Association 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. 

The committee for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies’s Best First Book Prize in Iberian History invites submissions for this year’s competition. First books on Iberian history published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018 and 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 be its author’s first published book on Iberian history to be considered for the prize, and authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible for consideration. This year’s award will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of the ASPHS in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Deadline for submissions is November 21, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged. Those who wish to enter their first book in the competition must send a copy to each member of the prize committee at the addresses below:

Dr. David A. Messenger (Chair)
Department of History
University of South Alabama
5991 USA Dr. N
Mobile, AL  36688-0002

Dr. A. Katie Stirling-Harris
Department of History
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA  95616-8611

Dr. Jesus Cruz
Department of History
University of Delaware
236 John Munroe Hall
Newark, DE 19716

The 2018 prize was divided between two winners:

Thanks to the 2018 prize committee:  Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez (chair), Ivana Elbl, and Aitana Guia.

Schedule of upcoming awards:

2018-2019:  book

2019-2020: dissertation

2020-2021:  article