Get ready for the 2024 annual conference, to be held in Lisbon on July 8-12!  The Call for Papers is now available.

Volume 13 of the ASPHS Newsletter (2022) is now up.  Our warm thanks to intrepid editor Clinton Young, who is finishing his term, and an equally warm welcome to Foster Chamberlin, taking over as Newsletter Editor in 2023.

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

2022 Prize Winners

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

Best Book:  S. Elizabeth Penry, The People Are King: The Making of an Indigenous Andean Politics (Oxford University Press, 2019).

The Oliveira Marques and Bishko Prizes are now biannual;
submissions will be accepted in the fall of 2022.

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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.

2021 ASPHS Newsletter

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2021 ASPHS Newsletter

The 2021 volume of the newsletter has been published.

Thanks to editor Clinton Young.

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Bulletin (44:1, 2019) Iberia in Entangled and Transnational Contexts

Thanks to co-editors Andrea R. Davis and Scott Eastman, book review editor Rachael Ball, and all the contributors.

The editors would like to extend their thanks to Andrew H. Lee for his editorial assistance as BSPHS transitions to a new publishing platform, which will be embedded within this website by April 2020. Stay posted!

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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.