International APH Conference | 2020 | Call for Papers

Layers and Connections of the Political

11-13 June 2020 | Luiss-Guido Carli University, Rome

This conference has been cancelled due to the circumstances regarding Covid-19.

The Association for Political History warmly thanks the numerous scholars who have participated in the call for panels for the APH 2020 Conference “Layers and Connections of the Political” (11-13 June 2020 – LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome).

Call for Papers

The APH has been contacted by several young scholars asking for the possibility to deliver individual papers. In order to meet these demands, one more session has been added to the Conference, and the deadline for individual applications has been extended to March 31st. This call for papers is open to PhD students and scholars who have completed their PhD within the past five years. Applicants from all countries are welcome.

This session integrates the APH 2020 Conference “Layers and Connections of the Political” and is intended to offer young scholars the opportunity for interdisciplinary cross-fertilization with their peers and with senior scholars attending the APH 2020 conference. Proposals should consider, in a historical perspective, examples of how the multiple layers of the political have connected and interacted with each other during the last three centuries. The call is open to young scholars from all sub-disciplines of history who are interested in presenting scholarly papers on politics. Candidates from the disciplines of political sciences, sociology, psychology and philosophy are also welcome.


Proposals must be sent by the 31st of March 2020 to the email address of the APH 2020 Organization Committee ( and must include:

  • an abstract (200 words)
  • a short biographic note (100 words)

Proposals will be selected by mid-April 2020 and participation must be confirmed by April 30.

Conference fee

The individual participation fee is 50 euros for PhD students and young scholars belonging to departments attached to the Association for Political History, 100 euros for scholars who hold a PhD and do not belong to departments attached to the APH. The fee is to be paid via credit card to the LUISS School of Government and covers the participation in the conference, the social dinner on June 11 and the lunch on June 12. It does not include the accommodation, for which participants must provide autonomously.