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Conference: The State of Political History

The Hague

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. Does political history still have a core of shared topics, problems and concepts, or is the field fragmented into a wide array of studies on things political? We aim to answer these questions from an intellectual as well as a practical perspective: What do we mean when we study politics? And what are promising new direction for political historians to work on together?


Conference organizers:

Mieke Aerts, Marnix Beyen, Stefan Couperus, Liesbeth van de Grift, Ido de Haan, Leonard van ’t Hul, Harm Kaal, Ronald Kroeze, Karin van Leeuwen, Dries Raeymaekers, Pieter Slaman, Margit van der Steen and Henk te Velde, with assistance of Eline Abbink and Simone Nieuwenbroek.

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Posted on

30. 11. 2017