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Tuesday 20 June 2017

Arrival of the doctoral students and other participants for the APH Conference. Accommodation in Hotel Alba next to Lake Jyväsjärvi (or an alternative hotel booked by yourself).

The way from the railway station to Hotel Alba is walkable: just cross the railway via a bridge and turn to the right, following the shore of Lake Jyväsjärvi towards the south to the hotel. The distance is less than 1,5 kilometres. See,25.7552674,381m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!6m1!1s1pXEHoqnKPekzmK9Qngw8RsxFm28?hl=en  Taxis are also available at the station.

17.00 Registration and welcoming coffee/tea (Historica 3rd floor lobby)

18.00 Opening of the APH Conference (H320)

18.00 Pasi Ihalainen, Welcome, introduction and information on practicalities

18.15 Methods for analysing institutions, action and discourse in political history. A roundtable.

Chair: Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)

Participants: Pauli Kettunen (Helsinki, discussant), Taina Saarinen (Jyväskylä), Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus), Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld), Henk te Velde (Leiden), Richard Vinen (King’s College London)

The round table carries on and deepens the theme “Political and Intellectual History: Intellectual History as Political History” from the Aarhus Conference and consists of possible contributions to the Palgrave volume Political History in the 21st Century. 5–10-minute presentations to be followed by comments and general discussion. Some of the papers (including Ihalainen & Saarinen) are available on the conference website.

19.45–21.30 Dinner buffet (H306 and 3rd floor lobby)


Wednesday 21 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions I

Representation in Parliamentary Systems (H105)

Chair: Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)

Zachris Haaparinne (Jyväskylä): ‘Political Agency and Representative Claims in 18th Century British Petitions’

Discussants: Leonard van ‘t Hul, Willibald Steinmetz

Leonard van ‘t Hul (Amsterdam): ‘The dogs may bark, but the caravan goes on. Political deliberation on the rearranging of secular settlements between faith-based organizations and the Dutch state, 1945–1990’

Discussants: Zachris Haaparinne, Willibald Steinmetz

Interned, Expelled, Exiled (H306)

Chair: Pertti Ahonen (Jyväskylä)

Pavol Jakubec (Gothenburg): ‘Diplomacy Out-of-Place: London as s Site of European Politics, 1940–1945’

Discussants: Marieke Oprel, Richard Vinen

Marieke Oprel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): ‘Germans as enemy citizens: A post-war history project in progress’

Discussants: Pavol Jakubec, Norbert Götz

10.30 Coffee (3rd floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions II

Nationalism and State-Building (H105)

Chair: Marc Lazar (Sciences Po)

Alessandro Capone (Sciences Po & Scuola Normale Superiore): ‘French Intervention and State-Building in Rome: Legal and Military Reforms in the Papal States, 1849-1864’ (Skype-connection)

Discussants: Joonas Tammela, Henk te Velde

Joonas Tammela (Jyväskylä): ‘The Construction of Patriotic Identities in Swedish and Finnish Local Sermons in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century’

Discussants: Alessandro Capone, Henk te Velde

Ethnicity, Identities and Historical Narratives (H306)

Chair: Ido de Haan (Utrecht)

Zoé Grumberg (Sciences Po): ‘Writing the History of Jewish-Communist Post-War Life in Paris in the Light of the Interwar Period and the War’

Discussants: Ghulam Hussain, Richard Vinen

Ghulam Hussain (Bielefeld): ‘Caste Politics & Anti-caste Dalit Assertions in Sindh, Pakistan’

Discussants: Zoé Grumberg, Pertti Ahonen

12.30 Lunch with coffee (Restaurant Tilia)

13.30 Parallel paper sessions III

Welfare and Social Control (H105)

Chair: Norbert Götz (Södertörn)

Sandrine Maulini (Geneva/Haute École de santé Vaud): ‘The rehabilitation of administrative inmates and children in out-of-home care: A historical perspective on government policy towards victims in Switzerland’

Discussants: Leon van Damme, Ido de Haan, Thomas Welskopp

Leon van Damme (Radboud Nijmegen): ‘Looking for a New Equilibrium: A Parliamentary History of the Dutch Social Security System, 1980–2014’

Discussants: Sandrine Maulini, Pauli Kettunen

Transnational socialism (H306)

Chair: Irène Herrmann (Geneva)

Teresa Malice (Bologna/Bielefeld): ‘Bottom-up across the Iron Curtain: Everyday Local Entanglements Between Italy and the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s – And Their Methodological Challenges’

Discussants: Luciana Fazio, Pertti Ahonen

Luciana Fazio (LUISS Guido Carli): ‘The Socialist International, Europe and Latin America in the late 1970s and 1980s: Agents and Actors’

Discussants: Teresa Malice, Hagen Schulz-Forberg

15.00 Coffee (3rd floor lobby)

15.15–17.00 Keynote lectures (H320)

Chair: Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)

Pauli Kettunen (Helsinki): ‘Conceptual history as a transnational approach to the national welfare state’

Pertti Ahonen (Jyväskylä): ‘Forced migration, the “postwar” and transnational history in 20th century Europe’

Walk to the harbour: Kindly note that there will be no time to go back to the hotel and that the ship leaves at 18.00 sharp. Meet the organisers for tickets next to the ship at 17.50 at the latest. Participants are advised to reserve cash or a credit card in case they wish to enjoy alcoholic drinks during the cruise. Warm clothing is recommended.

18.00–21.00 Dinner cruise on Lake Päijänne on board S/S Suomi (1906)

Buffet dinner with non-alcoholic drinks and an informal get-together of the PhD student network afterwards.




Thursday 22 June 2017

9.00 Parallel paper sessions IV

Revolutionaries and diplomats (H105)

Chair: Matti Roitto (Jyväskylä)

Nadezda Petrusenko (Södertörn): ‘Writing a Revolutionary Life: Representations of the Russian Female Terrorist from the Beginning of the 20th Century’

Discussants: Irène Herrmann, Jukka Nissinen

Jukka Nissinen (Jyväskylä): ‘Finnish Diplomats as Interpreters of Finland’s Foreign Policy 1955–1973: Question of Neutrality and Divided Germany’ (replacement after a cancellation; oral presentation only)

Discussants: Nadezda Petrusenko, Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Postwar polities (H306)

Chair: Thomas Welskopp (Bielefeld)

Giacomo Canepa (Sciences Po): ‘Veterans, Social Policies and Citizenship in France and Italy after the Second World War’

Discussants: Eirik Wig Sundvall, Ido de Haan, Richard Vinen

Eirik Wig Sundvall (Agder): ‘The Norwegian Labour Party and the Cultural Cold War – Haakon Lie and the Transnational Dissemination of Anti-Soviet Propaganda to Norway, 1945–55’

Discussants: Giacomo Canepa, Marc Lazar

10.30 Coffee (3rd floor lobby)

11.00 Parallel paper sessions V

European integration (H105)

Chair: Henk te Velde (Leiden)

Jarmo Taskinen (Jyväskylä): ‘Between Economics, Politics and European Integration: Men of Forests and a Narrative of Europe’

Discussants: Sara Venditti, Mark Gilbert

Sara Venditti (LUISS Guido Carli): ‘“Europeanization” of Technology: The Role of Trade Unions in the Aerospace Sector’

Discussants: Jarmo Taskinen, Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Social movements in the sixties (H306)

Chair: Marc Lazar (Sciences Po)

Juho Saksholm (Jyväskylä): ‘Radical Freedom or Gradual Liberation? The Multi-Sitedness of Gender Debates in Finland and Sweden, ca. 1960-1969’

Discussants: Ettore Bucci, Margit van der Steen

Ettore Bucci (Scuola Normale Superiore): ‘“C’est possible!” A Political and Religious History of Autogestion after May ‘68’

Discussants: Juho Saksholm, Pauli Kettunen

12.30 Group photo (stairs outside Historica) and lunch with coffee (Restaurant Libri, University Library)

13.30 Practical challenges of the PhD (H306)

Chair: Ido de Haan (Utrecht)

5-minute interventions:

Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus): ‘How to get funded?’

Thomas Welskopp (Bielefeld): ‘How to widen methodological expertise?’

Irène Herrmann (Geneva): ‘How to network successfully?’

Richard Vinen (King’s College London): ‘How to publish and to have scholarly impact?’

Pertti Ahonen (Jyväskylä): ‘How to make an international career?’

15.00­­–15.30 Coffee, final discussion and announcements by the Association for Political History (H306)

Chair: Marc Lazar (Sciences Po)

15.30­–17.30 Meeting of the APH Board (H105)

19.00–22.00 Get-together and buffet dinner

Venue: Pasi’s house and garden, address: Eräpälkäneentie 19 A, Nenäinniemi (south of the city next to Lake Päijänne). No gifts or flowers. Full dinner buffet. Bring warm clothing in case of typically variable Finnish summer weather.

Take bus 18K from Vapaudenkatu in the city centre, bus stop 1, at 18.50 to Hauhontie stop (about 15 minutes, see the map in the conference folder) and walk for about 5 minutes. The organisers (Zachris) will pay the fare on this service. Return at 21.10 or 22.10 (tickets EUR 3 one way, reserve cash as the busses do not accept credit cards). Taxi from/to Hotel Alba ca. EUR 20 one way can be ordered from 00 358 100 6900.


Friday 23 June 2017, Midsummer Eve

Travel home

Kindly observe the possible impact of Midsummer on return connections: Midsummer Eve is a public holiday in Finland and domestic public transport may cease by afternoon. International flights operate normally.