, the distinguished historian of medieval Iberia who taught for 39 years at the University of Virginia.