2017 Jyväskylä

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.

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Draft programme as for 28 March 2017

Tuesday 20 June 2017

17.00 Registration and welcome coffee/tea (Historica 3rd floor lobby)

18.00 Opening of the APH Conference (H320)

18.15 Methods for analysing institutions, action and discourse in political history

Pasi Ihalainen (chair), Taina Saarinen (Jyväskylä), Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus), Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld), Richard Vinen (King’s College London), Henk te Velde (Leiden), Pauli Kettunen (Helsinki, discussant)

The round table carries on and deepens the theme “Political and Intellectual History: Intellectual History as Political History” from the Aarhus Conference and consists of contributors to the Palgrave volume Political History in the 21st Century.

19.45–21.30 Reception (H306 and 3rd floor lobby)


Wednesday 21 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions I

Representation in Parliamentary Systems (H105) | Chair: Pasi Ihalainen

  • Zachris Haaparinne, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Political Agency and Representative Claims in 18th Century British Petitions’
  • Leonard van ‘t Hul, University of Amsterdam: ‘Not Dead but Buried Alive: Political Deliberation on the Rearranging of the State-Religion Interlocution in the Netherlands, 1946-2009’

Interned, Expelled, Exiled (H306) | Chair: Pertti Ahonen

  • Pavol Jakubec, University of Gothenburg: ‘Diplomacy Out-of-Place: London as s Site of European Politics, 1938-1945’
  • Marieke Oprel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: ‘Germans as Enemy Citizens’

10.30 Coffee (1st floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions II

Ethnicity, Identities and Historical Narratives (H105) | Chair: Ido de Haan

  • Zoé Grumberg, Sciences Po: ‘A Question of Narrative: Writing the History of Jewish-Communist Post-War Life in Paris in the Light of the Interwar Period and the War’
  • Ghulam Hussain, University of Bielefeld: ‘Caste Politics & Anti-Caste Dalit Assertions in Pakistan’

Nationalism and State-Building (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

  • Joonas Tammela, University of Jyväskylä: ‘The Construction of Patriotic Identities in Swedish and Finnish Local Sermons in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century’
  • Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po & Scuola Normale Superiore: ‘French Intervention and State-Building in Rome: Legal and Military Reforms in the Papal States, 1849-1864’

12.30 Lunch (Restaurant Tilia)

13.30 Parallel paper sessions III

Welfare and Social Control (H105) | Chair: Norbert Götz

  • Sandrine Mauline, University of Geneva/Haute École de santé Vaud: ‘The Rehabilitation of Administrative Inmates and Foster Children: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Victimhood in Switzerland’
  • Leon van Damme, Radboud University: ‘Looking for a New Equilibrium: A Parliamentary History of the Dutch Social Security System, 1980-2014’

Transnational socialism (H306) | Chair: Irène Herrmann

  • Teresa Malice, University of Bologna/University of Bielefeld: ‘Bottom-up across the Iron Curtain: Everyday Local Entanglements Between Italy and the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s – And Their Methodological Challenges’
  • Luciano Fazio, LUISS Guido Carli: ‘The Socialist International and Latin American in the 1980s: Its Agents and Main Actors’

15.00 Coffee (3rd floor lobby)

15.30–17.30 Keynote lectures (H320)

  • Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki: ‘Conceptual history as a transnational approach to the national welfare state’
  • Pertti Ahonen, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Forced migration, the “postwar” and transnational history in 20th century Europe’

18.00–21.00 Dinner cruise on Lake Päijänne on board S/S Suomi (1906)


Thursday 22 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions IV

Reformers and revolutionaries (H105) | Chair: Simo Mikkonen

  • Nadezda Petrusenko, Södertörn University: ‘Writing a Revolutionary Life: Representations of the Female Terrorist from the Beginning of the 20th Century within the Mythology of the Russian Revolutionary Underground’
  • Josefin Hägglund, Södertörn University: ‘Does a Political Party That Promotes Democracy Have to Be Democractic in Itself? And What Does Democracy, in This Sense, Mean?’

Postwar polities (H306) | Chair: Thomas Welskopp

  • Giacomo Canepa, Sciences Po: ‘Veterans, Social Policies and Citizenship in France and Italy after the Second World War’
  • Eirik Wig Sundvall, University of Agder: ‘Haakon Lie and the Transmission of Anti-Totalitarian Ideas to Norway, 1945-1950’

10.30 Coffee (1st floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions V

European integration (H105) | Chair: Henk te Velde

  • Jarmo Taskinen, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Between Economics, Politics and European Integration: Men of Forests and a Narrative of Europe’
  • Sara Venditti, LUISS Guido Carli: ‘European Defence and Industrial Debates: The Western European Union as an Informal Tool for European Integration during the 1980s’

Social movements in the sixties (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

  • Juho Saksholm, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Radical Freedom or Gradual Liberation? The Multi-Sitedness of Gender Debates in Finland and Sweden, ca. 1960-1969’
  • Ettore Bucci, Scuola Normale Superiore: ‘”C’est possible!” A Political and Religious History of Autogestion after May ‘68’

12.30 Lunch (Restaurant Tilia)

13.30 Practical challenges of the PhD (H306) | Chair: Ido de Haan

5-minute interventions:

  • Hagen Schulz-Forberg, How to get funded?
  • Thomas Welskopp, How to widen methodological expertise?
  • Irène Herrmann, How to network successfully?
  • Richard Vinen, How to publish and to have scholarly impact?
  • Pertti Ahonen, How to make an international career?

15.00­­–15.30 Coffee and final discussion and announcements by the Association for Political History (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

15.30­–17.30 Meeting of the APH Board (H105)

19.00–22.00 Get-together and buffet dinner