From Lisbon to the World (ASPHS 2024)

  • Deadline: Jan 3, 2024
  • Lisbon, Portugal

Proposals are invited for the 53rd annual meeting of The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS), which will take place in Lisbon with the theme From Lisbon to the World.

ASPHS invites the submission of proposals of panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers for its 53rd Annual Meeting that will take place at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) between July 8-12, 2024.


Taking into account the geopolitical influence of Lisbon, Portugal, and Iberia over the centuries, submissions on the broad theme of From Lisbon to the World will promote –among other possible topics– the discussion of topics related to:

  • Concepts of empire
  • The colonized Iberia
  • The Iberian colonizer
  • Encountering and being encountered
  • Mutual negotiations
  • Learning and education
  • Knowledge acquisition and production
  • Networking and trading
  • Revolutions and counter-revolutions

How to apply

Presentations should be original work. A typical panel session will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant (the chairperson may also double as the discussant).

Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name and e-mail address along with any special requirements.

Proposals should be submitted no later than January 3, 2024 to [email protected], so that they can be reviewed by the end of January. General enquires should be sent to [email protected].


  • All rooms come equipped with computers and projectors.
  • All accommodation requests must be turned in with the proposal or they will not be honored.
  • Conference participants must be members of the ASPHS.
  • Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still register as members.
  • A limited number of ASPHS travel grants will be awarded to graduate students presenting papers.
  • Lisbon is a popular destination, and the organizers may not be able to accept all proposals if the number of submissions exceeds logistic capacities, although it is our hope to be able to accommodate all feasible and well-presented academic proposals on the history of Iberia and the Iberian world that are submitted on time. 
  • Established ASPHS members and their graduate students will be given priority.

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