Jere L. Bacharach Service Award

Fred M. Donner

University of Chicago

2008 Recipient

Fred M. Donner

Fred M. Donner

In recognition of his exceptional service to the field of Middle East studies; With deep appreciation for his generous activities on behalf of the association and its members including serving on the Board of Directors and many MESA committees; His outstanding efforts to help found, sustain and expand Middle East Medievalists (MEM) and his extraordinary continuous service since 1992 as editor of Al-‘Usur al-Wusta: The Bulletin of the Middle East Medievalists;His tireless behind-the-scenes service to various presses, journals, foundations and granting agencies all to the benefit of his colleagues and the field; And for his commitment to integrating public outreach into an already full academic career. It is an honor to recognize Fred Donner, a creative, dedicated, energetic and generous colleague whose work has fostered understanding of the Middle East and enriched the lives of his students and his colleagues.

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