Report: Finally Alone.


Prague Board Meeting of

The Board of Directors held its meeting in Prague on 11 October, 2019. The board members discussed news from member organizations, the plans for coming years as well as the network's publishing strategies.

The meeting took place in the former Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia, now the New Building of the National Museum. Other colleagues from the network joined the board members for a tour of the amazing building - and briefly experienced sitting in the former plenary hall of the Czechoslovak federal parliament until 1992.

Finally Alone: The Nation State, Representation, and Sovereignty in Central Europe after 1989.


A few photos from our two-day workshop organised in Bratislava, Slovakia:




The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Newsletter is out!


We are happy to inform you that the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of newsletter has just been published!

You can read the news from parliamentary history research here:


Report: Women Entering the Parliamentary Stage

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Call for Papers: Migration in the Modern History of Central Europe


Centre 2/2019 – Call for Papers

Issue Theme: Migration in the Modern History of Central Europe

Deadline for submissions: June 30th, 2019


Publication languages: Czech, English, German

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Report: Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Diversity and Representation in the 20th and 21st Century

Der erste Workshop des aktuellen ERC-Forschungsprojektes betrachtete die Rolle und Transformation von Parlamenten in imperialen und post-imperialen Kontexten des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Ein besonders Augenmerk lag dabei auf der Geschichte der politischen Repräsentation sowie der deliberativen Entscheidungsfindung im parlamentarischen Diskurs. Der Workshop bot Wissenschaftlern unterschiedlicher Disziplinen, darunter Historikern und Politikwissenschaftlern, ein Forum und hatte den interdisziplinären Austausch zwischen Osteuropa- und Ostasienstudien zum Ziel.

Eurasian Parliamentary Practices and Political Mythologies: Imperial Legacies, Diversities, and Representations in the 20th and 21st Century


The provisional program of the Workshop "Eurasian Parliamentary Practices and Political Mythologies: Imperial Legacies, Diversities, and Representations in the 20th and 21st Century," to take place in Heidelberg on June 17-18, 2019, is now online.

Women Entering Parliamentary Stage


Conference "Entering the Parliamentary Stage – Women in Parliament and Politics in international Comparison"


Although the movement for women’s suffrage communicated transnationally and was linked internationally, the common goal of introducing women’s suffrage was achieved at very different times and under unequal conditions: while the spectacular actions of the British suffragettes only achieved gradual success from 1920 onwards, in Finland a not particularly strong women’s movement had already asserted itself in 1906. In France, on the other hand, the right to vote was only introduced after the Second World War.