Report: Women Entering the Parliamentary Stage

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Call for Papers: Migration in the Modern History of Central Europe


Centre 2/2019 – Call for Papers

Issue Theme: Migration in the Modern History of Central Europe

Deadline for submissions: June 30th, 2019


Publication languages: Czech, English, German

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Report: Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Diversity and Representation in the 20th and 21st Century

Der erste Workshop des aktuellen ERC-Forschungsprojektes betrachtete die Rolle und Transformation von Parlamenten in imperialen und post-imperialen Kontexten des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Ein besonders Augenmerk lag dabei auf der Geschichte der politischen Repräsentation sowie der deliberativen Entscheidungsfindung im parlamentarischen Diskurs. Der Workshop bot Wissenschaftlern unterschiedlicher Disziplinen, darunter Historikern und Politikwissenschaftlern, ein Forum und hatte den interdisziplinären Austausch zwischen Osteuropa- und Ostasienstudien zum Ziel.

Eurasian Parliamentary Practices and Political Mythologies: Imperial Legacies, Diversities, and Representations in the 20th and 21st Century


The provisional program of the Workshop "Eurasian Parliamentary Practices and Political Mythologies: Imperial Legacies, Diversities, and Representations in the 20th and 21st Century," to take place in Heidelberg on June 17-18, 2019, is now online.

Women Entering Parliamentary Stage


Conference "Entering the Parliamentary Stage – Women in Parliament and Politics in international Comparison"


Although the movement for women’s suffrage communicated transnationally and was linked internationally, the common goal of introducing women’s suffrage was achieved at very different times and under unequal conditions: while the spectacular actions of the British suffragettes only achieved gradual success from 1920 onwards, in Finland a not particularly strong women’s movement had already asserted itself in 1906. In France, on the other hand, the right to vote was only introduced after the Second World War.

Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2018 is out!


We are happy to inform you that the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of newsletter has just been published. Do enjoy the Holiday season! 

You can read the news from parliamentary history research here:

Conference report: On parliaments during war and revolutions, St.Petersburg, Oct. 2 2018

Workshop: Parliamentarianism and Representative Democracy in Crisis of War, Revolution, and Collapse of Empires, 2 October 2018, St. Petersburg

Brief report: Conference "Century of Women MPs"

On 5-7 September, London's University of Westminster and the History of Parliament hosted the "Century of Women MPs" conference. What seemed to be an event commemorating the extension of electoral rights of 1918 in the UK, turned out be a fascinating picture of British female pioneers in Parliament as well as later presence of women in politics. was there, Carla von Baalen talked about a clash about women's employment in the Dutch parliament in the 1950s and Adéla Gjuričová described the puzzle of female representation in communist legislatures.

Scholarship: Bourse en études parlementaires, spécialité science politique et/ou droit public