Political History PhD Network | Workshop 2018 Programme

The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History
25-26 October 2018, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Thursday, Oct. 25  2018
location: Huizinga building, Doelensteeg 16, Leiden

13:15 – 13:45              Registration (room 026)
13:45 – 14:00              Words of welcome

14:00 – 16:00              Parallel session I

Panel 1. The crafts of power. Observing, stratifying and condemning populations
room 023C
Chair: Remzi Çağatay Çakırlar (Leiden)

Joonas Tammela (Jyväskylä): Legitimation of Heavenly and Earthly Power: Local Sermons as a Mediator of the Societal Values in Swedish Realm, 1790–1820

Cristiana Plamadeala (Paris): On Dossierveillance and Collaboration with the Securitate, Romania’s Secret Police in the Communist Period (1945-89)

Sandrine Maulini (Geneva): The demands of former administrative inmates and children in out-of-home care: a crisis of legitimacy in Switzerland?

Panel 2. Signs of the times. Questions of legitimacy in periods of change
Room 025
Chair: Iva Vukusic (Utrecht)

Raisa Blommestijn (Leiden): The step-in-the-back myth. Reconceiving Weimar’s legitimacy

Maja Lukanc (Ljubljana): The legitimation of communist power: Comparative cases of post-war Poland and Yugoslavia (1944-1948)

Pierre Botcherby (Warwick): Seeking continuity in a period of change: resisting industrial decline and postindustrial regeneration in St. Helens, Merseyside

16:00 – 16:30             Coffee break  (room 026)

16:30 – 18:00             Key note panel: The question of legitimacy
Room 025

Maartje Janse, Anne Petterson & Elisabeth Dieterman (Leiden)

19:00                           Dinner (Malle Jan)
app. 21:00                  Social programme

Friday, Oct. 26 2018

09:30 – 10:00             Coffee  (room 026)
10:00 – 12:00             Parallel session II

Panel 3. Thinking (il)legitimately. Contrarian, demonical and provocative ideas
room 023C
Chair: Dirk Alkemade (Leiden)

Thomas Ashby (Florence/Leiden): Resisting Satan: Algernon Sidney contra the House of Stuart, the invasion plot of 1664-1666

Catherine Hulse (London): Legitimising representative popular power: the ‘paradox’ of Sieyès and Roederer?

Arthur Ghins (Cambridge): A liberal view on democracy: Benjamin Constant on sovereignty, representative government and political liberty

Shane Little (Loughborough): The anarchism of Josiah Warren: Sovereignty of the individual and experiments in utopian living

Panel 4. The imaginary dominium. Identity constructs and aesthetic representations as sources of legitimacy 
room 025
Chair: Wouter Linmans (Leiden)

Fons Meijer (Nijmegen): Establishing a Dutch consensus culture: Representations of Dutch monarchs in times of disaster, c.1807-1861

Nathalia Schomerus (Potsdam): Viewpoints of National Liberals on legitimacy in 19th century Germany

Rohit Dutta Roy (Cambridge): Right to govern and the construction of epistemic authority: History as a source of Political Legitimacy in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century India

Marvin Menniken (Berlin): War veteran morality and the nation: The American Legion in twentieth-century U.S. politics

12:00 – 13:00             Lunch

13:00 – 15:00             Parallel session III

Panel 5. Reading revolts against the grain. The legitimation of dissent
room 023C
Chair: Larissa Schulte Nordholt (Leiden)

Ivan Gracia (Barcelona): Legitimacy and popular violence in a catholic city: Barcelona during the Reapers’ Revolt (1640)

Oscar Broughton (Berlin): Redefining construction: Legitimacy and the National Guilds League

Juho Saksholm (Jyväskylä): The Nordic 1968: Transnational discourses on the legitimacy of dissent

Panel 6. Communicative challenges. Or how to mediate legitimacy
room 025
Chair: Alp Yenen

Jonas Stephan (Münster): Security, authority and legitimacy. The art of doing politics in the Holy Roman Empire after the Peace of Westphalia

Zachris Haaparinne (Jyväskylä): The virtues and ideals of parliamentary representation and political participation

Chris Monnox (Australia): Legitimising party: Public meetings and party politics in Australia, 1910-1929

Sara Mirahmadi (Leiden): Ideological usage of poetry in the Jāmi’ al-Tavārīkh

15:00 – 16:00              Plenary closing (room 025)