Elements of European Political Culture from the 11th century. Call for Papers, AHA 7–10 January Seattle 2021.

Call for Papers
May 1, 2020
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Law and Legal History

Elements of European Political Culture from the 11th century.

Call for Papers, 7–10 January Seattle 2021.

American Historical Association / International Commission (Affiliated Society).


Medievalists have isolated and studied specific elements in statecraft, such as consultation, negotiation, recording of disputes,  choreography in ordered discourse, and the composition of procedural treatises.  What is the state of today’s scholarly art in the study of statecraft as an emerging collection of skills and logics? Presenters are invited to center their attention on an author who has made a major contribution to the elements of statecraft from the 11th century or on an interval in which notable progress was made.


The International Commission welcomes submissions from scholars interested in the history of parliamentary institutions. The International Commission is now an American Historical Association Affiliated Society; its scholars participated in AHA's most recent conference (New York City, 3–6 January 2020). The International Commission was founded in Lausanne in 1936 and has been continuously active throughout the world since its refounding in 1950 in Paris. Please see www.ichrpi.info/ for further information regarding the history of the organization and its purposes, as well as updates on the evolution of this panel. Please note: H-Net does not permit me to update this announcement. The International Commission is also interested in hearing from scholars willing to serve as panel chairs and commentators. The scholarly journal of the International Commission is the Journal of Parliaments, Estates and Representation welcomes submissions from academic or independent scholars on all aspects of parliamentary and political history throughout the world. Please refer to www.ichrpi.info/journal/ for further information on the Journal. Contact Dr. Peter J. Aschenbrenner, National Convenor (US) regarding this announcement. aschenbrenner.historian@gmail.com.




Contact Info: 

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

National Convenor (US) 

International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions