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.
Congratulations to Katrina B. Olds, whose Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain (Yale, 2015) won the Shea Prize for 2016 from the American Catholic Historical Association!
This is a little late, since the finalists and winner have already been announced but previous to that Stuart B. Schwartz, Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton, 2015) was on the Short List for the 2015 Cundill Prize. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Regina Harrison, whose Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1640 (University of Texas Press, 2014) won the Bainton Prize at last week’s Sixteenth Century Society Conference!
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 2013 and 31 December 2015 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 2016 annual meeting of the ASPHS in San Diego, California (March 17-20, 2016).
Deadline for submissions is November 20, 2015. 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:
Erin K. Rowe (chair)
Department of History, 301 Gilman Hall
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212
Sasha D. Pack
Department of History
University at Buffalo
546 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Department of History
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has bestowed their Best Collaborative Project Award for 2013 on Cimigliaro, Noelia, and John Beusterien, eds, Touching the Ground: Female Footware in the Early Modern Hispanic World, Special Issue in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 14.2 (2013), 218 p. Contributions by Noelia Cimigliaro, John Beusterien, Harry Vélez Quiñones, María Mercedes Carrión, Elizabeth Semmelhack, and Sara Vicuña Guengerich.
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women singled out Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Dynastic Continuities, Cultural Politics, Anne J. Cruz and María Galli Stampino, eds (Ashgate, 2013) for Honorary Mention for the 2013 Best Collaborative Project.
Congratulations to Carmen Sanz Ayán, who has won the Premio Nacional de Historia for Los banqueros y la crisis de la monarquía hispànica de 1640 (Marcial Pons, 2013).
The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize (European history to 1815) goes to Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (Chicago, 2012). (This book already won the Leo Gershoy Award last year!)
The Premio del Rey (Spanish history 500-1516) goes to Janina M. Safran, Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia (Cornell, 2013). (okay not early modern but still!)
Congratulations to Bleichmar and Safran!!!