Monday, May 14, 2018

Program Available: 2018 Policy History Conference

Every two years the Journal of Policy History and the Institute for Political History sponsor a conference on policy history. According to the website, "the primary goal behind the conference has been to provide an interdisciplinary forum for presentations and roundtable discussions on policy history topics and recent policy history research." The 2018 conference will be held in Tempe, Arizona, on May 16- 19. The program, available online, features a number of sessions of interest, particularly:
Session 1-A: "Risking the Republic: Federal Policy and Financial Change in the Postwar Era," with Christy Ford Chapin, Sean Vanatta, Peter Conti-Brown, commentary by Mark Rose;
Panel 4-C: "Conservative Challenges to the Great Society," chair and commentator, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer;
Roundtable 3-H: Roundtable Discussion of Laura Phillips Sawyer’s American Fair Trade: Proprietary Capitalism, Corporatism, and the ‘New Competition,’ 1890-1940, with Benjamin Waterhouse, Victoria Saker Woeste, and Joanna Grisinger, chaired by Elizabeth Sanders
Roundtable 4-C: Roundtable Discussion of Edward Balleisen’s Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff, with Cristie Ford, Pamela W. Laird, Ajay Mehrotra, and Robert Horowitz; chaired by Benjamin Waterhouse and commentary by Edward Balleisen
For complete information about the meeting, please see the conference website.