2017 Paris

The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries

Workshop Political History PhD Network
26-27 October 2017, SciencesPo Paris, France

Organisation

This two day-workshop is an initiative of the Political History PhD Network. It is organised by Alexandre Boza, Alessandro Capone, Laurent Cuvelier & Thomas Maineult (SciencesPo Paris).

Information for participants

You can download the workshop booklet (pdf) here.

Please note: you are expected to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. We advise you to book as soon as possible your room at the Jean Bart Hotel, 9 Rue Jean Bart.

There you will have the opportunity to benefit from the privileged Sciences Po flat rate (100,50€ per night, breakfast and taxes included). This also has the advantage of being very close to the workshop locations.

In case you have any food allergies, the workshop organizers would appreciate it if you could let them know.

In case you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers at phdpolhis@gmail.com

Workshop programme

You can download the programme (pdf) here.

Thursday 26 October 2017

12:30-13:00   Registration
                        Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet

13:00              Welcome

13:30-15:00   Panel I: Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po

  • Daniel Alleman (Cambridge University), Natural slavery revisited: Spanish scholastic justification of forced labor in colonial Peru
  • Jelle Bruinsma (EUI, Florence), US dollar diplomacy (1904-1920) and its British antecedents: Transnational Perspective on Public-Private Partnerships for Empire
  • Madeline Woker (Columbia University), Abolishing the impôts arabes:  the politics of taxation in colonial Algeria

Panel II: Religion, politics, and modernity

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Alexandre Boza, Sciences Po

  • Glauco Schettini (Fordham University), Redefining virtue in revolutionary Italy, 1796-1799
  • Chloé Lacoste (Paris IV), Republicans, church and state: Public funerals and the confrontation for control over the Irish masses, 1861-1915
  • Serena Presti Danisi (Padua University), The men of the revolution: The Roman Republic of 1849 and the development of a new democratic elite

15:10-15:30    Coffee break

15:30-17:00    Panel III: New perspectives in history of international relations

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Thomas Maineult, Sciences Po

  • Francesco Caprioli (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), The two side of the coin: Remapping the Habsburg’s political frontiers in the West Mediterranean through the Spanish diplomacy
  • Edoardo Angione (Roma Tre University), Knowing the “Enemy”: news transmission and Ottoman policies under Paul V (1605-1621)
  • Carlos Antolín Rejón (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), Cultural nation and dynastic identity. The public image of Filiberto of Savoy (1588-1624)

Panel IV: Politics and practices of social control

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Laurent Cuvelier, Sciences Po

  • Stefano Poggi (EUI, Florence), Personal identification in practice: A micro-history of the security cards in the Napoleonic Vicenza (1805-1809)
  • Erik de Lange (Utrecht University), What lies beyond the Conference: Barbary ‘piracy’ and the limits of internationalism, 1816-1823
  • Wouter Klem (Utrecht University), Between national politics and transnational action: Joint police efforts against the anarchist conspiracy, 1881-1914

17:00-17:15    Break

17:15-18:15    Keynote Conference (Michele Di Donato)

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet

 

Friday 27 October 2017

9:30-10:00      Welcome

10:00-11:00    Panel I: Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po

  • Betto van Waarden (UC Louvain), Politics in Public: The transnational conflict between British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain and German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow and the new relation between politics and the mass press around 1900
  • Remzi Çağatay Çakırlar (Leiden University-EHESS), Édouard Herriot: A radical republican between French Third republic and Turkish republic

Panel II: Religion, politics, and modernity

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Alexandre Boza, Sciences Po

  • Stefan Trajković Filipović (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen), “It is not a church, but a watchtower. As long as it stands, Montenegrin people will live in discontent.” Religion and politics in contemporary Montenegro
  • Taylor Cade West (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), The eclipse of the eternal: A revaluation of Evangelicalism’s politics and the function of religion in Cold War America

11:00-11:15    Break

11:15-12:15    Panel III: New perspectives in history of international relations

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Thomas Maineult, Sciences Po

  • Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv University), Early environmentalism and diplomacy at the birth of modern International law: the League of Nations, 1919-1939
  • Michele D’Angelo (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid-Univ. de Toulouse), A good deal. Social conflicts repression as base of Franco-Spanish diplomatic relationships (1950s –1960s)

                        Panel IV: Politics and practices of social control

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Laurent Cuvelier, Sciences Po

  • Nicola Baković (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen), “Following the revolution’s trails”. Ritualised representations of Yugoslav territory during Socialism
  • Ademir Uygar (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Does bureaucracy ensure “rule of law” or “rule of bureaucrats”? A critique of modern bureaucracy in the nineteenth-century Ottoman empire

12:15-13:30    Lunch (salle Jean Monnet)

13:45-15:15    Plenary discussion: future and development of the PHPN

Call for Papers

You can download the Call for Papers here.