Association Best Prize

ASPHS BEST PRIZE

On a three-year rotation, the Association offers a prize for the best dissertation, the best early career article, and best first book.  Applications are solicited each fall and the award is made the following spring, with an honorarium of $250. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible for consideration. 

On a three-year rotation, the Association offers a prize for the best dissertation, the best early career article, and best first book.  Applications are solicited each fall and the award is made the following spring, with an honorarium of $250. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible for consideration. 

The committee for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies’s Best Dissertation Prize in Iberian History invites submissions for this year’s competition. Dissertations on Iberian history submitted and approved between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019, in any of the three languages of the society (English, Portuguese, and Spanish), are eligible for the prize, which carries an honorarium of $250. Each submission must have a focus on Iberian history to be considered for the prize, and authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible for consideration. Deadline for submissions is 25 November, 2019, but early submissions are encouraged. Those who wish to enter their dissertation in the competition must send an electronic copy to the chair the prize committee, Sasha Pack, at sdpack@buffalo.edu prior to the deadline.

The 2019 award for Best First Book went to Daniel Hershenzon’s book The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Schedule of upcoming awards:

2020-2021:  article

2021-2022:  book

2022-2023:  dissertation