The Changing Frontiers of Political History | 26-27 October 2017 | Paris, France

The Political History PhD Network, created in 2014 after the launch of the Association for Political History, is promoting since then the dialogue and the scientific exchange among international PhD students and candidates making their research in different fields of political history. As a part of this activity, the Network organizes its third annual workshop, dedicated to The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries. Read more

Call for Papers (extended) deadline: 10 July 2017

Fifth International APH PhD Conference | 20-22 June 2017 | Jyväskylä, Finland

On 20-22 June 2017 the Fifth International PhD Conference in Political History will take place in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The Conference will be preceded on 18–20 June 2017 by the  workshop “Parliaments, the Executive and Foreign Policy in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives”, organised by the Academy of Finland Project Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914–2014 as its final conference. Read more

Book Series_Organizing DemocracyOrganizing Democracy
Reflections on the Rise of Political Organizations in the Nineteenth Century

eds. Maartje Janse and Henk te Velde

This book explores the new types of political organization that emerged in Western Europe and the United States during the nineteenth century, from popular meetings to single-issue organizations and political parties. The development of these has often been used to demonstrate a movement towards democratic representation or political institutionalization. This volume challenges the idea that the development of ‘democracy’ is a story of rise and progress at all. It is rather a story of continuous but never completely satisfying attempts of interpreting the rule of the people. Read more

Organizing democracy is the first volume in the new Palgrave Studies in Political History.