The Institute for Political History, the Journal of Policy History, and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia are hosting the seventh biennial Conference on Policy History at the Marriott in downtown Richmond, Virginia from Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 9, 2012. We are currently accepting panel and paper proposals on all topics regarding American political and policy history, political development, and comparative historical analysis. Complete sessions are encouraged, and individual paper proposals are welcome. The deadline for submission is December 2, 2011.
Since the first Policy History Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the primary goal behind the conference has been to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars of policy history, American political development, and comparative historical analysis. Conferences bring together scholars from the disciplines of History, Political Science, Law, Sociology and other social sciences. Past conferences have included sessions on international and domestic policy issues from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries covering topics as widely variable as social policy, education, economics, trade, foreign affairs, immigration, gender, civil rights, and environmental policy.
Ellis Hawley Prize
The Ellis Hawley Prize is awarded by the Journal of Policy History for the best article published by a junior scholar in the previous two years in the journal.
2012 Hugh David Graham Award Announcement
The Institute for Political History, a nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Hugh Davis Graham Award. The purpose of this grant, named in honor of the late Professor Hugh Graham, is to assist graduate students undertaking archival research in the fields of American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. Details can be found on the awards website.
2012 Thomas H. Critchlow Award Announcement
The Institute for Political History, a nonprofit foundation, is pleased to
announce that it is accepting applications for the Thomas H. Critchlow Grant. The purpose of this grant, named in honor of the Institute benefactor, is to assist scholars undertaking archival research in the fields of Nineteenth-Century American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. Details can be found on the awards website.
Bowling Green Prize
The Graduate Program in Policy History at Bowling Green State University, in association with the Institute for Political History, offers the Bowling Green Prize for the best book in International or Comparative Policy History in the previous two years. International or Comparative Policy History is broadly defined to include social and cultural as well as political, economic and institutional topics, approaches, and methodologies. Nominated works should, however, incorporate an international or comparative perspective, preferably one that examines different national, regional, or chronological policy settings. The prizewinner will be announced at the biennial Policy History Conference in Richmond, VA in June 2012. The prize carries an honorarium of $1000, and an invitation to speak at Bowling Green State University. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2012. Nominations can be made directly by publishers, or by individuals. In either case, three copies of nominated works should be sent to:
Policy History Book Prize
Department of History
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403