We are pleased to announce that the 2017 winner of the Marques Prize is Hugo Ribeira da Silva for his article ”Projecting Power: Cathedral Chapters and Public Rituals in Portugal, 1564-1650″, Renaissance Quarterly 69 (2016): 1369-400. Thanks to the prize committee (Ricardo Roque, Mafalda Soares da Cunha, and Gabriel Paquette) for evaluating the submissions.
The A. H. de Oliveira Marques Prize was created by means of a generous endowment from Dr. Harold B. Johnson, of the University of Virginia, in memory of the distinguished Portuguese historian, A. H. de Oliveira Marques (1933-2007). The prize, which carries an honorarium of $250, is awarded each year for the best peer-reviewed article or book chapter on Portuguese history published during the previous year. Submitted articles or book chapters may be written in Portuguese, English, Castilian, Catalan, or French, but only articles on Portuguese history published within the 2016 calendar year will be considered. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible. A call for the next round of submissions will be posted in this space by late summer 2017.
The 2015-16 Marques prize was awarded to Ricardo Roque, “Mimetic Governmentality and the Administration of Colonial Justice in East Timor, ca. 1860-1910,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (2015) 57/1: 67-97.