The Departments of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are pleased to host the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Political Methodology.  PolMeth XXIX will be held July 19-21 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC.

The Society for Political Methodology, the National Science Foundation, and the host institution have supported a summer conference in political methodology since 1984.  Recent past conferences have been hosted at Princeton University, the University of IowaYale University, the University of MichiganPenn State, and UC Davis.

Recent Updates

  • Click here for information on where to pick up the bus each morning to get to the conference.
  • The weather will be warm in Chapel Hill this week but the air conditioning in the Friday Center tends to work very well. You may get cold after several hours inside.
  • Please upload your paper to the Society’s working paper archive, located here.
  • For information on restaurants and bars in Chapel Hill, see this post.
  • If you are staying in the residence halls, you can check in at the Kenan Residence Hall. The address is 112 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
  • The conference program is available here. Please report errors to polmeth2012@unc.edu. Presenters can bring slides on a USB drive or on their own laptops.


Sponsors of the meeting are the Departments of Political Science at UNC and Duke, the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the Social Science Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, and the Society for Political Methodology.