Call for Papers: Summer School am Deutschen Historischen Institut London
New Approaches to Political History: Writing British and German Contemporary History
Historians in Britain and Germany have, for some time independently of each other, been thinking about how a “new” political history can be written. They start from an open, constructivist and dynamic concept of politics, thereby releasing “the political” from a perspective focussed solely on (nation) states, parties and interest groups. On the one hand established themes such as power or rule are re-examined, on the other attention is drawn to fields that are new to political history (e.g. emotions). These new departures have various labels such as “New Political History” or “Cultural History of Politics”. So far there has been little exchange between British and German historians. The GHIL summer school “New Approaches to Political History: Writing British and German Contemporary History” seeks to get such an exchange going, and to concentrate the dialogue on German and British history since 1945.
Date: 07-12 September 2009
Deadline: 01 March 2009
Contact: Kerstin Brückweh, Martina Steber, German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Datum der Meldung 06.01.2009 10:00