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Call For Papers

Travelling Matters: Rereading, Reshaping, Reusing Objects Across The Mediterranean

Haifa, 8 September 2022
Deadline: April 10, 2022

The Watchful Society: Sexuality, Society, and Vigilance in East-Central and Southeast Europe, 1945–1989

Fischbachau, 17–20 November 2022 
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Kritik der Relationen // aus medienanthropologischer Perspektive

Weimar, 12–14 May 2022 
Deadline: April 21, 2022

Amsterdam as Haven for Religious Refugees in the Early Modern Period

Amsterdam, 11–12 November 2022
Deadline: April 22, 2022

The Queen’s Resources: the lands, revenues, networks, and economic power of premodern royal women

Winchester, 04–06 September 2022
Deadline: April 25, 2022

Courtesy of the Donor: Economic, Political and Social Aspects of Gifts and Endowments to Museums in the 19th Century

Berlin, 29–30 September 2022 
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Microhistories of Socialism and Postsocialism

Pula, 24–27 August 2022 
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

The Hague, 29.06.2022–01.07.2022
Deadline: May 31, 2022

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Besides taking care of our monthly newsletter, next month will also see us busy organizing a new workshop for Ph.D. candidates and young researchers in political history. We encourage anyone that wants to take part in and help to develop the potentialities of our network, to get in touch here: phdpolhis@gmail.com 

PhD Course Announcement: Summer School in Global History

Global History today forms a vibrant field of research. It explores how societies in different parts of the world were shaped by global entanglements and reveals that globalization is by no means a new phenomenon but has a history that goes well back until the Early Modern period. It involves historical processes such as European expansion and imperialism on the one hand, but also the ways European societies have been influenced by influx of ideas, raw materials, plants, animals and peoples from other continents. Theoretically, the field has been recently enriched by conceptualizations of for example the Anthropocene or the planetary perspective. To put it short, global history argues that we cannot understand the birth of our contemporary world without historically examining transregional interaction.

Aimed at PhD Candidates at any stage of their research, the 2022 Summer School in Global History is organized by a network of established scholars from the fields of global, imperial and transnational history as well as area studies coming from six leading European research universities (Aarhus, Bern, King’s College London, Oslo, Paris and Tübingen). It will focus on the theme of Transformative Connectivity, i.e. on the transformations that global entanglements provoked in different societies across the globe on the one hand and the ways actors and institutions which established these entanglements were in turn shaped by such processes of globalization.

Key information:

Dates: 08 June 2022 – 11 June 2022

Location: Sandbjerg Gods Sandbjergvej 102, Sønderborg

For more information on the course and how to apply: https://phdcourses.dk/Course/90538

Save the date – Political History Today: Exploring New Themes

International conference

Political history today: exploring new themes

23 – 24 June 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Five years after successfully taking stock of the “State of the Art in the History of Politics” (The Hague, 2017), this summer, the Association for Political History  (APH) and the Dutch national Research School Political History.  (RSPH/OPG) organize a two-day follow-up conference in Amsterdam to revisit the field and explore new themes in the history of politics.

For one, we urge all historians in the field to join us in a reflection on the concepts, methods, and sources for political history. What is it that we do when we study political history? This reflection will be triggered by three internationally reputed speakers and related roundtables. Confirmed speakers are Hedwig Richter (Universität des Bundeswehr München) and Lucy Riall (European University Institute Florence) and Judith Pollmann (Universiteit Leiden). Next to that, we aim to highlight new and urgent themes that have been introduced to the field over the last couple of years. The conference will stage these new themes in eight panels.

We aim for a conference with a variety of sessions, not just in terms of content, but also in format including roundtables, keynote lectures, posters, laboratories and panels on new themes in political history.

Our conference venue is the Trippenhuis, home of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, in Amsterdam city centre.

Call for Proposal for Posters (RMA students and PhD candidates) – Political History Today: Exploring New Themes

One week left to submit your proposal for posters for the international conference, ‘Political History Today: Exploring New Themes’.

