The  ASPHS Newsletter is the newsletter of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. 

Newsletter Editor
Foster Chamberlin


The ASPHS Newsletter is designed to be a forum for Association news and for thoughts on research and teaching that sit outside of the peer-reviewed paradigm of the Bulletin.  We welcome the following sorts of contributions:

  • Exploratory essays on cutting edge research projects—especially those in the early and intermediate stages.
  • Discussions of ways to teach Iberian history—especially those using new methods or materials.
  • Reports on archives or on new caches of documents or artifacts that might be of interest to the ASPHS community.
  • Reports from those taking part in non-ASPHS conferences, seminars, or learning groups.
  • Opinion essays on topics of interest to ASPHS members.

We also collect information that our members may wish disseminate to the wider membership, including:

  • Major and significant career news of interest to the membership.
  • An annual listing of member publications.

For publication listings, please format the information according the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.  Please make sure to include all information, including such things as place of publication: this makes it easier for researchers to find your publications, especially when dealing with smaller and non-U.S./non-U.K. publishers.  While the editor may double-check listing information, responsibility for accuracy rests with the submitter.  

For obituaries, please read the ASPHS Obituary Policy before submitting information or personal reminiscences.

The ASPHS Newsletter is published once a year, usually in late November.  The editor will usually call for article and feature proposals in late May, with copy to be submitted by early October.  A final call for membership publications and career news will be issued in October. All calls for submissions will be made on ESPORA.

In 2010, the Newsletter was established as a separate publication that focuses on news of the society, professional conferences and events of interest to Iberian historians, and activities of the membership. Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies was retained as the title of the journal.

Hard copies of back issues of the Bulletin are held in the ASPHS archive at the University of California, San Diego.

The Association seeks to appropriately recognize the passing of its members and people of importance to the Spanish and Portuguese historical community. Members are welcomed to submit personal remembrances to the editor of the Newsletter; obituaries emphasizing the deceased’s professional and scholarly legacy may be submitted to the Bulletin. In the case of those who have served as founders or General Secretaries of the organization, a notice will be posted on the ASPHS web page, and obituaries posted in the Newsletter according to the previous criteria. Any proposed exceptions to this policy should be submitted to the Executive Committee.

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