Prizes & Awards

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Abreu-Ferreira Wins the Oliveira Marques Prize

Congratulaitons to Darlene Abreu-Ferreira for winning ASPHS’s 2019 A.H. de Oliveira-Marques Prize for “Women and the Acquisition, Transmission, and Execution of Public Offices in Early Modern Portugal,” Gender and History 31/2 (2019): 383-402.

New Book (& Prize!): Cagle, “Assembling the Tropics”

Hugh Cagle, Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450-1700 (Cambridge, 2018).

And congratulations for winning the AHA’s Leo Gershoy Award for 2019!


Congrats to ASPHS Prize Winners Hershenzon and Devereux!

I have heard that in Barcelona the Best First Book Prize went to Daniel Hershenzon for The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (Penn, 2018).

And the Best First Article Prize went to Andrew W. Devereux for “Declared Enemies and Pacific Infidels: Spanish Doctrines of ‘Just War’ in the Mediterranean and Atlantic,” Republic of Letters 5/3.

Congratulations to them both!

ASPHS Prizes, 2018: Deardorff & Montcher

I am getting to this belatedly, but: congratulations to Max Deardorff and Fabien Montcher!

Deardorff won the Best Early Career Article Prize for “The Ties That Bind: Intermarriage between Moriscos and Old Christians in Early Modern Spain, 1526-1614″ Journal of Family History 42/3 (2017).

Moncher won the Marques Prize for “Politics, Scholarship, and the Iberian Routes of the Republic of Letters: The Late Renaissance Itinerary of Vicente Noguiera (1586-1654” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 2 (2017).

Another ASPHS Prize: Bishko Prize – Dec 31, 2018

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies solicits submissions for the annual Charles Julian Bishko Memorial Prize for the best article published in 2017 or 2018 in the field of medieval Iberian history by a North American scholar. 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. 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.

ASPHS Prize Submissions Due

ASPHS has two prize submissions due on Nov 21: the Best First Book Prize in Iberian History and the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize:

The Best First Book Prize in Iberian History

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


A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize, 2018


The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies solicits submissions for the annual A. H. de Oliveira Marques Prize. 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, will be awarded each year for the best peer-reviewed article or book chapter on Portuguese history published during the previous year. This year’s award will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese History in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Submitted articles or book chapters may be written in Portuguese, English, Castilian, Catalan, Italian, or French, but only articles on Portuguese history published within the 2018 calendar year will be considered. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible. Authors should submit one copy of the article and a short (2-page) CV in PDF form to the prize committee via email by February 1, 2019.  Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee.


Prize Committee:


Ricardo Roque (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa)



Isabel do Guimarães Sá (Universidade do Minho)



Kirsten Schultz (Seton Hall University), Chair


Goldmark Wins LASA Colonial Best Article

Congratulations to Matthew Goldmark for winning the LASA Colonial Section’s committee for Best Journal Article by a Junior Scholar, for “Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality,” Colonial Latin American Review 24/2 (2015).

Beaver Wins 2017 Bishko Prize

A belated congratulations to Adam G. Beaver, whose “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 (Brill, 2016) theASPHS’s 2017 Bishko Memorial Prize!

Parker Elected to American Academy of Arts & Letters

Congratulations to Geoffrey Parker, who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters!

AHA Prize Winners 2016

Congratulations to the following prize-winners, who will be honored at the American Historical Association conference in Denver in January 2017:

Ann Twinam, whose Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford Univ. Press, 2015) won the Albert J. Beveridge Award on the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada, from 1492 to the present.

Antonio García de León, whose Tierra Adentro, Mar en Fuera: El Puerto de Veracruz y su Litoral a Sotavento, 1519–1821 (Fondo de Cultura Economica USA, 2011) won the Clarence H. Haring Prize for a Latin American who has published the most outstanding book in Latin American history during the preceding five years.

Tamar Herzog, whose Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (Harvard Univ. Press, 2015) won the James A. Rawley Prize for the integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century.

And Núria Silleras-Fernández, whose Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Cornell Univ. Press, 2015) won the Premio del Rey in the field of early Spanish history.