International PhD Conference Political History (Leiden, 4-6 September 2014)
In recent decades, a new interest in concepts, representation, political culture and institutions, gender history and transnational history has defined a 'new political history' that also questions its national orientation. To strengthen the old discipline and this new historiographical moment the Dutch Flemish Research School Political History brings together (young) researchers specializing in political history with ideas about the future of the discpline. By organising the second in a series of conferences, and the first one with an open call, we aim to strengthen cooperation and the further internationalizaton of the field.
We expect many participants and encourage PhD candidates to submit a proposal that presents their research. We consider preparing for and participating in such meetings an important part of an academic education.
The three-day conference will cover a broad range of topics, reflecting the current transformations the field has experienced. Each theme will be prepared by a working group coordinated by experts in the field. Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht University) will deliver a keynote address on transnational perspectives. The conference will start with a discussion on the future of the history of politics.
We invite PhD Candidates to offer proposals for a 15-minute paper on the following themes:
Popular Politics, Movements and Repertoires
Parliamentary History, Parliamentary Culture and Deliberative Democracy
State Building and Institutions of the State
Religion and Politics
European Integration and New Political History
Colonial Approaches to Empire and Nation States
Conflict, Violence and Security
We welcome contributions which include gender perspectives.
A presentation at the conference will be valued as 2 ECTS.
Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 April 2014. Please indicate the theme you would like to address. Meals and conference fee are covered for speakers; speakers will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation costs.
During the conference, a European association for political history will be established, which will organize future annual conferences. The initial meeting was held at IMT in Lucca (March 2014), and the 2015 conference will be in Bielefeld. In 2016 SciencesPo (France) will host the conference; in 2017 the host will be Aarhus University, in 2018 the University of Jyväskylä and in 2019 King’s College University of London.
The 2014 conference is organized and sponsored by the Research School Political History in the Netherlands and Flanders (www.researchschoolpoliticalhistory.eu). This is a research network of political historians, working to promote high-quality research and (inter)national cooperation. In addition, the Research School provides outstanding training for PhD students and Research Masters in political history.
Information and central coordination of the conference:
The board of the Research School Political History
Prof. dr. Remieg Aerts - prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf - prof. dr. Ido de Haan - prof. dr. George Harinck - - prof. dr. James Kennedy - prof dr. Ida Nijenhuis - prof. dr. Kiran Patel - prof. dr.Henk te Velde - prof. dr. Dirk Jan Wolffram
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