Sunday, December 9, 2007

Policy History Conference -- Deadline extended for submissions

This is a very substantive conference, and smaller than the meetings of large organizations like the American Historical Association. It is a great opportunity for graduate students -- more of a chance of your paper being accepted, and opportunities to actually spend time with senior scholars because there is a smaller crowd. I'm part of a panel proposal. They've lined up the following speakers on plenary panels: Byron Shafer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara; Robin Einhorn, University of California, Berkeley; Richard Bensel, Cornell University; Harry Scheiber, University of California, Berkeley; William J. Novak, University of Chicago; James Mohr, University of Oregon; Jennifer Klein, Yale University; Rosemary Stevens, University of Pennsylvania; Paul Starr, Princeton University. Recommended! Announcement below:



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/ encourage conference presenters to submit their papers for possible publication.
The deadline for proposals is December 29, 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 ber "at" or Robert C. Lieberman at rcl15 "at" Please direct general e-mail inquiries to Matthew C. Sherman, the conference coordinator, at policyhistoryconference "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.