Five years after successfully taking stock of the “State of the Art in the History of Politics” (The Hague, 2017), next Summer, the Association for Political History (APH) and the Dutch national Research School Political History (RSPH/OPG) organize a two-day follow-up conference in Amsterdam to revisit the field and explore new themes in the history of politics.

Aims of the conference

For one, we urge all historians in the field to join us in a reflection on the concepts, methods, and sources for political history. What is it that we do when we study political history? What is the timeframe and the spatial dimension of histories of the political? What theories, concepts, and examples from the subdisciplines of history, the social and other sciences help us explain continuity and change in political history? How do old and new methods of inquiry and older and newer types of sources affect our work? What changes do we see in the fields of collaboration, funding and publishing our research? How will articles and books relate to newer forms, such as websites, podcasts, blogs, documentaries, and even plays or movies? This reflection will be triggered by three internationally reputed speakers and related roundtables.

Next to that, we aim to highlight new and urgent themes that have been introduced to the field over the last couple of years. These include new perspectives on the histories of decolonization, as well as the rise of the global in Cold War studies. Research projects on global activism, on climate change and the environment, poverty, or migration, and its impact on local, regional, national, and international politics seem to beg for attention too. In addition, as a last example, histories of democracy, freedom, and parliamentarianism have certainly tried to help us understand, and maybe even overcome, the challenges of populism and authoritarian leadership. In other words, what do we have to contribute, not only to the academic debate on things political, but also to the political issues of our time and how can we try to impact todays, and tomorrows, crucial societal debates. The conference will stage these new themes in eight panels.

Call for Posters

As part of the conference, Research Master students and PhD candidates have the opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback on their work. The format we suggest is to make a poster presentation which can be discussed during the conference with (international) experts. If you are interested to present your work on a poster, please submit your proposal to the organizing committee of the conference, with your name, email, institutional affiliation, and description of your research topic in 50-100 words.

Please note that we will organize the conference in line with Dutch corona regulations.

You can direct your questions and send your proposals to: bureau@onderzoekschoolpolitiekegeschiedenis.nl

Deadline: 1 April 2022

Organizing committee:

Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder (chair), Dr. Marijke van Faassen, Prof. Dr.  Ido de Haan, Dr. Carla Hoetink, Dr. Margit van der Steen, Prof. Dr. Henk te Velde.

New: Call for Papers

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Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century US History

London, 03–04 July 2022
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Prevenzione e repressione del brigantaggio: teorie, norme, pratiche

Teramo, Italy, 23–25 November 2022
Deadline: 4 April 2022

Travelling Matters: Rereading, Reshaping, Reusing Objects Across The Mediterranean

Haifa, 8 September 2022
Deadline: 10 April 2022

The Watchful Society: Sexuality, Society, and Vigilance in East-Central and Southeast Europe, 1945–1989

Fischbachau, Bayern, 17–20 November 2022 
Deadline: 15 April 2022

Amsterdam as Haven for Religious Refugees in the Early Modern Period

Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Ritman Research Institute
Amsterdam, 11–12 November 2022
Deadline: 22 April 2022

Microhistories of Socialism and Postsocialism

University of Pula
Pula, 24–27 August 2022 
Deadline: 15 May 2022

Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
The Hague, 29.06.2022–01.07.2022
Deadline: 31 May 2022

Call for Editors
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We are finding new editors!
We push for anyone that wants to take part in and help to develop the potentialities of our network. Besides taking care of our monthly newsletter, next months will also see us busy organizing a new workshop for Ph.D. candidates and young researchers in political history.

If you are interested, send an email to phdpolhis@gmail.com 

Call for Panels – Political History Today: Exploring New Themes.

Just one week left to submit your proposal for panels on new and urgent themes in political history.

