CFP: EISA Section on Historical International Relations

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: SECTION 21 “HISTORICAL INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS” – 12TH EISA PAN-EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2018

Convenors: Julia Costa Lopez (University of Groningen), Zeynep Gulsah Capan (University of Erfurt), Filipe dos Reis (University of Erfurt), Maj Grasten (Copenhagen Business School)

Please submit your abstract via the online submission system by 1 FEBRUARY, 2018.

For more information or queries please contact: zgulsah@gmail.com or j.costa.lopez@rug.nl

Submissions of papers, panels and roundtables are invited for the section Historical International Relations (HIST) at the next EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations to be held in Prague on September 12-15, 2018. Historical international relations have gained traction over the past decades, as reflected in a growing presence of papers and panels at major conferences in the field of International Relations (IR). Strong in its experience in fostering such engagements beyond sub-disciplinary boundaries, the HIST section aims at engaging with works ranging from theoretical discussions on history and international relations to more specific empirical inquiries. The HIST section offers a timely platform for reflections on historical knowledge in IR, now that a longitudinal perspective on our present has become an ever more pressing matter to understand and explain current international affairs. A main aim of this section is to focus on specific historical trajectories and transitions and to question the assumption that the making of the ‘international’ hinges on historical, clear-cut ruptures; an assumption that often dominates IR approaches to history. The HIST section invites scholars interested in micro-histories of the international, a particular historical event or phenomenon, or in historiographic explorations of international relations and/or of IR as an academic field. The section approaches historical international relations from a global perspective in focusing on the different ways in which histories can be interwoven, connected and otherwise related. The contributions to this section will address – but are not limited to – the following questions: in what ways can we reconstruct the now often neglected connections and mutual influences between different events, sites, actors and concepts which in aggregate constitute parts of a global history of international relations? How can general understandings of different periodizations of the international, such as the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’ or ‘Early Modern’, be challenged and reconstructed? How can a global perspective on the history of the international contribute to understanding empire and colonialism in their variety and complexity?

GENERAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

1.     Abstracts are to be submitted to S21 Historical International Relations

2.     All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail by 5 April, 2018.

3.     All presenting authors are obliged to register by 14 May, 2018.