Premio del Rey

Next Award Year: 2016

The American Historical Association awards the Premio del Rey biennially for a distinguished book in English in the field of early Spanish history. It was endowed by a gift of Robert I. Burns, SJ, from his Llull and Catalonia prizes and covers the medieval period in Spain’s history and culture CE 500–1516. See the list of past recipients. The general rules for submission are:

  1. The terms of the prize include works on Hispanic history and culture, including the Islamic and Jewish communities of medieval Spain as well as early New World topics prior to 1516.
  2. Only books of a high scholarly historical nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
  3. Books with a copyright of 2014 or 2015 are eligible for the 2016 award.
  4. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Premio del Rey Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Nina Caputo A. Katie Harris Teofilo F. Ruiz
Univ. of Florida  Univ. of California, Davis Univ. of California, Los Angeles 
Dept. of History Dept. of History Dept. of History
PO Box 117320 1 Shields Ave. 6265 Bunche Hall
025 Keene-Flint Hall Davis, CA 95616 Box 951473
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
Gretchen Starr-LeBeau David J. Wasserstein
Principia Coll. Vanderbilt Univ.
Religion Dept. Dept. of History
1 Maybeck Pl. PMB 351802
Elsah, IL 62028-9799 2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN 37235-1802