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New: Upcoming Events and Call for Papers (December 2022 edit)

Forthcoming Events

APT 2023 Political Thought Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford
5–7 January 2023

Call for Papers

Rethinking the Past and Present of Liberal Internationalism

London,  11–12 May 2023
Deadline: December 15, 2022

At the Crossroads of Modernity: Newspapers as miscellany from the 1880s
Centre for the Study of Journalism and History, University of Sheffield

Sheffield,  19 May 2023
Deadline: January 20, 2023

Gordon Forster Essay Prize – Northern History 

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Collecting Communities: Working together and with collections
Institute of Historical Research, University of London

London, 29 March 2023
Deadline: December 16, 2022

Parliament contested? Rethinking the relationship between national politics, global crises, and pressure from below in the 1970s 
Centre for Parliamentary History, RU Nijmegen

Nijmegen, 9 June 2023
Deadline: January 6, 2023

Fellowships

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
Deadline: January 15, 2023

Gallia-Stipendium im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts “Gallia Pontificia”

Deutsches historisches Institut (DHIP/IHA), Paris
Deadline: December 31, 2022

Out now

RHS 2022 Public History Lecture
‘The Partition of British India: 75 years on’ by Kavita Puri


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New: Upcoming Events and CFP (October 22 edition)

Forthcoming Events

Online panel discussion: ‘New Histories of Neo Liberalism’

With Professor James Vernon (UC, Berkeley), Professor Muriam Haleh Davis (UC, Santa Cruz), Professor Gary Gerstle (Cambridge), Professor Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College, MA) and Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL).

13 October 2022

Privados españoles y europeos a través de sátiras, libelos, cartas y discursos (siglos XVI-XVIII)

Colegio de España, París

13–15 October 2022

RHS Colin Matthew Lecture in the Public Understanding of History ‘The Partition of India: 75 Years On’

David Game College, London

1 November 2022

Indirect Diplomacy: Cross-Imperial Contacts beyond Courts

CSIC, Madrid
14–16 November 2023

APT 2023 Political Thought Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford
5–7 January 2023

Call for Papers

Women Scientists, Development and Environmental Citizenship: Scientific Transnational Organizations and Public Activism
University of Trieste- Department of Humanities

Trieste (Italy),  20–21 April 2023
Deadline: October 15, 2022

Witch Hunts: Race & the Persecution of Women, Antiquity to the 21st Century

Florence,  14–15 February 2023
Deadline: October 17, 2022

Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st Centuries

Duisburg, 4–7 July 2023 
Deadline: October 31, 2022

The 1952 German-Jewish Settlement and beyond. New Perspectives on Reparations During and After the Cold War

Vienna, 15.05.2023 – 16.05.2023
Deadline: November 30, 2022

Gender and Otherness in the Humanities

Milton Keynes, 18.05.2023 – 20.05.2023
Deadline: November 30, 2022

Beauty and Power: Aesthetics, History, and International Law

Cambridge, October 2023
Deadline: November 25, 2022

Nationalism, War and Defeat

Copenhagen, 25– 26 May 2023
Deadline: December 1, 2022

15th St Andrews/USTC Book History Conference on ‘Early Modern Publishers

St Andrews, 29 June – Saturday 1 July 2023
Deadline: December 20, 2022

3rd International Conference on the Military History of the Mediterranean Sea

Istanbul, 26  – 28 June 2023
Deadline: December 30, 2022

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship “History” 

Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Deadline: October 28, 2022

Gallia-Stipendium im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts “Gallia Pontificia”

Deutsches historisches Institut (DHIP/IHA), Paris
Deadline: December 31, 2022

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New: Upcoming Events and CFP

Forthcoming Events
New Ways of Writing History with Patrick Boucheron and Olivette Otele

Institut Français, London. September 20, 2022

The International Trade in Pre-Modern Manuscripts 1890-1945 and the Making of the Middle Ages

Institute of Historical Research, London. September 20–23, 2022

The Mediterranean of Modernity: Global and Regional Perspectives

Funded by: DFG, Forum Transregionale Studien, HISDEMAB, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz-ZMO, MECAM, and Universität Konstanz.
Berlin. October 4–7, 2022

Online panel discussion: ‘New Histories of Neo Liberalism’
With Professor James Vernon (UC, Berkeley), Professor Muriam Haleh Davis (UC, Santa Cruz), Professor Gary Gerstle (Cambridge), Professor Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College, MA) and Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL).

Online. October 13, 2022

Call for Papers
Continuity and Change in Medieval Central Europe (5th Biennial Conference of MECERN)
Medieval Central Europe Research Network (MECERN)

Bratislava, 27.04.2023 – 29.04.2023
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Women Scientists, Development and Environmental Citizenship: Scientific Transnational Organizations and Public Activism
University of Trieste- Department of Humanities

Trieste (Italy),  20–21 April 2023
Deadline: October 15, 2022

Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st Centuries

Duisburg, 4–7 July 2023 
Deadline: October 31, 2022

Call for Chapter
Proposals for ‘A Cultural History of Pregnancy and Childbirth: The Age of Enlightenment and the Atlantic System (1765 – 1860)’

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Fellowship
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship “History” 

Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Deadline: October 28, 2022

Gallia-Stipendium im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts “Gallia Pontificia”

Deutsches historisches Institut (DHIP/IHA), Paris
Deadline: December 31, 2022

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New: Call For Papers

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Call For Papers

Travelling Matters: Rereading, Reshaping, Reusing Objects Across The Mediterranean

Haifa, 8 September 2022
Deadline: April 10, 2022

The Watchful Society: Sexuality, Society, and Vigilance in East-Central and Southeast Europe, 1945–1989

Fischbachau, 17–20 November 2022 
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Kritik der Relationen // aus medienanthropologischer Perspektive

Weimar, 12–14 May 2022 
Deadline: April 21, 2022

Amsterdam as Haven for Religious Refugees in the Early Modern Period

Amsterdam, 11–12 November 2022
Deadline: April 22, 2022

The Queen’s Resources: the lands, revenues, networks, and economic power of premodern royal women

Winchester, 04–06 September 2022
Deadline: April 25, 2022

Courtesy of the Donor: Economic, Political and Social Aspects of Gifts and Endowments to Museums in the 19th Century

Berlin, 29–30 September 2022 
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Microhistories of Socialism and Postsocialism

Pula, 24–27 August 2022 
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

The Hague, 29.06.2022–01.07.2022
Deadline: May 31, 2022

We are finding new newsletter editors!

Besides taking care of our monthly newsletter, next month will also see us busy organizing a new workshop for Ph.D. candidates and young researchers in political history. We encourage anyone that wants to take part in and help to develop the potentialities of our network, to get in touch here: phdpolhis@gmail.com 

International PhD Conference | 2019 | Call for papers (extended deadline)

Graduate Student Call for Papers | 5-7th June 2019, London, UK

‘History in Light of Brexit’

The Association of Political History, King’s Contemporary British History, The Strand Group, The History of Parliament Trust

Keynote Speaker: Rt. Hon. Ed Balls

There have been, and will be, numerous conferences about the causes and consequences of Britain’s departure from the European Union. This conference is not one of them. Rather, we want to think about history in light of Brexit. One odd feature of recent discussion of British exceptionalism has been the absence of attention to any European model from which Britain is held to diverge and the lack of recognition that European countries might have their own senses of national peculiarity. And yet modern European history is far from being the history of one Europe. Brexit then prompts historical reflections on the nature of European identity, collective and individual, continental and intercontinental, recent and in the longue durée.

Approaches

We are seeking abstracts from graduate students that tackle this question as imaginatively and broadly as possible. Takes on the topic include, but are by no means restricted to:

  • The direct take: What is the history of the relationship between Britain and the European Union?
  • The exceptionalism take: Is British history best understood as an ‘island story’ set apart from that of other nations? Or is every nation’s history exceptional? Is a nation’s history different from its state’s history in the context of political exceptionalism?
  • The Irish take: How does the history of Britain’s relations with the EU inform the history of Ireland? And how does the history of Ireland inform Britain’s future relations with the EU?
  • The border take: Borders divide states. Do they also divide nations?
  • The European take: What is the nature of European political identity in relation to its past? Is the history of modern Europe, after all, a unitary one or is it a history in fragments?
  • The historiographical take: What does Britain’s departure from the European Union say about classic works on national identity and nationalism? (We are thinking, for example, of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, Linda Colley’s Britons, Eugen Weber’s Peasants into Frenchmen and Alan Milward’s The European Rescue of the Nation State).
  • The international take: How can the history of non-European nations inform the debate surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union? How is recent British history perceived by nations of the former British Empire? How do notions of national peculiarity apply to world history? How do notions of federations influence how Britain conceives its role in international bodies?

Application

Proposals should be no longer than 250 words for individual papers and 1,000 words for three-person panels, and they should be sent to historyinlightofbrexit@gmail.com by 1 March 2019 (extended deadline).

The abstract should be submitted as a Word document and include: 1) the title of the presentation; 2) your institutional affiliation; 3) your email address. Please note that only PhD candidates from universities participating in the Association of Political History can apply.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome the week beginning on 4 March 2019. An accepted paper of no more than 6,000 words must then be submitted to the conference organizers by 13 May 2019 at the latest. The paper will be made available to the other participants during the following week on a closed website.

Costs

There will be no registration fee for this conference and we will at least partially subsidise accommodation and travel for participating doctoral students.

Workshop Political History PhD Network | Florence, 2019 | Call for Papers

Identities and Politics throughout History

5th Workshop for PhD Candidates in Political History (second session)
17-18 October 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Application Deadline: 30 June 2019 (extended deadline)

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.

Since the cultural turn, the constructivist stance has been crucial in historiography. The seminal works of Benedict Anderson and Eric Hobsbawm questioned ethnical and national identities, while E.P. Thompson with his The making of the English working class inaugurated the investigation on the construction of class identities. In the meantime, gender studies have shown the cultural nature of gender identities. More recently, studies on personal identification have revealed the close relation between political power and the control of personal identities. In any case, it remains clear that it is not possible to conduct research on political history without questioning the identities used by both the historical actors and the historical observers as ourselves.

We encourage applications on topics including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • The construction of identity as a political process
  • Performative identity: how collective identities influence politics (and vice versa)
  • Gender identities in question
  • Reframing national identity with transnational/global/diaspora case studies
  • Practices of personal identification throughout history
  • Identities in motion: borders and movements

Practical Information

Proposals for papers should include a title, an abstract of maximum 300 words, and a short CV of the presenter. Please send proposals to phdpolhis@gmail.com before 30 June 2019. Notification of acceptance will be announced before 15 July. Participants are expected to submit a 3.000 – 5.000 words paper ahead of the workshop by 15 September. Limited funding is available for travel reimbursements. Participants whose travel costs are not covered by any other institution and who wish to apply for a reimbursement should indicate this on their application.

For further information and questions please contact us at phdpolhis@gmail.com, join the Political History PhD Network on Linkedin and sign up for our monthly newsletter by writing us an email.

The second session of the 5th Workshop for PhD Candidates in Political History is organised thanks to the contribution of the European University Institute, the Autonomous University of Madrid and the University of Padua.

Workshop Political History PhD Network | Jyväskylä, 2019 | Call for Papers

Political in Political History – Meaning and Understanding of Politics

5th Workshop for PhD Candidates in Political History (First Session)
17–19 June 2019, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Application Deadline: 15 February 2019

The question of what is political seems like a banal one as it is such an obvious part of our everyday lives and experiences. Most of us follow politics and are dependent on the political institutions defining the framework we operate within. But are historians taking the concept of politics for granted? Is politics too often understood only as parties and parliaments? The first session of the fifth annual workshop of the Political History PhD Network focuses on the meaning and understanding of politics. We invite PhD Students to discuss the complexities of the concept of political in the field of political history.

Politics is a subject that gathers and unites academics from different backgrounds and traditions. Historians interested in politics have studied, among other things, ideas, intellectuals, political cultures, parliamentary rhetoric, and social movements. But what are we talking about when we talk about politics? The analytical nature of politics should be one of the defining subjects of debate in the field of political history, enabling scholars of different subjects, cultures, and eras to participate in a shared theoretical and methodological discussions. We believe that such discussions would enrich the field of political history.

The tradition of political history practised in the University of Jyväskylä has traditionally emphasised the political in political history, a result of multidisciplinary co-operation with political science and applied linguistics. An inclusive understanding of the nature of politics is one of the founding principles of the political history practiced in Jyväskylä. Hence we encourage the participants of the first session of the 2019 Political History PhD Network Workshop to submit papers on the following themes:

  • Political and politics as analytical concepts
  • Historical uses of the concepts of political and politics
  • Differing understandings of the nature of politics
  • Political agents, movements, parties, and ideas
  • Transnational and global influences
  • Politics – continuity and change in the long term

Practical Information

Proposals for papers should include the title, an abstract of maximum 300 words, and a short CV of the applicant. Please send proposals to phdpolhis@gmail.com before 15 February 2019. Notification of acceptance will be announced before the 15 March. Participants are expected to submit a 3 000 – 5 000 word paper ahead of the workshop by 10 June. An amount of funding is available for travel reimbursements. Participants who wish to apply for a reimbursement should indicate this on their application.

For further information and questions please contact us at phdpolhis@gmail.com and visit our website. We also encourage you to join the Political History PhD Network on Linkedin, and sign up for our monthly newsletter by writing us an email.

Zachris Haaparinne, MA, MSSc, PhD Student (zachris.e.haaparinne@student.jyu.fi)
Juho Saksholm, MA, PhD Student (juho.m.saksholm@student.jyu.fi)
Joonas Tammela, MA, PhD Student (joonas.s.tammela@jyu.fi)

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