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Political History PhD Network | Workshop 2017 Report

The Changing Frontiers of Political History,16th-20th Centuries

Workshop Political History PhD Network
26-27 October 2017, Sciences-Po Paris, France


This two day-workshop is an initiative of the Political History PhD Network. It was organised by Alexandre Boza, Alessandro Capone, Laurent Cuvelier & Thomas Maineult (Sciences Po Paris).

Workshop report

by Alexandre Boza & Laurent Cuvelier

The third workshop of the International Political History PhD Network was hosted by Sciences Po Paris, on 26-27 October 2017. Federating under the headline « The Changing Frontier of Political History », around twenty PhD Students from several European countries (Italy, Spain, The Netherland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom…) and from United States, gathered to present their research. As defined in previous workshops’ organization, each paper was discussed within small groups of high expertise within their respective fields. Joint sessions were held for those study endeavours that bridged two of the panels, thus ensuring comprehensive feedback from the audience. Papers were distributed beforehand, and after brief presentations followed from an assigned commentator, collective feedback opened fruitful discussions. Contributors were grouped into four panels (Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective; Religion, politics, and modernity ; New perspectives in history of international relations ; Politics and practices of social control).

The first panel focused on the importance of Imperial studies for the renewal of political history. It emphasized the methodological influence of cultural history, especially the studies of controversies and discourses linked to specific social and political contexts. It also implied different extra-European contexts such as the first Spanish-Empire or the 19th Century French Empire.

Daniel Alleman (Cambridge University) analysed controversies between Spanish jurists about forced native labor in colonial Peru. Studying those debates, he has shown the connections between Spanish scholastic thought, more practically oriented treatises on the government of the New World, and the broader discourse of empire in early modern Spain.

Madeline Woker (Columbia University) presented her research about politics of taxation in colonial contexts. She focused mainly on colonial Algeria at the beginning of the 20th century, and has traced the debates that led to the abolition of the impôt arabe in 1918. In her paper and presentation, she underlined how taxation crucially shaped the way colonial rule was experienced by all members of colonial society.

Betto van Waarden (UC Louvain) studies how Belgian, British, and German political leaders interacted with the press during its expansion to a ‘mass’ phenomenon between 1880 and 1914. During the conference, he has developed a case study about the 1901-2 verbal conflict between British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain and German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow. This conflict has been shaped by the communication of both politicians and has contributed to the emergence of a transnational public sphere. Van Waarden’s study of their communication shows how they understood the importance of publicity and visibility to shape their political careers and their celebrity.

Remzi Çağatay Çakırlar (Leiden University-EHESS) focused on the role of French Radical politician Édouard Herriot in the relationship between France and the Young Turk movement in Turkey, both with its Unionist and Kemalist guise. Based on extensive archival research conducted in Leiden, Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Carcassonne, and Istanbul, the paper demonstrates that Herriot’s relations with the Young Turks, in the time period from the 1908 Revolution to Atatürk’s death in 1938, were bilateral and frequent. His influence were crucial and can be seen through the ideological foundation of the Kemalist State. Thus, Republicanism and Laïcism are two of the Six Arrows who were added to Turkish Constitution in 1937.

Panel II drew the audience interest on the renewal of religious dimension in modern politics history. Speakers presented several perspectives on this general through diverse topics.

Chloé Lacoste (Université Paris IV) presented her ongoing inquiry on public funerals Northern Ireland in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. She focused on the way Fenians used public funerals and memorials to build up both their political and cultural identity. She wondered if catholicism was a way to nationalism a path to catholicism, and explained how catholicism has challenged and transformed the former Irish republican nationalism. Doing so she emphasized the importance of “role models” as narrative for such a construction and of monuments locations as milestones for identity building.

Serena Presti Danisi (Padua University) has proposed the first results of her prosopography on the first Roman Constituent Assembly of 1849. Elected through universal suffrage, these representatives expressed the liberal movements of the late 1840s, merging liberalism and elitism in a clientelistic way. Roman deputies appeared to have an important former political culture through local and european networking as most of them were already second rank actors in administration and economy.

Stefan Trajkovic Filipovic (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen) presented a study of the relation between belief and space through the media coverage of recent political uses of Mount Rumija. The building of a church dedicated to St Vladimir’s millennium cult raised harsh opposition between Serbian nationalism supported by Serbian orthodox church in Montenegro and Montenegrin nationalism. Articulating local, federal and european scales, S. T. Filipovic showed by this example how the geographical issue of the interface became symbolic frontier for political identities.

Panel III was focused on new perspectives in International relations. Speakers examined this issue following different perspectives and adopting original methodological approaches.

Francesco Caprioli (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid) has studied the Spanish diplomacy during the first third of the 16th century in Maghreb and in Italy as a system to preserve Spanish influence in the Mediterranean. He has focused on both the decision-making circles of the royal court in Madrid and the go-betweens employed with the Berber dynasties as well as with the Italian Renaissance families.

Edoardo Angione (Roma Tre University) has presented his work on information channels used by the papal State under Paul V’s pontificate. He analysed three of them: diplomacy, independent informants and clergymen to underline how the needs and local contexts of informants have shaped international relations between Rome and the Ottoman Empire.

Carlos Antolín Rejón (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid) focused on Prince Filiberto of Savoy (1588-1624) and his public image, using iconic representations and portraits. Between the image of a Habsburg-Savoy Prince or an Italian-Spanish one, the study of material aspects (his clothes for example) shows the progressive “hispanisation” of Fliliberto’s public image even if the Savoy identity were never left completely.

Michele D’Angelo (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid-Univ. de Toulouse) has shown how France and Spain established and consolidated, between 1950s and 1960s, diplomatic relationship throughout the control and repression of their foreign citizens. He underlined the new cooperative relations through different issues such as the control of anti-francoist activists or the Algerian Independent War. In that process, Spanish diplomats have taken a key part to avoid the politization of Spanish workers in France.

Finally, panel IV focused on the practices of social control. It underlined the importance of administrative connection and transfers across state borders and among the local, the national and the European scale. It also has shown how material approaches of political practices and specific case studies are still fruitful methodological perspectives.

Stefano Poggi (EUI, Florence) has developed a specific case study from his research focusing on the techniques of identification in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy. With his case about Security Cards in the Napoleonic Vicenza (1805-1809), he has underlined the potential of a micro perspective in the identification studies, especially to study how the local society reacted to new practices of social control.

Erik de Lange (Utrecht University) studies the European fight against piracy and privateering during the first part of the 19th century. During this workshop he focused on European policies and efforts against ‘Barbary piracy’. After the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1818, European tried to address concerted communications to the Ottoman Porte. Moreover, France and England organised a joint expedition to Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. The different reaction and opposition of the Barbary Regencies shows the limits of inter-imperial practices of security and the problematic application of the ‘piracy’ label.

Wouter Klem (Utrecht University) has presented his research focusing on the European campaign against anarchist terrorism and the importance of transnational networks of police. He has shown how the anarchist threat catalyzed police experts to engage in a transnational epistemic network, to exchange and readapt different kind of police practices (such as the anthropometric measurements developed by Alphonse Bertillon).

In his paper and presentation, Nicola Baković (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen) has focused on the methodological aspects of his research. The later is about marches in Soviet Yugoslavia, which has shaped the representations of Yugoslav Territory during the Socialist period. He has developed a methodological approach linked to the process of “place making” (geographical locations, material structures, human agencies…) and the concept of “routinisation”. This approach has let him to emphasize how local actors, non-political aims and economical factors were important for the success of those marches.

