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Elections and electoral corruption in the Modern era (1500-1800)

Élections et corruption électorale à l’époque moderne (1500-1800)

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2014


Les élections et la corruption sont deux champs de recherche qui font l’objet de plusieurs manifestations scientifiques et publications au cours de la dernière décennie sans être vraiment mis en relation. En rassemblant des chercheurs sur ces deux objets d’étude, le colloque a pour objectif d’aborder une thématique encore peu explorée, celle de la corruption électorale.



The organizing committee of the conference Elections and Electoral Corruption in the Early Modern Period (1500-1800) invites paper proposals from prospective speakers.

For the past few years, we have observed an increased interest in elections as an object of historical research. The same applies to the research on corruption, especially on political corruption, which has led to numerous conferences and publications over the last decade. Bringing researchers from both fields together, our conference aims to fathom the field of electoral corruption.

We invite prospective speakers to present their research on political as well as ecclesiastical votes. The focus will be set on the electoral system (itself) as well as on the campaigns before and after the vote. Special attention shall be paid to the acts manipulation of elections as well as the legal and societal response. We are looking for both case studies on specific events and/or regions as well as comparative and conceptual approaches. The conference covers the early modern period, however, contributions dealing with the transition period to modernity (Sattelzeit) are appreciated as well.

Guidelines submission

The conference will take place in Berne on 12-14 March 2015. Travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the conference committee. The presentations may be hold in French or English, the following debate will be in English. Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words. Submissions should include name, durable contact details as well as a detailed CV and list of publications.

The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2015.

In order to contribute to gender equality in academic research the conference committee strongly encourages young female researchers to submit proposals.

For more information about the conference or to submit an abstract, please email at: florian.schmitz@hist.unibe.ch


  • Berne, Switzerland (3012)


  • Thursday, January 15, 2015


  • élection, corruption


  • Maud Harivel
    courriel : maud [dot] harivel [at] hotmail [dot] fr

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  • Maud Harivel
    courriel : maud [dot] harivel [at] hotmail [dot] fr


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« Elections and electoral corruption in the Modern era (1500-1800) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, December 22, 2014, https://calenda.org/312087

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