This page contains the Call for Papers, Conferences and Job Opportunities from the Political History PhD Newsletter.

The newsletter is a joint effort: we very much welcome news of your recently published articles or books, and forthcoming conferences or anything else of interest for the political history community.

The newsletter is currently edited by Francesco Caprioli (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Valentina Oldrati (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) and Alexander Collin (University of Amsterdam).

Upcoming events

‘Napoleon as a European’: Annual Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture
Professor Mike Broers (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), ‘Napoleon as a European: a Certain Idea of France and Europe’
The Society for the Study of French History / Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
11 January 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Languages, Discourses and Practices Beyond the Vote: New Perspectives on Politicisation in the Nineteenth Century
Complutense University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain
13-14 January 2021

Association for Political History: PhD Nordic Webinar
Universities of Aarhus, Jyväskylä and Södertörn
Denmark, Sweden, Finland
12 February 2021
Deadline for registration: 5 February 2021

Call for Papers

Britain and the World Conference 2021
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, UK
16-18 June 2021
Deadline: 8 January 2021

Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe
25-26 June 2021
Deadline: 14 January 2021

Scandals and Silences
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada
29-31 March 2021
Deadline: 15 January 2021

Women’s Labour Activism in Eastern Europe and Beyond, 19th and 20th Centuries
Central European University
Vienna, Austria
14-15 October 2021
Deadline: 20 January 2021

Civil Wars in History
The Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin and the Society for the History of War
Dublin, Ireland
10-11 September 2021
Deadline: 10 February 2021

Humanitarian Mobilization in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century
Doina Anca Cretu, Michal Frankl, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic
23 June 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Berkeley, US
18-21 October 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021

Crossing the Lines between Marxism and Christianity in the 20th Century East-Central Europe
Science and Research Centre Koper
Koper, Slovenia
15-16 April 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021

Modern Revolutions and the Idea of Europe
University of the Peloponnese
Athens, Greece
9-12 September 2021
Deadline: 28 February 2021

Frontiers of Humanity and Beyond: Towards new critical understandings of border
CHAM – Centre for the Humanities of NOVA
Lisboa, Portugal
21-23 July 2021
Deadline: 28 February 2021

Building the medieval diocese. Strategies, agents and instruments
Universidad de Burgos
Burgos, Spain
22-24 September 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021

Nineteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Complutense University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain
30 June – 2 July 2021
Deadline: 30 March 2021

Treason: a Conceptual and Comparative History
23-24 September 2021
Deadline: 31 March 2021

‘Race’, Law and Group Identity in Medieval Europe
Nicolaus Copernicus University of Turun 
Turun, Poland
6-7 September 2021
Deadline: 2 April 2021

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism
The Warburg Institute 
London, UK
3 September 2021
Deadline: 16 April 2021

Call for Articles

2022-23 theme issues
Revue des politiques sociales et familiales (RPSF)
Deadline: 15 January 2021

Central and Eastern European Academia in Transition: The 1990s between Westernisation and Traditionalism
Studia Historiae Scientiarum
Deadline: 20 January 2021

Displaying Violence
Austrian Journal of Historical Studies (OeZG)
Deadline: 15 March 2021

The Russian Orthodox Church after the post-soviet transition
Religions journal
Deadline: 1 October 2021

Old and New Insights on the History of Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Balkans
Balkan History Association
Deadline: 15 October 2021


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2021
Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 11 January 2021

Scholarships “Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies”
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 12 January 2021

AHRC Studentships for Doctoral Researchers in the Arts and Humanities
Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership
Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham – United Kingdom
Deadline: 13 January 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Age of Jefferson (1776-1860)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, US
Deadline: 15 January 2021

AHRC Studentships for Doctoral Researchers in the Arts and Humanities
Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership
Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham – United Kingdom
Deadline: 13 January 2021

Fellowships 2021/2022 “Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI)”
Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien
Wien, Austria
Deadline: 17 January 2021

Fondazione 1563
Turin, Italy
Deadline: 15 February 2021

PhD positions

PhD scholarships – “Borders, Democracy and Security”
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: 15 January 2020

4 University Assistants (“prae doc”)
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Deadline: 31 January 2021

Post doc & teaching positions

University Lectureship in Postcolonial Hispanophone and Francophone Studies
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Deadline: 8 January 2021

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the History of Colonialism in Latin America
University of Bristol 
Bristol  United Kingdom
Deadline: 10 January 2021

HUMAN+ Postdoctoral Fellowships
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Assistant Professor in Political History and/or Digital History
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark
Deadline: 15 February 2020

Post-doctoral position in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with a focus on Holocaust history and memory in the Balkans
Uppsala University, Hugo Valentin Centre
Uppsala, Sweden
Deadline: 3 March 2021

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Era Studies
McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution
New York, US
Deadline: 30 June 2021