Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS

47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE

ASSOCIATION FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES,

MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

MARCH 17-20, 2016

 

SPONSORED BY:
THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO and the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, Department of History

 

The 47th Annual Conference of the ASPHS will take place on March 17-20, 2016 at The Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 Coast Boulevard, San Diego, California. The ASPHS invites session proposals for panels and/or individual presentations on any aspect of Iberian history, art history, or literature. The typical panel will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant. In keeping with the Museum’s completion of the Galleon San Salvador (1542), we welcome proposals for papers and panels on Spain, Portugal, and the Sea, especially the Pacific.  Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant's name and e-mail address, along with any requests for audio/visual equipment or other special requirements.

 

The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2015. Participants in the conference must be members of the ASPHS.  Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork.  Please direct questions about membership to the General Secretary, A. Katie Harris (akharris@ucdavis.edu) or the Membership Secretary, Sandie Holguín (sholguin@ou.edu) or see the membership page for more information.


Please submit proposals by email to the Program Committee: Vanessa de Cruz (vanessadecruz@gmail.com) and Montserrat Miller (millerm@marshall.edu).

 

The ASPHS will offer a limited number of travel grants to assist Ph.D. students who are in the dissertation-writing phase of their graduate program: 2 travel grants of $500 for speakers coming from programs/institutions outside North America and 3 grants of $350 for speakers coming from programs/institutions based within continental North America (i.e., Canada, the United States, and Mexico). These grants are competitive, not guaranteed. Applicants must be presenting their research (no chairs, respondents, or roundtable participants) and must submit a one-page curriculum vitae, a 100-word maximum statement of need, paper title and abstract. Funding comes from the ASPHS. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 1 November 2015. Please submit proposals by email to the Travel Grants Committee: Scott B. Eastman (seastman@creighton.edu), Vanessa de Cruz (vanessadecruz@gmail.com) and A. Katie Harris (akharris@ucdavis.edu)

 

The conference will take place at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, on the historic Ferry Berkeley (1898) and square-rigger Star of India (1863). The main Hotel will be the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn San Diego, three blocks from the Museum and one block from Little Italy’s restaurant row.  San Diego is home to the USS Midway Museum, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World.  The local organizers are David Ringrose (dringrose@ucsd.edu) and Pamela Radcliff (pradcliff@ucsd.edu). Information about hotels and registration fees will follow soon.