The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies "Best" Committee invites submissions for this year's competition, for Ph.D. dissertations approved since January 1, 2011 in any of the three languages of the society (English, Portuguese, and Spanish). Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013. Early submissions are encouraged. Electronic (PDF) copies should be submitted along with a copy of the dissertation approval page and the author's resume, including current contact information. The prize will be awarded at the 2014 ASPHS Annual Meeting.
The 2013 prize committee members are:
Rachael Ball, chair
University of Alaska-Anchorage
University of Iowa
The 2012 Best First Book award went to James Matthews, Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Army Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Honorable mention went to two additional submissions: Yuen-Gen Liang, Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), and Michael A. Vargas, Taming a Brood of Vipers: Conflict and Change in Fourteenth-Century Dominican Convents (Brill, 2011).
This call for submissions is also on the ASPHS website: see http://www.asphs.net/prizes/associationbestprize.html
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