Bandelier/Lavrin Award

Bandelier/Lavrin Book Prize in Colonial Latin American History

Named to honor two pioneers in the history of the Spanish American empire, the first working in the early days of the field, the second who forged a path in colonial history and served as a model for female historians in the profession, this prize is awarded to the outstanding book published by a member of the association in the previous calendar year (2020) on the subject of colonial Latin American history. Books should be sent to the addresses below. Dealine: February 15, 2021.

Carrie Larson, Chair
Boyle Hall 408
St. Norbert College
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 5415-2099

Richard Conway
320 E. 91st Street, Apt. 2FW
New York, NY 10128

Linda Curcio
2897 Cadence Court
Reno, NV 89523

Previous Award Winners:

2021, Shawn Michael Austin, Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards and Africans in Paraguay, University of New Mexico Press

2020 Kris Lane, Potosí: The Silver City that Changed the World, University of California Press

Honorable Mention: Christoph Rosenmüller, Corruption and Justice in Colonial Mexico, 1650-1755, Cambridge University Press

2019 Jesse Cromwell, The Smuggler’s World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in
Eighteenth-Century Venezuela, University of North Carolina Press

Honorable Mention: Martin Nesvig, Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of
New Spain, University of Texas Press

2017 Bianca Primo, Florida International University

2016 Ann Twinam, University of Texas at Austin

Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies

Honorable Mention: Martha Few, University of Arizona

For All of Humanity: Mesoamerican and Colonial Medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala