Bishko Memorial Prize

Initiated in 2003, the Bishko Prize honors Professor Charles Julian Bishko, the distinguished historian of medieval Iberia who taught for 39 years at the University of Virginia.

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies now solicits submissions for the annual Bishko Memorial Prize for the best article published in 2017 or 2018 in the field of medieval Iberian history by a North American scholar. This year’s prize, which carries an honorarium of $250, will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of ASPHS in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Articles may be written in Castilian, English, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese or French. Authors must be current members of the ASPHS. Authors should submit one copy of the article and a short (2-page) CV in PDF form to the chair of the committee via email by 31 December, 2018.  Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee, Kyle C. Lincoln ( as well.

The 2018 winner of the Bishko Prize was Abigail Agresta, “‘Unfortunate Jews’ and Urban Ugliness: Crafting a Narrative of the 1391 Assault on the jueria of Valencia,” Journal of Medieval History, 43, (2017), 320-41.