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, publishes an annual Newsletter and an annual journal, 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, and Best First Book.

The Nominating Committee invites members of the ASPHS to submit nominations for four open positions on its Board of Directors. (If you are not a member, please consider joining! Click on the Membership tab at the top of the page.) The four open positions on the board include: (1) one member who specializes primarily in Portuguese studies, (2) one member who is a national of Spain or Portugal and whose principal residence is in either country, and (3 & 4) two members-at-large of any background. Please send your nominations to the three members of the Nominating Committee (deardorffmax@ufl.edu, scottktaylor@uky.edu, blumenthal@history.ucsb.edu) by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

When contemplating whom 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. Members may nominate themselves.

Only those who have paid their dues for 2023 will be permitted to run or vote in the upcoming election. If you are unsure of your status or have any questions, please click on “Member Login” at the top of the page, or reach out to membership secretary Kirsten Schultz at treasurer@asphs.net.