The State of the Art in the History of Politics | 30 November – 1 December 2017 | The Hague, The Netherlands

On the occasion of the start of its second lustrum, the Dutch National Research School for Political History (OPG) organizes an international conference to discuss the state of the art in the history of politics. The OPG is member of the Association for Political History.

The central issue for this conference is to look for the commonality between the many approaches to the history of politics that have bloomed in the past decades. Does political history still have a core of shared topics, problems and concepts, or is the field fragmented into a wide array of studies on things political? We aim to answer these questions from an intellectual as well as a practical perspective: What do we mean when we study politics? And what are promising new direction for political historians to work on together?

Programme and registration are available here.

New members

The Association for Political History welcomes three new members to the Board.
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Prof. dr. Norbert Götz (Södertörn University Stockholm)


Prof. dr. Irène Herrmann (Université de Genève)


Prof. dr. Lucy Riall (European University Institute Florence)