Uygar Aydemir (Sabanci University, Istanbul) has presented his work about a political treatise written by Mahmud Nedim Pasha during the 19th century. He developed Mahmud Nedim’s criticism of modern Ottoman bureaucracy and has tried to link Nedim’s perspective with the critique of bureaucracy in Eastern and Central Europe during the 19th century.

As a complement to the organization in panels, coffees and diner in the sideline of the workshop offered occasion to deepen discussions and establish personal contacts over coffee or dinner, eventually to discover french gastronomie.

The presence of scholars from so diverse countries allowed challenging discussions over topics and strong attention to methodological issues. Alongside with the good quality of most presentations, this seems to indicate that the Network is attracting a growing attention, starting being recognized as a valuable scientific experience. The conference programme was further complemented by a keynote discussion on Thursday evening where Michele Di Donato, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for History of Sciences Po, reflected on the challenges of applying for a post-doc position through transnational study of contemporary communists networks. The discussion was appreciated for focusing on the innovating processes in young researchers fundings projects.

On Friday 27th, Marc Lazar, chair of the Association for Political History, addressed the relationship between the PHPN and the APH, insisting on the strengthening of proximity between the two networks. The discussion highlighted the opportunity for PHD to join the APH and get involved in the three next steps : the 2018 APH Conference in Paris, the 2018 PHPN Workshop in Leiden. The discussion moved on to making explicit the Association’s concern for PhD students’ formation and job opportunities. Marc Lazar insisted on the forthcoming Political History job market initiated by the APH and on the importance for the APH website to contribute to turn into a place for “community building”.

International PhD Conference | 2017

Fifth International APH PhD Conference | 20-22 June 2017 | Jyväskylä, Finland

On 20-22 June 2017 the Fifth International PhD Conference in Political History took place in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The conference was preceded on 18–20 June 2017 by the workshop “Parliaments, the Executive and Foreign Policy in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives”, organised by the Academy of Finland Project Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914–2014 as its final conference.

Conference report

by Juho Saksholm, Jarmo Taskinen & Pasi Ihalainen

After last year’s conference at Aarhus University, Denmark, The 5th Annual PhD Conference of the Association for Political History was hosted by the Department of History and Ethnology of University of Jyväskylä in Central Finland. Over 40 PhD students and senior members from 19 different universities from all over Europe participated in lively discussions on subjects such as parliamentary representation, state-building, ethnicity, welfare, and social control. The sessions focused on commenting the papers presented by PhD students, thus providing a unique opportunity for receiving comments and feedback from an international panel of experts on political history.

Participants of the 5th APH International PhD Conference on the stairs of Historica, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on 22 June 2017. Photo by Ville Häkkinen.

Several APH Board members contributed to the preceding workshop on parliaments, the executive and foreign policy in long-term European history as speakers and/or commentators. The workshop was organised by the Academy of Finland Project “Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914-2014” which also funded the travels of the participants. Helander Foundation and Wihuri Foundation also kindly provided complementary funding for the APH Conference. The conference was organised by Prof. Pasi Ihalainen in cooperation with a team of doctoral students and postdoc researchers who have previously attended APH Conferences or work in his project: Zachris Haaparinne, Dr. Antero Holmila, Dr. Teemu Häkkinen, Ville Häkkinen, Dr. Miina Kaarkoski, Elina Kauppinen, Jukka Nissinen, Juho Saksholm, and Jarmo Taskinen.

A roundtable debate, entitled Methods for analysing institutions, action and discourse in political history opened the conference. First, Prof. Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus university) introduced a methodological volume to be published by Palgrave, entitled Political History in the 21st Century. Schulz-Forberg described the collection as “an identity card of the organization” and of new political history in general. Then Taina Saarinen from the Centre of Applied Language Studies (University of Jyväskylä) and Prof. Pasi Ihalainen (University of Jyväskylä) introduced methodological tools and theoretical concepts borrowed from discourse studies, such as multi-sitedness and nexus, that are also applicable to the study of political history from the point of view of discourse. Prof. Henk te Velde (University of Leiden) emphasized the role of the cultural and linguistic in political history. According to him, political history as such is not a method but should rather tolerate a wide array of methodological approaches rising from different understandings of the concept of political. Prof. Richard Vinen (King’s College London), a self-described “naive UK empiricist”, used an intriguing example from the Thatcher Foundation Archives to exemplify the material connotations of archival research. The example also poignantly demonstrated the problem of authorship in modern political documents and discourses.

Prof. Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), a commentator of the roundtable, reflected the earlier discussion by offering additional definitions of multi-sitedness as a temporal and sometimes simultaneous phenomena. Prof. Kettunen also emphasized the performative aspects offered by anthropological theory as an example for new endeavours for political historians, as well as the need to study both the discursive and non-discursive elements of politics side by side. Prof. Pasi Ihalainen agreed, pointing out that the study of performative aspects, for instance, is limited by available sources but deserves attention whenever information on them is available. Furthermore, institutions are also constantly constructed, maintained and potentially redefined through discourse. Prof. Schulz-Forberg proposed the fundamental question whether going into an archive should be considered a method, which provoked an intensive debate. Prof. te Velde underlined the importance of this question: the archive does shape your study and is thus an essential context that every scholar should reflect as part of research. Prof. Mark Gilbert (Johns Hopkins Bologna) for his part emphasized the importance of “random incidents” as potentially important part of studying historical sources. Prof. Kettunen reflected further on Gilbert’s comments by suggesting that archives are indeed traces of past actions, and suggested that sometimes interpretations may miss the essence of these past actions. In his comment, Prof. Marc Lazar (Sciences Po, Paris) emphasized the analyses of actions, as they are central for politics.

After the roundtable, participating PhD students and senior scholars proceeded to discussions in parallel sessions, with each session consisting of two presentations by students, followed by comments first by another student, then a senior scholar and finally by the other members of the session. These sessions were titled Representation in parliamentary systems; Interned, expelled, exiled; Nationalism and state building; Ethnicity, identities and historical narratives; Welfare and social control; Transnational socialism; Reformers and revolutionaries; Postwar polities; European integration; and Social movements in the sixties.These titles, as well as the lively debates present in the sessions, highlight the versatility of issues studied at the member universities of the Association for Political History.

Two keynote lectures were also part of the programme of the second day. Prof. Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki) introduced the audience to his work on the conceptual history of the Nordic welfare state model. Kettunen emphasized the ambiguity and contested nature of the welfare state model, starting with the key concept itself. Prof. Kettunen also pointed at a tendency to methodological nationalism in welfare state research that a transnational or comparative approach can try to challenge. In the other keynote lecture, Prof. Pertti Ahonen (University of Jyväskylä) offered his insights to the transnational history of post-war Europe, especially on the possibilities of analyzing post-war developments through a perspective of a short, transnational post-war “moment” that would bring in focus the plethora of visions on future present during this crucial moment of change. Such an approach, for instance, may challenge the simplifying tendency of national perspectives. After the keynote lectures, the participants of the conference took part in a Midsummer cruise onboard steamship S/S Suomi that has been sailing on Lake Päijänne since its maiden voyage in 1906.

