Tenth Anniversary American Political History Institute Graduate Student Conference, Jan. 12, 2018

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Call for Papers
January 12, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Political History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

Boston University Department of History

American Political History Institute

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tenth Anniversary APHI Graduate Student Conference


Political History Now: Expanding Horizons

April 6 - 7, 2018

Boston, MA

Tenth Anniversary Keynote Panel:

Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Leah Wright Rigueur, & Lily Geismer 

The reinvigoration of political history and its blending of politics, social, and cultural analysis has emerged as one of the most exciting areas of academic scholarship in the past quarter century. For the tenth anniversary of the Boston University American Political History Institute (APHI) Graduate Conference, we seek papers that explore the horizons of this ever-growing field.

Paying close attention to the way that politics and public policy structure everyday life, the APHI invites scholars to present work that engages in analysis of policy as well as the interconnectedness of personal networks and political endeavors, with an eye on the horizon: constructions of policy communities, political networks, personal relationships, and national and international connections at critical junctures in U.S. history.

The most outstanding submission will receive the APHI Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize, a $1,000 award. All presenters must be current graduate students, and distinguished faculty will serve as commentators for each panel.

To mark the tenth anniversary, the organizers of the inaugural APHI Graduate Student Conference will return for a special roundtable panel on the state of the field, how political history engages with public discourse in American politics, and its unique position at the intersection of the past and present. Panelists include Kathryn Cramer Brownell of Purdue University, Leah Wright Rigueur of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lily Geismer of Claremont McKenna College.

Individual paper or panel proposals should be submitted in the form of a 300-500 word abstract by Friday, January 12, 2018. Please include a one-page C.V. along with your proposal, and send via email to David Shorten at dshorten@bu.edu

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