Past Prize Winners

2016-2017

Best Dissertation:  Alejandro Gomez del Moral, “Buying into Change: Consumer Culture and the Department Store in the Transformation(s) of Spain, 1939–1982” (History, Rutgers, 2014 ).  Honorable mention:  Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo, “Ways of Being Modern in Madrid: Urban Change, Street Life, and Customs in Late Nineteenth-Century Print Culture” (History of Art, UNED, Madrid – Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, 2015)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Hugo Ribeira da Silva, ”Projecting Power: Cathedral Chapters and Public Rituals in Portugal, 1564-1650″, Renaissance Quarterly 69 (2016): 1369-400.

Biskho Prize: Adam Beaver, “Nebuchadnezzar’s Jewish Legions: Sephardic Legends’ Journey from Biblical Polemic to Humanist History” in After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, ed. Mercedes García Arenal, 21-65. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

2015-2016

Best First Book: Thomas Barton, Contested Treasure: Jews and Authority in the Crown of Aragon (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2014); honorable mention: Katrina Olds, Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Ricardo Roque, “Mimetic Governmentality and the Administration of Colonial Justice in East Timor, ca. 1860-1910,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (2015) 57/1: 67-97.

Biskho Prize: Therese Martin, “Crouching Crossbowmen in Early Twelfth-Century Sculpture: A Nasty, Brutish, and Short(-Lived) Iconography,” Gesta 54:2 (Fall 2015): 143-164.

2014-2015

Best First Article: Belen Vicens, “Swearing by God: Muslim Oath-Taking in Late Medieval and Early Modern Christian Iberia,” published in Medieval Encounters in 2014.

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Ana Isabel López-Salazar Codes, “Puderão mais os inquisidores que o rey. Las relaciones entre el Santo Oficio y la Corona en el Portugal de la Restauración (1640-1668)”, Cuadernos de Historia Moderna, vol. 39 (2014).

Bishko Prize: Glaire D. Anderson, “Sign of the Cross: Contexts for the Ivory Cross of San Millán de la Cogolla,” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 6:1 (Jan. 2014), 15-41.

2013-2014

Best Dissertation: Fernando Vicente Albarrán, Los barrios negros: El Ensanche Sur en la formación del moderno Madrid (1860-1931)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Raphael Costa, “The ‘great façade of nationality’: some considerations on Portuguese tourism and the multiple meanings of Estado Novo Portugal in travel literature,” Journal of Tourism History v.5, n.1 (2013): 50-72.

Bishko Prize: Hussein Fancy, “Theologies of Violence: Recruitment of Muslim Soldiers by the Crown of Aragon,” Past & Present 221:1 (2013), 39-73.

2012-2013

Best First Book: James Matthews, Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Army Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Oxford University Press, 2012).

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Liam Brockey, “Doubting Thomas: The Apostle and the Portuguese Empire in Early Modern Asia,” in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World, ed. Katherine Van Liere (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Bishko Prize: Lucy K. Pick (University of Chicago), “Sacred Queens and Warrior Kings in the Royal Portraits of the Liber Testamentorum of Oviedo,” Viator 42 No. 2 (2011).

2011-2012

Best First Article: Michael J. Crawford, “Noble Status and Royal Duplicity in the Crown of Castile, 1454–1504,” European History Quarterly 41/4 (2011)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: José Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim, “Jews in the Diaspora with Sephared in the Mirror: ruptures, relations, and forms of identity: a theme examined through three cases,” Jewish History (2011) 25: 175-205.

Bishko Prize: Thomas W. Barton, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of San Diego, for his article “Muslims in Christian Countrysides: Reassessing Exaricus Tenures in the Crown of Aragon,” Medieval Encounters 17 (2011): 233-320.

2010-2011

Best Dissertation: Katrina Olds, “The ‘False Chronicles’ in Early Modern Spain: Forgery, Tradition, and the Invention of Texts and Relics (Princeton University, 2009)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Maria Eugenia Mata, “As Small Events May Have Large Long-Run Effects on Business Perspectives (Portugal, 1940s),” Problems And Perspectives In Management, Vol. 8, Issue 3 (June 2010), pp. 17-30.

Bishko Prize: Olivia Remie Constable, “Regulating Religious Noise: The Council of Vienne, the Mosque Call, and Muslim Pilgrimage in the Late Medieval Mediterranean World,” Medieval Encounters 16 (2010): 64-95.

