Call for Papers

To submit a proposal for panels, papers, or poster please visit the Institute for Political History website. 

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.

The deadline for submission is December 2, 2013.

Proposals for panels and papers must be submitted online and must include the following:

1. Name(s)

2. Institutional Affiliation(s)

3. Status (i.e. ABD, Doctoral Student, Assistant/Associate/FullProfessor)

4. Email address(es).

5. Mailing Address(es).

6. Panel and paper title(s).

7. One (1) page single-spaced abstract of panel and paper

8. One (1) page single-spaced description of panel participants including educational background, major publications and awards.

9. If you want to have an individual paper considered for a poster session, please indicate this.

Proposals for a poster session should be submitted by December 2, 2013. Click here to submit.

Poster session proposals must be submitted online stating in one page the following: name of presenter, institutional affiliation, email address, mailing address, title and nature of project.  Please designate if this is intended as a poster session.


In addition, 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 and young scholars undertaking archival research in the fields to American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. 

For application information click here