Workshops

Identities and Politics throughout History

17-18 October 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Application Deadline: 30 June 2019 (extended)

Identities are powerful drives in human history. They build the understanding of the world of all human actors, and inevitably affect their actions. Both collective and individual identities are – now as ever – key features of all political activities. The creation and the control of identities are at the heart of all power relations, and as such they have been deeply investigated by human sciences. Indeed, political historians encounter the performative power of identities in most of their research. Nevertheless, they rarely find spaces to debate on identity issues and the tools needed to understand them. The main goal of the Florentine session of the 5th Workshop of the Political History PhD Network is to provide such space.

Political in Political History – Meaning and Understanding of Politics

17–19 June 2019, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The first session of the fifth annual workshop of the Political History PhD Network took place at the University of Jyväskylä on 17-19 June 2019. Concentrating on the theme of what is ‘political’ in political history, this workshop questioned if and to what extent ‘political’ can be understood in wider terms than merely through parties and parliament. The workshop did indeed demonstrate the wide diversity of perspectives that our field can have towards the political sphere, as young scholars from all over Europe and the world demonstrated their expertise in a variety of subjects related to political history.

This three-day workshop was organized by Zachris Haaparinne, Risto-Matti Matero, Jari Parkkinen, Juho Saksholm, and Joonas Tammela (University of Jyväskylä). You can read the full workshop report here.

Previous workshops

Political in Political History – Meaning and Understanding of Politics
17–19 June 2019, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Workshop programme | Workshop report | Workshop website
Organisation: Zachris Haaparinne, Risto-Matti Matero, Jari Parkkinen, Juho Saksholm & Joonas Tammela

The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History
25-26 October 2018, Leiden University, the Netherlands
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Organisation: Remzi Çağatay Çakırlar, Wouter Klem, Erik de Lange & Lauren Lauret

The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries
26-27 October 2017, Sciences Po Paris
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Organisation: Alexandre Boza, Alessandro Capone, Laurent Cuvelier & Thomas Maineult 

Rethinking Continuity and Change in Early Modern and Modern Political History
16-17 December 2016, Warwick University, UK
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Organisation: Alessandro Capone, Thomas Maineult, Frederik Frank Sterkenburgh & Anne Petterson

Understanding Political History in and beyond the Nation State
22-23 October 2015, Leiden University, the Netherlands
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Organisation: Elisabeth Dieterman, Anne Heyer & Anne Petterson