Pacific Rim Parliamentary History: 1850-1945

Call for Papers
May 1, 2020
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political History / Studies, Political Science, Asian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Law and Legal History

The panel will survey parliamentary institutions from 1850 to 1945 in countries that face the Pacific Ocean: during this interval, what role do technological progress and economic change play in the history of these institutions?  The International Commission is now an American Historical Association Affiliated Society and its scholars participated in AHA's most recent conference (New York City, January 2020). The International Commission was founded in Lausanne in 1936 and has been continuously active throughout the world since 1945. Please see for further information regarding the history of the organization and its purposes. The International Commission welcomes submissions from scholars interested in the history of parliamentary institutions. Please contact Dr. Peter J. Aschenbrenner, National Convenor (US) for further information regarding the scope of the topic. We are also interested in contact from scholars wishing to serve as panel chairs and/or commentators.  


Contact Info: 

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

National Convenor (US)

International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions