Every two years the Journal of Policy History and the Institute for Political History sponsor a conference on policy history. Since the first Policy History Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri, 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 biennial conferences bring together academy scholars, independent scholars and graduate students to share their research. Many of the papers presented eventually appear in academic journals and other publications.
Co-hosted by the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, the 2016 Policy History Conference will be held June 1-4 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.