Gepubliceerd op 12-05-2015

Call for Papers: Understanding Political History in and beyond the Nation State

Workshop for PhD candidates in Political History

22nd – 23rd October 2015, Leiden University, the Netherlands 

The Political History PhD Network, initiated after the launch of the Association for Political History in September 2014, organizes the workshop Understanding Political History in and beyond the Nation State. This workshop aims to analyze the relationship between political communities and their authorities to further our understanding of the formation of the modern democratic state. Political history is still predominantly studied within national contexts. By crossing borders, while keeping specific national cases in mind, this workshop identifies distinct developments and mutual experiences of political life in Europe throughout the 19th and 20th century.

Participants are invited to present their work in small-scale and specialized discussion groups. PhD candidates are invited to place their case studies into a wider political history framework and to build a network with young scholars working in their specialization outside of their home countries. A keynote lecture (t.b.a.) and a general meeting to discuss the future of the Political History PhD Network will complete the program.

Participants can apply for one of the following sessions:

  • Political Communication | Campaigns, Elections and Discourses
  • Defining the Nation | Monarchy, Parliament, Constitution, and “the People”
  • Interwar – Postwar | Democracy and Welfare-Statism 1930-1960
  • Maintaining Order and Security in Transnational Europe

Applicants are expected to submit a paper proposal (max. 300 words) and a short CV by 30 June 2015 to: phdpolhis@gmail.com. Papers can consist of either a case study or a description of the research project. Notification of acceptance will be before the end of July. The final papers (approx. 3000-5000 words) have to be handed in by 30 September 2015.

To facilitate international exchange, the Dutch Research School for Political History offers limited funding to cover travel costs. If you wish to apply for funding, please indicate this in your proposal submission.

The workshop is coordinated by Elisabeth Dieterman, Anne Heyer and Anne Petterson, PhD candidates at Leiden University. For further information and questions, please feel free to contact us at: phdpolhis@gmail.com. For further information on the Political History PhD Network and to become a member please join us on LinkedIn.

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