Get ready for the 2024 annual conference, to be held in Lisbon on July 8-12!  Keep an eye on the Conference tab for updates, including the program and registration link.

Information about ASPHS and the annual conference is also posted on the Espora discussion list. To subscribe, send an email to with the following body text:  subscribe espora.

Take a look at volume 14 of the newsletter, just out under the direction of Foster Chamberlin.

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) promotes interest in the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal through History and related disciplines. Membership is open to all interested in the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal.

ASPHS sponsors an annual conference and publishes an annual Newsletter and journal, the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

ASPHS provides small subventions for regional and local meetings or workshops in the U.S. for activities related to our mission to promote the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal through History.

ASPHS awards annual prizes: the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History for best peer-reviewed article or book chapter; the Bishko Prize for best article on medieval Iberian history published by a North American scholar; and, on a three-year rotation, prizes for Best Dissertation, Best Early Career Article, Best First Book.

Now that the ASPHS is an official charitable organization, we encourage donations as well as membership renewal to keep the business of the Association going, including the Bulletin and the prizes.  Donations will also support the growth of a graduate student fund to be used for travel to future Conferences. Many thanks for your support!

53rd Annual Conference of ASPHS
Lisbon, Portugal

July 8-12, 2024

2023 Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ASPHS prizes:

Best Dissertation: Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, “Transgressing the Sacred: The Crime and Cult of Sacrilege in the Spanish Catholic Monarchy, 1558-1632” (PhD Johns Hopkins).

The Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History: Nuno Castel-Branco, “Material Piety: Science and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century Portugal,” Renaissance Quarterly 74 (2021): 1162–1209.

 Bishko Prize: Adam Franklin-Lyons and Marie A. Kelleher, “Framing Mediterranean Famine: Food Crisis in Fourteenth-Century Barcelona.” Speculum 97.1 (2022): 40-76.

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The ASPHS @ 50

Produced for the 50th anniversary of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the video features personal reflections by a representative group of its members. Most of the individual videos are in English, but a few are in Spanish or include phrases in Portuguese.

2023 ASPHS Newsletter

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2023 ASPHS Newsletter

The 2023 volume of the newsletter has been published.

Thanks to editor Foster Chamberlin.

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2023 ASPHS Bulletin

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Bulletin (48:1, 2023)

Thanks to General Editor David A. Messenger, Special Issue Editors Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez and Clayton McCarl, book review editors Rachael Ball and Marta Valentin Vicente, and all the contributors.

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Call for Prize Submissions

Call for Prize Submissions

ASPHS solicits submissions for its annual prizes: the Best Article/Dissertation/Book Prize, the Bishko Prize for medieval Iberian history, and the Oliveira Marques Prize for Portuguese history. For more information, see the Prizes & Subventions page.