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49th Annual Conference
THE ASSOCIATION FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES
hosted by Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
5-7 April 2018

The 49th Annual Conference of the ASPHS will take place on April 5-7, 2018 at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center at Portland State University in Oregon. The theme is “Converge,” a word that evokes the contacts and intersections that make history happen, and that can serve as a reflection point for our conference.  Our theme is intended to inspire rather than delimit submissions and, as in past years, the ASPHS invites session proposals for panels and/or individual presentations on any aspect of Iberian and Iberian-Atlantic history, art history, or literature.

The typical panel will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant. We welcome proposals for roundtable discussions of a particular work or theme. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name and e-mail address, along with any requests for audio/visual equipment or other special requirements.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Daniela Bleichmar of the University of Southern California. Bleichmar is an award-winning Historian and Art Historian of botanical expeditions in the 18th century and an authority on science in the Spanish and Portuguese empires more generally.

A second conference address will be given by historian Josep Calvet, of the University of Lleida, Spain. Calvet’s research focuses on the Franco dictatorship as well as the history of Pyrenean escape routes used by Jews and other refugees fleeing Nazi terror in the Second World War.

The deadline for submissions is 4 December 2017. Please submit proposals by email to the program coordinator, Gina Herrmann at asphssubmissions2018@gmail.com.

Participants in the conference must be members of the ASPHS.  Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork.  Membership information may be found on the Membership section of this website.  Please direct further questions about membership to Membership Secretary, Scott Eastman (seastman@creighton.edu).

The conference local organizers are Patricia Schechter (schechp@pdx.edu), Carmen Ripollés (ripolles@pdx.edu) and Gina Herrmann (gah@uoregon.edu).  Information about hotels and registration fees will follow soon. Following the success of last year’s innovative schedule, conference panels will again run from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening, leaving Sunday for return travel or for attendees to enjoy the natural, cultural and culinary wonders of Portland.