European Social Science History Conferences

The aim of the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) is to bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences.

The conference is characterized by a lively, small group exchange, rather than in formal plenary sessions. The conference is organized in many networks covering specific topics. It welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period.

Read more about the ESSHC and past conferences at the website Go to ESSHC 2016 for more information on the preliminary programme of the 2016 conference that will take place in Valencia, Spain.

The World History Network - 11th ESSHC 2016, Valencia

The World History Network is led by Matthias Middell (Leipzig University, Germany) and Holger Weiss (Abo Akademi, Finland). The major theme for the World History network at the ESSHC will be Trans-national and Trans-regional Actors.
Among the panels already in the works are:

  • International Organizations and Cultural Entrepreneurs
  • Theories of Revolution, Reform and Democracy
  • Networks of Transnational Actors
  • Civil Society Actors Moralizing Global Markets
  • Trans-regional Studies and Social History

In addition they are planning a session following the previously very successful format “Meet the Author” organized around a monograph commented from different angles by a group of specialists.
For more information on this network please consult this webpage.