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Information on the 2012 Boston Conference

March 22-25, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA




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Hotel accommodations will be provided by the Sheraton Commander in Harvard Square; the group rate is available until February 12, 2012.  Click here to book, modify, or cancel a reservation until March 25, 2012: ASPHS Sheraton Hotel Reservations.





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The ASPHS invites session proposals for panels and/or individual presentations on any aspect of Iberian history. The typical panel will include three papers, a chair, and commentator. We welcome proposals for roundtable discussions of a particular work or theme.  Since 2012 is the bicentennial of the Constitution of Cádiz, we especially encourage proposals for sessions that address that topic. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and commentators. Please include each participant's name, e-mail, mail address, and telephone number, along with any requests for audio/visual equipment or other special requirements.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 18, 2011.  Participants in the conference must be members of the ASPHS.  Students presenting a paper will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork. Please direct questions about membership to David Ortiz, Jr. ( or see the link on the left for membership information.

Please submit proposals by email to David Messenger, Program Director, at

The conference will take place at Tufts University, which is located in Medford, part of the Boston area and close to Cambridge.  For more information about the location, please visit the Tufts website at  The local organizer is Christopher Schmidt-Nowara.  He can be reached by email at or by telephone at 617.627.5758 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            617.627.5758      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            617.627.5758      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            617.627.5758      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.  Information about hotels and registration fees will follow soon.

Our keynote speaker is Professor James Amelang of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, author of several works on early modern Spain and Europe, including The Flight of Icarus: Artisan Autobiography in Early Modern Europe.

David A. Messenger, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of History
Graduate Director, International Studies Program
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3198, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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