The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries
26-27 October 2017, Sciences Po Paris

Call for Papers EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10 July 2017

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.

The workshop aims to further the reflection started in the last years about the new tendencies of political history. Traditionally focused on the emergence of the European “modern” nation state, political history seems to adopt resolutely new perspectives crossing the borders of the national contexts, as well as those of classic chronological partitions. The development of a transnational political history involves taking into consideration phenomena of connection and transfers across state borders and among the local, the national and the global scale. This transformation raises crucial epistemological and methodological questions, concerning for instance the access to and the use of sources and the integration of national history within international fluxes. Fostering the debate among young scholars, the workshop will give the opportunity to compare and discuss different topics and methodological approaches in Early Modern and Modern History.

Participants can apply for one of the following sessions. It is possible, anyway, to indicate a second option:

  • Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective
  • Religions, politics, and modernity
  • A political history of the urban space
  • Politics and practices of social control

Call for Papers (closing date: 30 June 2017 – extended 10 July 2017)

Previous workshops

Rethinking Continuity and Change in Early Modern and Modern Political History
16-17 December 2016, Warwick University, UK
Workshop programme | Workshop report

Understanding Political History in and beyond the Nation State
22-23 October 2015, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Workshop programmeWorkshop report