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 (2019) on the subject of colonial Latin American history.

Previous Award Winners:

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