David Abulafia#

David Abulafia
Membership Number:2132
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 Professor Emeritus of Mediterranean History
  • 2000 Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge
  • 1974 - 2000 Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Economic, social and political history of the Mediterranean lands
  • Opening of the eastern and western Atlantic in the fifteenth and early sixteenth century
  • Levant trade
  • Interaction of the three religions in medieval Spain and Sicily, including the problem of Jewish (and Muslim) 'servitude'

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 King's Birthday Honours: Investiture in Oct 2023: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) "for services to scholarship"
  • 2020 Wolfson History Prize for The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
  • Appointed Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity by the President of Italy in recognition of his writing on Italian history, especially Sicilian history
  • 2013 Awarded one of three inaugural British Academy Medals for his work on Mediterranean history
  • 2010 British Academy Fellow
  • 2011 Mountbatten Literary Award

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