2013 Conference

8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY: 

Elections and American Political Development

CO-SPONSORED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY, CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Princeton University, FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013

Breakfast 9:30-10:00

PANEL 1 10:00-12:30

Jeff Pasley, University of Missouri, “The Devolution of 1800: Jefferson’s Election and the Birth of American Government”

Sean Wilentz, Princeton University, “1844 and the Incipient Decline of the Second Party System.”

Adam Smith, UCL, “Parties and Political Imagination in the Presidential Election of 1860.”

Richard John, Columbia University, “Money, Media and the Election of 1884”

LUNCH 12:30-1

PANEL 2 1-3

Kevin Kruse, Princeton University, “Did 1952 Electoral Outcome Make a Difference”

Julian Zelizer, Princeton University, “Changing the Political Landscape: The Election of 1964”

Meg Jacobs, MIT, “1980: Victory Without Success”

BREAK  3-3:30

PERSPECTIVES FROM POLITICAL SCIENCE 3:30-5:00

Keith Whittington, Princeton University

Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University

Charles Cameron, Princeton University

Paul Frymer, Princeton University

Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University

7:00-11:00

Cocktails and Dinner

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

BREAKFAST 9:00-9:30

PANEL 3 9:30-11:30

Elizabeth Sanders, Cornell University, “1916: The Radicalisation of Wilson’s Progressivism”

Bruce Schulman, Boston University, “Farewell to the ‘Smoke-Filled Room’: Parties, Interests, Public Relations, and the Election of 1924”

Gareth Davies, Oxford University, “The New Deal in 1940: Embattled or Embedded?”

LUNCH 11:30-12:30

PANEL 4 12:30-2:30

Andrew Preston, Cambridge University, “Foreign Policy and Electoral Politics”

Jay Sexton, Oxford University, “Anglophobia in Nineteenth Century America”

Brian Balogh, University of Virginia, “The Communications Infrastructure of Presidential Elections: 1960 to the Present”

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS 2:30-3:30

Tony Badger, Cambridge University

Gareth Davies, Oxford University

Bruce Schulman, Bruce University

Julian Zelizer, Princeton University