‘Europe invaded: 2022, 1683, 451, 479 BC’. I refer to Kyiv (2022), Vienna (1683), Chalons-sur-Marne (451) and Plataea (479 BC): Europeans had just finished celebrating the 2500th anniversary of that victory, when another massive force from the east launched an invasion of Europe. What is it about Eurocentric ideals that inspires resistance to continental invasions? Does success have anything to do with European’s superior organizational ability? And, if this is the case, does that level of organizational competence (taken over 2,500 years) have something to do with the evolution of representative and parliamentary institutions? The International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (founded in 1936) invites scholars to propose papers to this panel; this is scheduled in conjunction with the American Historical Association's 2023 meeting in Philadelphia, PA USA from 5 to 8 January 2023. The International Commission is an AHA affiliated society. The names of presenters and the titles of their papers will appear in the AHA's print and online program. Please submit the title of your proposed essay by 25 May 2022. Consideration is being given to conducting this event as a hybrid F2F / Zoom proceeding, so scholars should not assume that attendance is mandatory. Emlékezz Maléter Pálra.
Peter J. Aschenbrenner
National Convenor (US)