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 on the subject of colonial Latin American history. Due to global shipping challenges across the world this year RMCLAS will accept book nominations in either a physical or e-book submission. If both are an option, our readers would appreciate access to both.
PLEASE NOTE: Two prizes will be given this year, one for books published in 2021, and one for books published in 2022. To be eligible, candidates must be members for two out of three years including the present year. Please send your submissions to the appropriate committee, listed for each below. Deadline: TBD.
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
2017 Bianca Primo, Florida International University
2016 Ann Twinam, University of Texas at Austin
Honorable Mention: Martha Few, University of Arizona