Twelfth European Social Science History Conference

Twelfth European Social Science History Conference

Professor Stefan Berger, Institut für soziale Bewegungen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Professor Berber Bevernage, History Department, Ghent University - University Forum (Ufo); Professor Thomas Welskopp, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie , Abteilung Geschichtswissenschaft Universität Bielefeld; ESSHC Conference Secretariat, c/o International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
United Kingdom
Vom - Bis
04.04.2018 - 07.04.2018
Prof. Stefan Berger

Call for Papers for the ESSHC Theory and Historiography Network

The Twelfth European Social Science History Conference will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 4th to 7th April 2018. The ESSHC aims to bring together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the past. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. It is organized in a large number of networks that cover a certain topic (e.g. criminal justice, family, social inequality). The Theory and Historiography network is interested in proposals for panels (consisting of three papers and a comment), roundtables (more oriented to discussion than the formal presentation of panels) and ‘meet the author’ sessions (where there is a pathbreaking publication of a monograph, not older than two years) on theoretical and historiograpical topics. There is a special interest in comparative and transnational approaches. In 2018 we would like to encourage proposals in particular in the realm of ‘Historicising and Theorising Public History’. Other possible themes include but are not limited to:
- the question of the theoretical frameworks underpinning and the theoretical challenges created by the rise of global history and 'big' ecological approaches to history (e.g.
implied in the notion of the anthropocene).
- the question on how our historical consciousness and related ideas of the 'makeability'
of history has been changing under the influence under the influence of among other things the global ecological crisis and the regional but also very extensive humanitarian crises.
- the challenges of Europeanisation, e.g. rising nationalisms, and the crisis of Europe for contemporary historiography
- the historiographies of social movements, both old and new

The deadline for proposals is 15 May 2017.

The Twelfth European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International lnstitute of Social History. For details see:

One copy of the panel proposal should be sent to the conference secretariat (address below) and one copy to each of the three co-chairs of the network.

Further information and an electronic pre-registration form for the Conference can be obtained from the Conference Internet site at or from the conference secretariat:



ESSHC Conference Secretariat
c/o International Institute of Social History
Cruquiusweg 31
P.O. Box 2169
1000 CD Amsterdam
the Netherlands
tel: + 31 20 66 858 66
fax: + 31 20 66 541 81