We are glad to announce that the 14th European Social Science History Conference 2022 is organized by the Papers International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam in co-operation with the University of Gothenburg and will take place on April 20-23, 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The aim of the ESSHC is bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. The conference welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period. It is organized in 27 thematic networks.
Hereby, we are inviting you to send your paper or session proposal for the ESSHC Culture Network. You are free to suggest any theme as long as it relates to various aspects of culture, cultural history, art history, media, etc. The Culture Network welcomes all proposals referring to (but not only) visual culture; news and popular media; tourism; leisure; design history, architecture and town planning; photography in social studies; digital history; the study of emotions; material culture; folklore; cultural diversity and border culture; collective memory politics; Cold War culture; utopian visions; as well as innovative approaches to the study of cultures and cultural history. The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2021.
How to propose a paper: Fill out the pre-registration form which can accessed at https://esshc.socialhistory.org. Include an abstract of your paper (250–500 words). Please send in your form before May 15, 2021.
Session proposals and pre-organized sessions are particularly welcomed.
Session formats can vary between panel sessions, roundtables, meet-the-author sessions, film sessions (a film introduced by and discussed with the makers), debates, a project start-up brainstorm, as well as anything innovative in form that will enrich the conference. Please, feel free to discuss details about the preferred session format with the network chairs.
How to organise a session: Gather four speakers who each will present a paper on a related topic, a chair, and a commentator who will introduce the discussion with a prepared comment on the papers. The roles of the session organiser, chair and commentator can be fulfilled by the same or by different persons. When inviting the participants, please, make sure that they do not all come from the same university and country. Confirm participation and arrange with these individuals the (date of) exchange of papers and the way the session will be conducted. If possible, have one or more substitute speakers at hand in case of withdrawal of one of the speakers. Submit the proposal for a session with a pre-registration form for each individual speaker. Contact the speakers regularly to make sure that the preparation is going according to plan.
If you have any questions and would like to discuss your proposal before submitting them, please contact the Culture Network chairs:
The deadline for paper and session proposals is 15 May 2021. Prof. Jan Lucassen Award PhD students are invited to enter their paper for the Prof. Jan Lucassen Award for best paper by a PhD student in the conference programme. For more information on the prize and how to enter visit esshc.iisg.amsterdam. More information Please visit our website esshc.iisg.amsterdam to find out more about the ESSHC, the conference fee and how to register or contact the conference secretariat: European Social Science History Conference 2022 c/o International Institute of Social History PO Box 2169 1000 CD Amsterdam The Netherlands +31 20 66 858 66 14th ESSHC, april esshc.iisg.amsterdam