We’re deeply saddened to report that respected Hispanist David Ringrose, Professor Emeritus at the University of California-San Diego and former General Secretary of the ASPHS, died on September 10, 2020. David was a pillar of the ASPHS community and a beloved mentor to many. Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. His professional and family obituaries are posted here.

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 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.

51st Annual Conference of ASPHS
Toronto, Ontario
23 – 25 April 2020

Postponed until 2021


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

Best Dissertation:  Mónica García Fernández

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize: Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

Bishko Prize: Pamela A. Patton

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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.

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2019 ASPHS Newsletter

The 2019 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

ASPHS solicits submissions for its annual prizes: the Best Early Career Article, the Bishko Prize for medieval Iberian history, and the Oliveira Marques Prize for Portuguese history. For more information, see the Prizes & Subventions page. Submissions are due by December 31, 2020.