The ASPHS is looking for nominations for the two open members-at-large positions on the Board of Directors. Please send your nominations to the three members of the Nominating Committee (Mark Molesky, Max Deardorff, and Ana Cristina Roque) – the deadline has been extended to Monday, February 22. When contemplating people to nominate, we ask that you take into consideration field and gender representativeness as well as diversity of academic status (from early career scholars to full professors, both docents and researchers). Please also consider whether prospective nominees will be able to invest part of their time on ASPHS matters (board issues and conference attendance, etc.). All nominees must be members in good standing (you should be able to log in with the link on the upper right and see your membership status). Members may nominate themselves. If you are unsure of your membership status or have any questions, please reach out to webmaster Jodi Campbell or ASPHS President Pamela Radcliff.

Visit our Current Conference page for an update on the 2021 meeting!

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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2020 ASPHS Newsletter

The 2020 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.