ASPHS 2023 Annual Conference

Call for Papers

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is pleased to invite paper and panel proposals for the Annual Meeting, to be held in Boulder on May 19-21, 2023 at the UMC (University Memorial Center) of the University of Colorado Boulder. Sessions will run on Saturday and Sunday.

All presentations dealing with any aspect of Spanish and Portuguese historical studies are welcome. These include, but are not limited to, Spanish and Portuguese history and culture, philosophy, literature, language, archeology, the classical past, film, music, theatre, architecture, religion, art, and art history. In the interest of promoting cross-fertilization within the field of Iberian history, panels that bring together papers from multiple historical eras (ancient, medieval, early modern, modern) are especially encouraged. Where possible, the association will organize panels according to themes rather than to time periods.

We are considering only fully in-person panels and individual papers. We apologize for not being able to accommodate proposals for panels or individual papers presented in entirely remote or hybrid formats. Projectors and Wi-Fi internet will be available in the conference rooms. Presenters should bring their own computers to project their PowerPoints.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name, e-mail address, and university affiliation, along with any special requirements.

Proposals should be submitted by email to by Monday, March 6, 2023 (note the extended deadline).


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.  Registration will be available shortly on this page. 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 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