Five years after successfully taking stock of the “State of the Art in the History of Politics” (The Hague, 2017), next Summer, the Association for Political History (APH) and the Dutch national Research School Political History (RSPH/OPG) organize a two-day follow-up conference in Amsterdam to revisit the field and explore new themes in the history of politics.

Aims

For one, we urge all historians in the field to join us in a reflection on the concepts, methods, and sources for political history. What is it that we do when we study political history? What is the timeframe and the spatial dimension of histories of the political? What theories, concepts, and examples from the subdisciplines of history, the social and other sciences help us explain continuity and change in political history? How do old and new methods of inquiry and older and newer types of sources affect our work? What changes do we see in the fields of collaboration, funding and publishing our research? How will articles and books relate to newer forms, such as websites, podcasts, blogs, documentaries, and even plays or movies? This reflection will be triggered by three internationally reputed speakers and related roundtables.

Next to that, we aim to highlight new and urgent themes that have been introduced to the field over the last couple of years. These include new perspectives on the histories of decolonization, as well as the rise of the global in Cold War studies. Research projects on global activism, on climate change and the environment, poverty, or migration, and its impact on local, regional, national, and international politics seem to beg for attention too. In addition, as a last example, histories of democracy, freedom, and parliamentarianism have certainly tried to help us understand, and maybe even overcome, the challenges of populism and authoritarian leadership. In other words, what do we have to contribute, not only to the academic debate on things political, but also to the political issues of our time and how can we try to impact todays, and tomorrows, crucial societal debates. The conference will stage these new themes in eight panels.

Call for Panels

We invite proposals for panels that discuss new and urgent themes in the history of the political. These can be either proposals for a single panel of two hours (3-4 panelists), or a pair of interconnected panels (6-8 panelists). Each panel has a chair and a commentator.

Proposals for sessions contain:

  • Description of the topic, main puzzle, and its relevance for the study of political history (maximum 500 words);
  • A list of proposed panelists (preferably a mix of junior (graduate, PhD) and more advanced scholars), a short biographical note on each of them, and a brief description of their papers;
  • The name of both the chair and the commentator and their affiliation.

Please note that we will organize the conference in line with Dutch corona regulations.

You can direct your questions and send your proposals to: bureau@onderzoekschoolpolitiekegeschiedenis.nl

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Organizing committee:

Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder (chair), Dr. Marijke van Faassen, Prof. Dr.  Ido de Haan, Dr. Carla Hoetink, Dr. Margit van der Steen, Prof. Dr. Henk te Velde.

New: Call For Papers

Would you like to receive monthly updates of forthcoming conferences and anything else of interest to the political history community? If so, please subscribe to the Political History PhD network here.

Oral History of the Borderlands

Centrum Historii Zajezdnia, Wrocław, 7–8 June 2022
Deadline: 13 February 2022

New Researchers in Maritime History 2022

Chatham Dockyard, 8–9 April 2022
Deadline: 25 February 2022

Unpacking the Bloc: Circulation of Knowledge, Resources, and Practices In Eastern Europe and Beyond

Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, 22–23 April 2022
Deadline: 1 March 2022

Beyond The Truth: Misinformation and Credibility in Early Modern Diplomacy.
Splendid Encounters X. Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Early Modern World

 European University Institute, Florence, 12–14 October 2022
Deadline: 11 March 2022

CfP for the second session of the SISSCO (Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea) Research Seminar “Italy and the Post-colonial world: Cooperation and Mobility between decolonization and the Cold-War (1960-1989)”

The seminar Italy and its former colonies: Cooperation, mobility, continuities, and criticism will take place at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

Cagliari, 16–18 June 2022
Deadline: 13 March 2022

Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century US History

London, 03–04 July 2022
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Experiencing Poverty in the “Affluent Society”: Western Europe and North America in Comparative Perspective

Leibniz Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, 15–16 June 2022
Deadline: 4 April 2022

Prevenzione e repressione del brigantaggio: teorie, norme, pratiche

Teramo, Italy, 23–25 November 2022
Deadline: 4 April 2022