The second Workshop of the ERC project (made possible by the European Research Council) took place at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH). It focused on the historical and reestablished institutions of collective decision-making on the territories of the former Russian, Qing, and Ottoman Empires, as well as adjacent regions of Eastern Europe, Inner and East Asia. One of the principal ideas of the workshop was to take the discussion about parliaments out of a Eurocentric perspective and showcase the history of other regions.
Workshops and Conferences
Focusing on the histories of political representation and deliberative decision-making in imperial and post-imperial contexts, the workshop will explore the role of parliaments in major social and political transformations of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Juxtaposing the periods of the 1900s–1920s and the 1980s–2000s, the organizers seek to stimulate the dialogue between historians, political scientists, and other scholars working on the named contexts, as well as to breach the divide between Eastern European and East Asian Studies.
Die Woche beginnt mit Revolution! Montagsreihe im Revolutionszentrum Podewil
Mit Inka Friedrich (Schauspielerin, u.a. Tatort) und Moritz Heidelbach (Schauspieler, u.a. Tatort)
Dec. 11, 2018, 10 am - 3:30 pm
KGParl, Haus der Bundespressekonferenz, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin, 3rd floor
The seminar promises a highly interesting programme: Jan Wintr will compare the Czech, German and Austrian parliamentary cultures, Daniel Askari is to analyze obstruction in constitutional debates since the 19th century, and Jan Chmel will talk on parliamentary autonomy, the concept’s history and current court decisions.
‘A Century of Women MPs’ will mark the 100 year anniversary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act. We will explore the experiences, contributions and achievements of women MPs, the challenges they faced, and debates and issues around gender and representation.
The European Parliament and memory politics
Ana Milošević (KU Leuven) and Philippe Perchoc (EPRS / Louvain)
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2018
Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2018
Our Czech colleagues from the Institute of Contemporary History are exploring the roots of their current Chamber of Deputies' history back in 1968. During the Prague Spring, the Czech National Council was established to negotiate with the Slovak counterpart about the country's federal restructuring. The federalization turned out to be the only reform that survived the Warsaw Pact invasion. The conference will welcome some of the veterans from 1968 and discuss the Czech National Council's late-socialist history as well as its democratic transformations after 1989.
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.
2018 will mark 100 years since the commencement of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 which allowed women to stand for and vote in general elections for the first time. This konference critically reflects upon this history whilst also celebrating the lives and experiences of women in Irish politics, past and present.
On the occasion of the start of its second lustrum, the National Research School for Political History OPG organizes an international conference to discuss the state of the art in the history of politics. The central issue for this conference is to look for the commonality between the many approaches to the history of politics that have bloomed in the past decades.
With this interdisciplinary conference, the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) wants to contribute to a better understanding of the changing place of Europe in the world, and the changing world(s) to which Europe belongs.
The 150th anniversary of the 1867 Reform Act, which made important strides towards the inclusion of working people amongst the electorate, is an occasion for wider reflection on the claims that have been made that parliaments should be (or are) truly representative of the people.
The Slovenian Institute of Contemporary History organized an academic event to re-think the legacy of the October Revolution in Russia. Andreas Schulz and Alexander Semyonov discussed the role of the Duma and soviets in their panel. See full programme at http://www.inz.si/priponke/vabila/vabilo%20oktobrska_elposta.pdf
Jean Garrigue brought the ICHRPI annual congress with over a hundred presentations to his home university in Orléans. See full programme at https://ichrpi2017.wixsite.com/orleans/le-congres
The conference was a part of the four-year Academy of Finland Project “Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914-2014”. For panels and speakers see https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/history/foreignpolicy2017/programme
The Board of Directors held their annual meeting at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. The board discussed the current projects as well as planned activities, adopted new members, decided on a new system of sharing the EuParl.net administration between the Czech Institute of Contemporary History, KGParl in Berlin and the History of Parliament Trust in London. The board members also visited the Czech Chamber of Deputies.
Following the 66th conference in London in June/July 2015 and the 67th conference held as part of the Comité International des Sciences Historique [CISH] XXII congress in Jinan, China, in August 2015, the Commission has chosen Palma de Mallorca as home to its 68th conference. The event will be hosted by the University of the Balearic Islands.
The EuParl board met for a working conference in London in march 2010. The meeting had fruitful discussion which led to several decisions being made. The main decision was that institutes invited to join would not necessarily have to be specialised in parliamentary history, but could also be multidisciplinary, like the Montesquieu Institute.
Symposium »Entering the parliamentary stage – Women in Parliament and Politics. An international comparison. A conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in Germany 1919.«