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call for papers for the 6th International Conference organized by the Association for Political History. APH invites PhD students from the participating institutions to apply to introduce their dissertation for comments from their peers and senior scholars from the member universities as well as by external commentators and keynote speakers.


Sciences Po, Paris, 20–22 June 2018


Each paper presenter should have 1–3 years experience in doctoral studies by the time of the conference. Your abstract and paper could start with a formulation of a particular scholarly point that you want to make and/or problem to which advice from the commentators and other participants is sought.

Paper proposals can focus on institutional political history, conceptual, social, cultural, of gender or anthropological in a national, transnational, compared or connected perspective. The concerned periods will mostly be the XVIIIth, XIXth, XXth and XXIst centuries, with no geographical boundaries. Yet, one or two sessions will specifically focus on political parties, institutions, States and political behaviors. Paper proposals on these topics will be carefully examined.


The deadline is 12 February 2018. Include an abstract of 250–500 words, university affiliation and an explanation of the relation of the paper to the PhD project. The applications will be sent by e-mail to The acceptance of the proposed papers will be confirmed by the first days of March 2018.

The organizers aim at providing all meals and social programme. There will be no registration fee for this conference.

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