The Journal of Policy History and the Institute for Political History are hosting the eighth biennial Conference on Policy History at the Sheraton on Capitol Square hotel in Columbus, Ohio from June 4 to June 7, 2014.
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.
Call for Papers
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, including two or three presenters with chair/commentator(s) are strongly encouraged. Individual paper proposals are welcome. Because the conference has grown in size, individual papers might have a more difficult time being placed on the program. In order to accommodate more participates, conference organizers have created a poster session which will allow younger scholars to display their research projects.
Hugh Davis Graham Award
In order to honor the late Hugh Davis Graham and to promote research in policy history and political history, the Hugh Davis Graham Research Fund was established in 2004 with initial gifts from friends and family. This fund will provide research stipends for graduate students and established scholars doing archival research the fields of American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. Doctoral students, junior scholars, and senior scholars will be eligible for support from this fund.
The Institute for Political History is accepting applications for the 2014 Hugh Davis Graham Award. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2014. The award of up to $ 1,250 will be announced at the conference. The award is taxable under IRS regulations.
Applications must include:
- Application cover page, including Name, Affiliation, Status, Project, Title, and a description of how the funds will be used.
- 250 word description of research proposal that explains the historiographical significance of the project and lists the applicant’s major publications
- Preference will be given to doctoral students
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.
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 conference. The prize carries an honorarium of $ 1,000 and an invitation to speak at Bowling Green State University. Nominations can be made directly by publishers, or by individuals.
Three copies of nominated works should be sent to:
Policy History Book Prize, Department of History
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403
- Paula Baker, History – Ohio State University
- Susan Hartman, History – Ohio State University
- Byron Shafer, Political Science – University of Wisconsin, Madison