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Call for Submissions: ASPHS Best First Book Prize

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

Kirsten Schultz
Department of History
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Congratulations: Best Collaborative Project 2013 – Touching the Ground

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.

“Early Modern Habsburg Women” Receives Honor

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.

Carmen Sanz Ayán Wins the Premio Nacional de Historia

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).

Bleichmar, Safran Win 2014 AHA Awards

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!!!

ASPHS Prize Nominations, 2014

Best First Article Prize:

The committee for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies’s Best First Article Prize in Iberian History invites submissions for this year’s competition. Articles on Iberian history published in 2012, 2013 or 2014 and in any of the three languages of the Association (English, Portuguese, and Castilian) are eligible for the prize, which carries an honorarium of $250. Each submission must be its author’s first published article 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 2015 annual meeting of the ASPHS in Baltimore, Maryland.

A copy of the published article, the table of contents of the journal or volume in which the article was published, and the author’s c.v., including current contact information, must accompany each submission. Please email complete materials in pdf form to each of the three members of the prize committee. Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014, but early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Ruth MacKay, Best First Article Prize Committee Chair
rmackay555@yahoo.com

Lisa Surwillo
surwillo@stanford.edu

Adam Beaver
beaver@princeton.edu

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize:

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 2015 annual meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese History in Baltimore, Maryland. Submitted articles or book chapters may be written in Portuguese, English, Castilian or French, but only articles on Portuguese history published within the 2014 calendar year will be considered. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible.

Authors should submit (1) one electronic copy (via email) and one paper copy of the article or chapter and (2) a short (2-page) CV, including current address, to each of the three members of the prize committee below. Submissions must be received by all members of the committee by 31 January 2015.

Liam Brockey, Marques Prize Committee Chair
Department of History
Michigan State University
Old Horticulture Building
506 E. Circle Dr
Room 256
East Lansing, MI 48824
brockey@msu.edu

Kirsten Schultz
Department of History
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Kirsten.Schultz@shu.edu

Nuno Gonçalo Monteira
Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Professor Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9
1600-189 LISBOA
Portugal
nuno.monteiro@ics.ul.pt

Joseph Pérez Wins the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Ciencias Sociales

El Norte de Castilla, May 14, 2014, “Joseph Pérez, un ‘revolucionario’ de la historia, logra el Príncipe de Asturias de Ciencias Sociales.”

Thanks to Jim Boyden for the tip.

Xavier Gil Elected to the Real Academia de Historia

Congratulations to Xavier Gil for his recent election to the Real Academia de Historia!

Thanks to Ruth MacKay for the tip.

Bleichmar, “Visible Empire” Wins Leo Gershoy Award

Congratulations to Daniela Bleichmar, whose Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Spanish Enlightenment (Chicago, 2012), has just won the AHA’s Leo Gershoy Award for best book in 17th and 18th century European history!

Universidad de Granada Awards James Casey an Honorary Doctorate

Doctorado honoris causa James Casey en la Universidad de Granada
Enlaces a la información original:
https___webmail.ugr.pdf

Para la Fundación de Historia Moderna

En nombre del Departamento de Historia Moderna y de América de la Universidad de
Granada me es muy grato informar que, tras pasar todos los trámites pertinentes, el pasado día 9 de abril de 2013 fue nombrado Doctor Honoris Causa por nuestra Universidad el profesor James Casey, de la Universidad de East Anglia (Inglaterra). El acto de investidura tendrá lugar el próximo día 7 de junio de 2013, a las 11.30 horas, en el Hospital Real, sede del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada.

Quiero aprovechar esta comunicación para agradecer a la Fundación de Historia
Moderna, especialmente a su Presidenta, Profesora Ángeles Pérez Samper, el apoyo
prestado al doctorado Honoris Causa del profesor Casey. Agradecimiento que debo hacer
extensivo a los diversos departamentos de Historia y a los modernistas que también apoyaron la candidatura.

Por último, por si hacía falta decirlo, os invito a uniros al Departamento en tan gozoso
acto y celebración ¡Os esperamos en Granada!

Granada, 13 de mayo de 2013
Directora
Prof. Dra. Margarita María Birriel Salcedo