CFP: Half a century of political controversies relating to social security reforms for the elderly in Europe.

International conference


CfP: Parliaments and the Politicization of the EU

4th TRACE Symposium will be held on May 31st to June 1st, 2018 at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The call for papers is open now.

CLARIN workshop 'Working with Parliamentary Records'

CLARIN is a research infrastructure that was initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools  from all over Europe and beyond should be accessible through an online environment for the support of researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

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The Autumn 2017 issue of Newsletter is out!

See it for info on research projects, conferences, and other activites organised by the partners of the network. 

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Call for Papers: ‘A Century of Women MPs, 1918-2018’ London, 5-7 September 2018


A multidisciplinary conference hosted jointly by Parliament’s UK Vote 100 Project, the History of Parliament Trust and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster


Prestigious British Academy/Wolfson Foundation Award Goes To History Of Parliament Trust


The History of Parliament will be embarking on a three-year research project funded by the British Academy and Wolfson Foundation. History’s Director, Paul Seaward, will explore the nature of parliaments’ institutional life: what are the ideas and practices that create a vigorous and viable institution, and perhaps what might threaten it.

The project summary is as follows:

Czech Ministry supports


Adéla Gjuričová from the Institute of Contemporary History in Prague received a 3-year grant from the Czech Ministry of Education within the Inter-Excellence scheme. This will make it possible for the Institute to take a share of the administration, to improve the network’s presentation, and refurbish the website and newsletter as a more useful research resource.

Fraktionsprotokolle of the German Bundestag, 1949-1990

»Fraktionen im Deutschen Bundestag 1949–1990« is an exceptional project of the German Kommission für Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien (KGParl) dealing with the records of the meetings of CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and the Green Party (as of 1983). The team has by now published editions of the records in the seven terms of 1949-1976 and created an online research tool available at

The House of Orange under Scrutiny


Carla von Baalen from the Dutch Centre for Parliamentary History/Montesquieu Institute was appointed the head of a committee of inquiry concerning the finance of Royal Family of the Netherlands. The committee investigates a supposed deal between the Dutch government and the House of Orange in the late 1960s, which permitted the royal family to avoid paying full property taxes.