In the final session of the conference, an experimental form of 5-minute interventions on practical skills beneficial for PhD students discussed by experienced political historians was applied. Open, sincere, and candid commentaries by senior scholars inspired a lively discussion on these matters. Chaired by Prof. Ido de Haan (University of Utrecht), the commentaries on research as social experience included issues such as how to get funded in the first place (Prof. Schulz-Forberg), how to widen your methodological expertise (Prof. Thomas Welskopp, University of Bielefeld), how to network successfully (Prof. Irène Herrmann, University of Geneva), how to publish and have scholarly impact (Prof. Richard Vinen) and finally, how to make an international career and what kinds of challenges are involved in it (Prof. Pertti Ahonen). A debate followed each of these commentaries, with incisive comments from participating PhD students as well. The discussion focused especially on the changing academic world where international and interdisciplinary relations have played more important role for careers than ever before. Students were heartened to make contact with scholars abroad and to build networks, to participate in international PhD programmes, projects and conferences, and to learn about the conventions of publishing, especially for international audiences. In this regard, both the seniors and the juniors were of one mind that gatherings like the APH Conferences have created possibilities for participating universities, professors and students for efficient networking, showing interest in each other’s work and proceeding to further cooperation. Current and previous conferences have established new fruitful acquaintances between people, inspired new ideas, helped PhD-students with their work and also led to new transnational research projects and publications. As an example, the first volume of the Palgrave book series entitled Organizing Democracy: Reflections on the Rise of Political Organizations was launched.

A garden party, hosted by Prof. Pasi Ihalainen, concluded the conference and offered the participants a glimpse of Finnish Midsummer. Informal discussions flourished, offering yet another opportunity for acquainting PhD students and senior scholars to the circumstances and practices of academic work in the field political history in different European contexts.

Conference programme

Tuesday 20 June 2017

17.00 Registration and welcome coffee/tea (Historica 3rd floor lobby)

18.00 Opening of the APH Conference (H320)

18.15 Methods for analysing institutions, action and discourse in political history

Pasi Ihalainen (chair), Taina Saarinen (Jyväskylä), Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus), Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld), Richard Vinen (King’s College London), Henk te Velde (Leiden), Pauli Kettunen (Helsinki, discussant)

The round table carries on and deepens the theme “Political and Intellectual History: Intellectual History as Political History” from the Aarhus Conference and consists of contributors to the Palgrave volume Political History in the 21st Century.

19.45–21.30 Reception (H306 and 3rd floor lobby)

Wednesday 21 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions I

Representation in Parliamentary Systems (H105) | Chair: Pasi Ihalainen

  • Zachris Haaparinne, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Political Agency and Representative Claims in 18th Century British Petitions’
  • Leonard van ‘t Hul, University of Amsterdam: ‘Not Dead but Buried Alive: Political Deliberation on the Rearranging of the State-Religion Interlocution in the Netherlands, 1946-2009’

Interned, Expelled, Exiled (H306) | Chair: Pertti Ahonen

  • Pavol Jakubec, University of Gothenburg: ‘Diplomacy Out-of-Place: London as s Site of European Politics, 1938-1945’
  • Marieke Oprel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: ‘Germans as Enemy Citizens’

10.30 Coffee (1st floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions II

Ethnicity, Identities and Historical Narratives (H105) | Chair: Ido de Haan

  • Zoé Grumberg, Sciences Po: ‘A Question of Narrative: Writing the History of Jewish-Communist Post-War Life in Paris in the Light of the Interwar Period and the War’
  • Ghulam Hussain, University of Bielefeld: ‘Caste Politics & Anti-Caste Dalit Assertions in Pakistan’

Nationalism and State-Building (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

  • Joonas Tammela, University of Jyväskylä: ‘The Construction of Patriotic Identities in Swedish and Finnish Local Sermons in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century’
  • Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po & Scuola Normale Superiore: ‘French Intervention and State-Building in Rome: Legal and Military Reforms in the Papal States, 1849-1864’

12.30 Lunch (Restaurant Tilia)

13.30 Parallel paper sessions III

Welfare and Social Control (H105) | Chair: Norbert Götz

  • Sandrine Mauline, University of Geneva/Haute École de santé Vaud: ‘The Rehabilitation of Administrative Inmates and Foster Children: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Victimhood in Switzerland’
  • Leon van Damme, Radboud University: ‘Looking for a New Equilibrium: A Parliamentary History of the Dutch Social Security System, 1980-2014’

Transnational socialism (H306) | Chair: Irène Herrmann

  • Teresa Malice, University of Bologna/University of Bielefeld: ‘Bottom-up across the Iron Curtain: Everyday Local Entanglements Between Italy and the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s – And Their Methodological Challenges’
  • Luciano Fazio, LUISS Guido Carli: ‘The Socialist International and Latin American in the 1980s: Its Agents and Main Actors’

15.00 Coffee (3rd floor lobby)

15.30–17.30 Keynote lectures (H320)

  • Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki: ‘Conceptual history as a transnational approach to the national welfare state’
  • Pertti Ahonen, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Forced migration, the “postwar” and transnational history in 20th century Europe’

18.00–21.00 Dinner cruise on Lake Päijänne on board S/S Suomi (1906)

Thursday 22 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions IV

Reformers and revolutionaries (H105) | Chair: Simo Mikkonen

  • Nadezda Petrusenko, Södertörn University: ‘Writing a Revolutionary Life: Representations of the Female Terrorist from the Beginning of the 20th Century within the Mythology of the Russian Revolutionary Underground’
  • Josefin Hägglund, Södertörn University: ‘Does a Political Party That Promotes Democracy Have to Be Democractic in Itself? And What Does Democracy, in This Sense, Mean?’

Postwar polities (H306) | Chair: Thomas Welskopp

  • Giacomo Canepa, Sciences Po: ‘Veterans, Social Policies and Citizenship in France and Italy after the Second World War’
  • Eirik Wig Sundvall, University of Agder: ‘Haakon Lie and the Transmission of Anti-Totalitarian Ideas to Norway, 1945-1950’

10.30 Coffee (1st floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions V

European integration (H105) | Chair: Henk te Velde

  • Jarmo Taskinen, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Between Economics, Politics and European Integration: Men of Forests and a Narrative of Europe’
  • Sara Venditti, LUISS Guido Carli: ‘European Defence and Industrial Debates: The Western European Union as an Informal Tool for European Integration during the 1980s’

Social movements in the sixties (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

  • Juho Saksholm, University of Jyväskylä: ‘Radical Freedom or Gradual Liberation? The Multi-Sitedness of Gender Debates in Finland and Sweden, ca. 1960-1969’
  • Ettore Bucci, Scuola Normale Superiore: ‘”C’est possible!” A Political and Religious History of Autogestion after May ‘68’

12.30 Lunch (Restaurant Tilia)

13.30 Practical challenges of the PhD (H306) | Chair: Ido de Haan

5-minute interventions:

  • Hagen Schulz-Forberg, How to get funded?
  • Thomas Welskopp, How to widen methodological expertise?
  • Irène Herrmann, How to network successfully?
  • Richard Vinen, How to publish and to have scholarly impact?
  • Pertti Ahonen, How to make an international career?

15.00­­–15.30 Coffee and final discussion and announcements by the Association for Political History (H306) | Chair: Marc Lazar

15.30­–17.30 Meeting of the APH Board (H105)

19.00–22.00 Get-together and buffet dinner

Political History PhD Network | Workshop 2017 Programme

The Changing Frontiers of Political History, 16th-20th Centuries

Workshop Political History PhD Network
26-27 October 2017, SciencesPo Paris, France


This two day-workshop is an initiative of the Political History PhD Network. It is organised by Alexandre Boza, Alessandro Capone, Laurent Cuvelier & Thomas Maineult (SciencesPo Paris).

Information for participants

Please note: you are expected to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. We advise you to book as soon as possible your room at the Jean Bart Hotel, 9 Rue Jean Bart.

There you will have the opportunity to benefit from the privileged Sciences Po flat rate (100,50€ per night, breakfast and taxes included). This also has the advantage of being very close to the workshop locations.

In case you have any food allergies, the workshop organizers would appreciate it if you could let them know.

In case you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers at phdpolhis@gmail.com

Thursday 26 October 2017

12:30-13:00 Registration
Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet

13:00 Welcome

13:30-15:00 Panel I: Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po

  • Daniel Alleman (Cambridge University), Natural slavery revisited: Spanish scholastic justification of forced labor in colonial Peru
  • Jelle Bruinsma (EUI, Florence), US dollar diplomacy (1904-1920) and its British antecedents: Transnational Perspective on Public-Private Partnerships for Empire
  • Madeline Woker (Columbia University), Abolishing the impôts arabes: the politics of taxation in colonial Algeria

Panel II: Religion, politics, and modernity

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Alexandre Boza, Sciences Po

  • Glauco Schettini (Fordham University), Redefining virtue in revolutionary Italy, 1796-1799
  • Chloé Lacoste (Paris IV), Republicans, church and state: Public funerals and the confrontation for control over the Irish masses, 1861-1915
  • Serena Presti Danisi (Padua University), The men of the revolution: The Roman Republic of 1849 and the development of a new democratic elite

15:10-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Panel III: New perspectives in history of international relations

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Thomas Maineult, Sciences Po

  • Francesco Caprioli (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), The two side of the coin: Remapping the Habsburg’s political frontiers in the West Mediterranean through the Spanish diplomacy
  • Edoardo Angione (Roma Tre University), Knowing the “Enemy”: news transmission and Ottoman policies under Paul V (1605-1621)
  • Carlos Antolín Rejón (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), Cultural nation and dynastic identity. The public image of Filiberto of Savoy (1588-1624)

Panel IV: Politics and practices of social control

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Laurent Cuvelier, Sciences Po

  • Stefano Poggi (EUI, Florence), Personal identification in practice: A micro-history of the security cards in the Napoleonic Vicenza (1805-1809)
  • Erik de Lange (Utrecht University), What lies beyond the Conference: Barbary ‘piracy’ and the limits of internationalism, 1816-1823
  • Wouter Klem (Utrecht University), Between national politics and transnational action: Joint police efforts against the anarchist conspiracy, 1881-1914

17:00-17:15 Break

17:15-18:15 Keynote Conference (Michele Di Donato)

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet

Friday 27 October 2017

9:30-10:00 Welcome

10:00-11:00 Panel I: Empires and Nation-States in a global perspective

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Alessandro Capone, Sciences Po

  • Betto van Waarden (UC Louvain), Politics in Public: The transnational conflict between British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain and German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow and the new relation between politics and the mass press around 1900
  • Remzi Çağatay Çakırlar (Leiden University-EHESS), Édouard Herriot: A radical republican between French Third republic and Turkish republic

Panel II: Religion, politics, and modernity

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Alexandre Boza, Sciences Po

  • Stefan Trajković Filipović (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen), “It is not a church, but a watchtower. As long as it stands, Montenegrin people will live in discontent.” Religion and politics in contemporary Montenegro
  • Taylor Cade West (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), The eclipse of the eternal: A revaluation of Evangelicalism’s politics and the function of religion in Cold War America

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Panel III: New perspectives in history of international relations

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle Jean Monnet
Chair: Thomas Maineult, Sciences Po

  • Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv University), Early environmentalism and diplomacy at the birth of modern International law: the League of Nations, 1919-1939
  • Michele D’Angelo (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid-Univ. de Toulouse), A good deal. Social conflicts repression as base of Franco-Spanish diplomatic relationships (1950s –1960s)

Panel IV: Politics and practices of social control

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, salle du Traité
Chair: Laurent Cuvelier, Sciences Po

  • Nicola Baković (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen), “Following the revolution’s trails”. Ritualised representations of Yugoslav territory during Socialism
  • Ademir Uygar (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Does bureaucracy ensure “rule of law” or “rule of bureaucrats”? A critique of modern bureaucracy in the nineteenth-century Ottoman empire

12:15-13:30 Lunch (salle Jean Monnet)

13:45-15:15 Plenary discussion: future and development of the PHPN