Post Date: 5.1.2010

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2010 Conference

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Since the first Policy History Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the primary goal behind the conference has been to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars of policy history, American political development, and comparative historical analysis. Conferences bring together scholars from the disciplines of History, Political Science, Law, Sociology and other social sciences. Past conferences have included sessions on international and domestic policy issues from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries covering topics as widely variable as social policy, education, economics, trade, foreign affairs, immigration, gender, civil rights, and environmental policy.

The Journal of Policy History and the Institute for Political History are holding the sixth biennial Conference on Policy History at the Hyatt on Capitol Square Hotel in Columbus, Ohio from June 3 to June 6, 2010. Program chairs are Paula Baker, Amy Bridges, and David Robertson.

The 2010 Conference will feature three plenary sessions: 

"A State of War: U.S. Military History as Policy History"-- A Roundtable

Beth Bailey, Temple University

Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Peter Mansoor, Mershon Center/Ohio State University

Stephen Ortiz, Bowling Green State University

Jonathan Reed Winkler, Wright State University


"The Media and Politics" -- A Roundtable

Richard R. John, Columbia University

Joe Hallett, Senior Editor, The Columbus Dispatch

Paul Starr, Princeton University


"American Economic Crises in Historical Perspective"

David Robertson, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Chair

Michael Bernstein, Tulane University

Robert M. Collins, University of Missouri, Columbia

Monica Prasad, Northwestern University

David M. Hart, George Mason University