The PSA Politics & History specialist group was set up in 2016. Its aim is to promote a better dialogue between political scientists and political historians. We set the group up because we felt that in the UK each of these disciplines was quite inward-looking and when they did engage tended to talk past each other. Our hope is that a richer dialogue will work to the benefit of both disciplines. The group is led by Dr David Jeffery (University of Liverpool), Emily Stacey (Oxford Brookes), and Adam Waddingham (University of Manchester).
Becoming an official member of our group helps us put together events, talks, and other ways that allows us to keep you better informed of what we are up to. Please join us by signing in and pressing 'Request Group Membership' on the right hand side of the page.
We publish a quarterly newsletter for members which showcases the work of the group and our members, as well forthcoming talks and events. If you would like to be featured in the forthcoming edition, please email Adam.
The group hosts an Annual Conference once a year. This year, the theme will be 'Your Street to Downing Street' and it will be held on Friday 16th October 2020. See the event tab for further information.
If you would like to know more about the group, be involved in it more actively, or are interested in co-organising an event with us then please do get in touch with one of the committee members listed below.
The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”
Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.
If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via SpecialistGroups@psa.ac.uk or with Arianna Giovannini (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Specialist Groups Trustee