There have been, and will be, numerous conferences about the causes and consequences of Britain’s departure from the European Union. This conference was not one of them. Rather, we chose to think about history in light of Brexit.
Our event brought together PhD students from universities across Europe to explore the questions that Brexit poses for how historians should think about the political history of Europe. You can find the full programme here.
The purpose of this website is to act as a record of our conversations. The pre-circulated papers of the conference will be published here, alongside broader summaries of the conference proceedings.
Our meeting is the annual conference of the Association of Political History. To find out more about the organisation, you can visit its website.
We are also pleased to say that our conference was co-sponsored by the Strand Group and the History of Parliament Trust.
In the Press
- 'Brexit is not a product of history: it’s something entirely new' (KCL's Professor David Edgerton in The New Statesman)
- 'By blocking Brexit Labour is betraying the whole point of its existence' (The Telegraph)
- '"It can be marshalled to support almost anything": Why both sides of the Brexit debate are obsessed with history' (The New Statesman)
Association for Political History
The History of Parliament
The Strand Group
If you would like to know more about the conference, please do get in touch with Thomas Kelsey: