ASPHS 2023 Annual Conference

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies will be held in Boulder on May 19-21, 2023 at the UMC (University Memorial Center) of the University of Colorado Boulder. The conference will run from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.

The conference will be fully in-person. Projectors and Wi-Fi internet will be available in the conference rooms. Presenters should bring their own computers to project their PowerPoints.

For any questions about the conference program and organization, please contact

Registration:  now open!

The conference registration fee will be $150 for full-time faculty and $75 for graduate students. This fee includes the reception dinner as well as a light lunch on Friday and Saturday.  Follow this link for registration.

Conference participants will need to be active ASPHS members. Click here for membership information; if you are already a member, click on the “Member Login” link at the top right corner of the page to see your membership status.

Please note that the ASPHS will make available some travel awards for graduate students presenting at the conference.  We’ll post more information shortly.


Our invited keynote speaker for this year is Prof. Richard Kagan from Johns Hopkins University.

The reception dinner will take place on Friday May 19, 2023. Prof. Kagan will address the association members on Saturday evening May 20, 2023. Both events will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom (UMC).

A Sunday reception in honor of Prof. Kagan at the Homewood Suites including charcuterie and cheese boards is scheduled for $10/participant with a cash bar. Due to hotel “flow” limitation, only the first 75 registered members will be allowed to participate. Please indicate via this link if you would like to attend the Sunday reception.


The ASPHS has secured early bird specials at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Boulder. The rooms are guest suites which include a kitchenette, living room, and private room. The hotel has a swimming pool, bar, and all other Hilton amenities. A shuttle will run at the times of the conference and is free of charge for all hotel guests.

The rate for the suite rooms at the early bird price is $179 + tax until January 31st 2023:

The rate for registering between February 1st and April 17th 2023 is $199 + tax:

Other nearby hotels in downtown Boulder include:

Affordable: Boulder University Inn and Basecamp Boulder

Higher end: Marriott Residence Inn and The Boulderado