2009-2010

Best First Book (tie):
Marta V. Vicente, Clothing the Spanish Empire: Families and the Calico Trade in the Early Modern Atlantic World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2006.
&
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert. A Nation Upon the Ocean Sea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
with honorable mention to Katie Harris. From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Alvaro S. Pereira, “The Opportunity of a Disaster: The Economic Impact of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake,” The Journal of Economic History 69:2 (2009): 466-499.

Bishko Prize: Brian Catlos, “The de Reys (1220-1501): The Evolution of a ‘Middle-Class’ Muslim Family in Christian Aragon” Viator 40 (2009): 197-219.

2008-2009

Best First Article (2006-2008): Marcy Norton, “Tasting Empire: Chocolate and the European Internalization of Mesoamerican Aesthetics” American Historical Review 111:3 (2006): 660-690.

Bishko Prize: Jessica A. Boon, “The Agony of the Virgin: The Swoons and Crucifixion of Mary in Sixteenth Century Castilian Passion Treatises,” Sixteenth Century Studies 38:1 (2007): 3-26.

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History (tie):
Maria de Lurdes Rosa, “Santa Maria de Oliveira, demónios e reis: o uso de poder sagrado por um santuário medieval,” Boletim de Trabalhos Históricos 2007/08, pp. 135-153.
&
Tiago C.P. dos Reis Miranda, “António Freire de Andrade Encerrabodes (1699-1783): no espelho de Pombal,” Penélope. Número 30-31 (2004), pp. 93-134. [published in 2008]

2007-2008

Best Dissertation in Iberian History (2005-2007): Gabriel Paquette, “Governance and Reform in the Spanish Atlantic World, c. 1760-1810” (University of Cambridge, 2006)

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Lorraine White, “Strategic Geography and the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy’s Failure to Recover Portugal, 1640-1668,” The Journal of Military History, 71 (April 2007), 373-409.

2006-2007

Best First Book Award (2004-2006): Sasha David Pack, Tourism and Dictatorship: Europe’s Peaceful Invasion of Franco’s Spain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Bishko Prize: Katherine Elliot van Liere, “The Missionary and the Moorslayer: James the Apostle in Spanish Historiography from Isidore of Seville to Ambrosio de Morales,” Viator 37 (2006): 519-43

2005-06

Best First Article Award (2003-2005): Scott Taylor, “Credit, Debt, and Honor in Castile, 1600-1650,”  Journal of Early Modern History 7:1-2 (January 2003): 8-27

Bishko Prize: James D’Emilio, “The Royal Convent of Las Huelgas: Dynastic Politics, Religious Reform and Artistic Change in Medieval Castile”, in Meredith Parsons Lillich, ed., Studies in Cistercian Art and Architecture VI  (Cistercian Nuns and their World) (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2005), 191-282

2004-05

Best Dissertation in Iberian History: Amanda Wunder, “Search for Sanctity in Baroque Seville: The Canonization of San Fernando and the Making of Golden-Age Culture, 1624-1729” (Princeton University, 2002)

Bishko Prize: Richard P. Kinkade, “Beatrice ‘Contesson’ of Savoy (c. 1250-1290): The Mother of Juan Manuel,” in La Corónica 32.3 (2004), 163-226

2003-2004

Best First Book Award: David Coleman, Creating Christian Granada: Society and Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492-1600 (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Bishko Prize: John Williams, “Meyer Schapiro in Silos: Pursuing the Iconography of Style,” Art Bulletin 85 (2003), 442-68

2002-03

Best First Article Award: Gretchen Starr-Lebeau, “The Joyous History of Devotion and Memory of the Grandeur of Spain: The Spanish Virgin of Guadalupe and Religious and Political Memory,” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 93 (2002), pp. 238-262, and Barry Ross Mark, “Kabbalistic Tocinofobia: Américo Castro, Limpieza de Sangre, and the Inner Meaning of Jewish Dietary Laws,” in Fear and Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance , ed. Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso. Turnhout [Belgium]: Brepols, 2002.

2001-02

Best First Article:  A. Katie Harris, “Forging History: the Plomos of Granada in Francisco Bermúdez de Pedraza’s Historia eclesiástica,” Sixteenth Century Journal XXX/4 (1999): 945-966.