This study categorizes the 3,136 papers presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical studies from 1970 through 2017 according to the following criteria: temporal focus, geographic focus, themes, and sub-themes. In terms of geographic and temporal focus, the vast majority of the papers have dealt with Spain from the 14th century onward, with a decided bias toward the 19th and 20th centuries. Many themes have been prominent throughout the history of the annual meetings, notably Society, Politics, Religion, Ideas, and Government. Other themes have been present, though less prominent, such as Elites, Women, International Relations, and Historiography.

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