CFP:  ASPHS, TORONTO, April 23-25, 2020

The 51st Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) will take place in Toronto from April 23-25, 2020, hosted by Adrian Shubert (York University). A welcoming reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 23, and panels will run Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday. The banquet will take place on Saturday, April 25th.

The ASPHS invites proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers that cover any aspect of Iberian history, broadly defined. A typical panel session will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant (the chairperson may also double as the discussant). 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 special requirements. All rooms come equipped with computers, standard software, and projectors.

This year’s conference will feature Filipe Castro (Texas A&M)  as the keynote speaker. He is Professor of Maritime Archaeology, coordinator of the Nautical Archaeology Program and director of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory.

The deadline for submission has been extended to 15 January 2020. Please submit proposals by email to the program coordinators: Antonio Cazorla ( and Ivana Elbl ( The conference local organizer is Adrian Shubert (

Conference participants 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 at our Membership page.