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Given the growing concerns about the Zika virus in Miami, the Executive Committee has voted to cancel the 2017 conference. We are very disappointed to have to do this, but several members have already let us know that they will not attend because of this danger. Cancelling early allows us to avoid the risk of substantial financial losses later.

If anyone is willing to volunteer to host the 2017 conference elsewhere, please contact General Secretary Sandie Holguín (sholguin@ou.edu) for more information. Should such a change be possible, we need to have arrangements in place by the end of September to have the call for papers come out on October 1. Generally the conference is held in late March or early April, but if an Iberian member were willing to host, the meeting could be held in June or July.

Our thanks and apologies. Any updates on this situation will be posted in this space.


You may notice that our page has a new look (thanks to Jim Groom and Reclaim Hosting).  We continue to incorporate current members into the online directory. In the coming weeks, members will receive instructions by email about how to log in to this site and create a profile. You will then be able to manage and renew your membership via our online directory.

Many thanks to outgoing General Secretary Katie Harris, incoming General Secretary Sandie Holguín, hosts David & Kathy Ringrose and Pamela Radcliffe, program organizers Vanessa de Cruz and Montserrat Miller, and keynote speaker Dennis Carr for an excellent 47th annual meeting at the Maritime Museum of San Diego!

Congratulations to the 2015-16 prize recipients: Thomas Barton for the Best First Book (with honorable mention to Katrina Olds); Therese Martin for the Biskho Prize; and Ricardo Roque for the Oliveira Marques award.

The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the official journal of the ASPHS, has published its latest issue, 40:1 (2015) here:http://digitalcommons.asphs.net/bsphs/
The entire Bulletin is open access for all.

Volume 6 (2015) of the Newsletter has just been published (click here), with thanks to editor Luis X. Morera of Baylor University.