The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

BSPHS embraces a cross-disciplinary approach. We accept works of historical content and/or historical relevance belonging to disciplines outside the field of History such as Literary Studies, Historical Sociology, Historical Anthropology, Art History, etcetera. The main contents of the BSPHS are scholarly individual or coauthored articles, topical forum conversations, and book reviews. To experiment with the possibilities of digital academic publishing, we are also partnering with the Historias podcast ( to publish audio interviews with authors featured in the journal, and piloting a resource sharing initiative through Zotero ( where authors can publish curated collections of print and web resources.

Volume 47 Issue 1

General and Special Issue

General Editor: David A. Messenger
Special Issue Editor: Katie Harris and Pamela Radcliff with Andrea R. Davis
Book Review Editor: Rachael Ball, Marta Valentin Vicente
Production Editor: Foster Chamberlin
Editorial Board Members: Miriam Shadis, Sean Perrone, Karoline Cook, Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marina Perez de Arcos, Sasha Pack


Special Issue: New Currents in Iberian History

Introduction: New Currents in Iberian History: Old Boundaries and New Bridges
Katie Harris - University of California, Davis and Pamela Radcliff - University of California, San Diego
 Historias Podcast
Peninsularity: Iberian Studies and the Mediterranean Turn
Andrew W. Devereux - University of California, San Diego
Race in Early Modern Iberia
Erin Kathleen Rowe - Johns Hopkins University


Obituary of John H. Elliott (1930-2022)
Richard L. Kagan and Geoffrey Parker

Book Reviews

Review of Theresa Earenfight, Catherine of Aragon: Infanta of Spain, Queen of England
Marie A. Kelleher - California State University, Long Beach