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), Alexander Collin (University of Amsterdam) and Mariagloria Tumminelli (University of Pavia).


Comparing Parliaments, Novels, and Newspapers
The Text Mining Parliamentary Data Seminar
Umeå University, Sweden
2 September 2021, 17.00-19.00
Moderator: Jo Guldi (Southern Methodist University)
Meeting link:

From the representation of estates to the representation of the nation: The state of the art
University of Jyväskylä, Academy of Finland
4 November 2021, 12.00-13.15 (Europe/Helsinki UTC200)
Registration: Prof. Pasi Ihalainen,

Call for Papers

16th Graduate Seminar on Modern China
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
6-7 January 2022
Deadline: 16 August 2021

The British Legal History Conference 
Queen’s University, Belfast
6-9 July 2022
Deadline: 30 August 2021

Towards a Global Intellectual History of an Unequal World, 1945-Today
Aarhus University
10-11 June 2022
Deadline: 31 August 2021

Early Modern Freedom of Speech
University of Amsterdam
25-26 November 2022
Deadline: 31 August 2021

Languages of Diplomacy in the Eighteenth-Century World
German Historical Institute, Moscow
13-14 January 2022
Deadline: 15 September 2021

Verlorener Gründungsmoment – Die Erfurter Union als Ort einer friedlichen Staatswerdung?
University of Jena
27 February-1 March 2023
Deadline: 30 September 2021

Reimagining Citizenship in Post-War Europe
University of Glasgow & George Mason University
TBC 2022
Deadline: 4 October 2021

Problems in British Labour 1945-1970
University of East Anglia
TBC 2022
Deadline: 1 November 2021

Call for Articles, Book Chapters, Contributions

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Weltsystemtheorie zum Verständnis globaler Ungleichheiten
Deadline: 24 August 2021

Militärmedizin und der Staat (1660−1830)
University of Graz
Deadline: 31 August 2021

Presidents and Place in Modern American History
University of Coventry
Deadline: 31 August 2021

Legal History of Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, and European Union
Contributions to Austrian Legal History
Deadline: 1 September 2021

“Recovering Moderation” – Special issue of The European Legacy
The European Legacy
Deadline: 30 September 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

Job opportunities & fellowships

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Cambridge
Deadline: 23 August 2021

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
University of Pennsylvania, Wolf Humanities Center
Deadline: 15 October 2021

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities and Jewish Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel Scholion Center
Deadline: 9 September 2021

Long-term Fellows
German Historical Institute
Washington D.C.
Deadline: 1 December 2021