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 We accept works of historical content and/or historical relevance belonging to disciplines outside the field of History such as Literary Studies, Historical Sociology, Historical Anthropology, Art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 45 Issue 1

General Issue

General Editor: 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, David Messenger


Forum: Doing Iberian Studies in Times of Crisis


Obituary of David Ringrose (1938-2020)
Pamela Radcliff - University of California, San Diego
Obituary of Aurora G. Morcillo (1962-2020)
Sandie E. Holguin - University of Oklahoma

Book Reviews

Review of Lauren Beck, Illustrating El Cid: 1498 to Today
Jennifer L. Heacock-Renaud - Augustana College
Review of Geoffrey Parker, Emperor: A New Life of Charles V
Elizabeth A. Terry-Roisin - Florida International University
Review of Christoph Rosenmüller, Corruption and Justice in Colonial Mexico, 1650-1755
Viviana L. Grieco - The University of Missouri – Kansas City