Monday, July 2, 2007

Call for Papers: Policy History Conference

This conference is great for political history. It tends to be interdisciplinary between history, political science and sociology. Many legal historians will find the Policy History Conference and the Journal of Policy History a great place for your work. Graduate students should not be shy about submitting an individual paper proposal for this conference. (Be sure that it's well-written and developed, has a thesis and makes clear what evidence will support the thesis, etc. Be sure to get comments from someone before submitting).


*Must be postmarked by December 3, 2007*
The Journal of Policy History is holding a Conference on Policy History at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza in St. Louis from May 29 to June 1, 2008. Program chairs are Edward Berkowitz and Robert C. Lieberman. The conference coordinator is Matthew C. Sherman.

All topics concerning the history, development and implementation of public policy, American political development, and comparative historical analysis will be considered. Complete sessions are encouraged, but individual paper proposals are welcome. The editors of the Journal of Policy History often encourage conference presenters to submit their papers for publication consideration.

The deadline for proposals is December 3, 2007. Proposals should include one (1) copy of the following materials to be considered:

1. Panel/Paper Description and Contact Information Page (template is available on our website).
2. A one (1) page summary of each paper
3. A one (1) page C.V. of each panelist

Please send the materials to Policy History Conference, Journal of Policy History, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., P. O. Box 56907, St. Louis, MO 63156-0907. Incomplete proposals and e-mailed submissions will not be considered.

For questions concerning conference content or program information, please contact Edward Berkowitz at or Robert C. Lieberman at Please direct general e-mail inquiries to Matthew C. Sherman, the conference coordinator, at
To make reservations for the conference at the special conference rate of $109.00, please call the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel at 314-863-0400 and mention the Policy History Conference.

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