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 2017-18 round is now open for submissions, for the best article published in 2016 or 2017 in the field of medieval Iberian history by a North American scholar. The prize carries an honorarium of $250, awarded at the annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, April 2018.  Articles may be written in Castilian, English, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese or French. Authors must be current members of the ASPHS to be eligible. Authors should submit one copy of the article and a short (2-page) CV via email to the official committee email address ( . Submissions must be received by all members of the committee by December 31, 2017 (though early submissions are strongly encouraged). Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee (listed below). For membership information about membership in ASPHS, go to .

Kyle C. Lincoln, Chair
Kalamazoo College

Abigail Krasner-Balbale
Bard Graduate Center

Maya Soifer Irish
Rice University

Antonio Zaldivar
California State University-San Marcos

The 2017 winner of the Bishko Prize was Adam Beaver, for “Nebuchadnezzar’s Jewish Legions: Sephardic Legends’ Journey from Biblical Polemic to Humanist History” in After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, ed. Mercedes García Arenal, 21-65. Leiden: Brill, 2016. Thanks to the prize committee, Michael Crawford, Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, and Brian Catlos, for evaluating the submissions.