CfP: European Social Science History Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden, 12-15 April 2023. Health and Environment Network

The 14th European Social Science History Conference will take place on 12-15 April 2023. It is organized by the International Institute of Social History in co-operation with the University of 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. 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.

The conference is organized in 27 thematic networks. Dr Ida Milne (Maynooth University) and Dr Ian Miller (Ulster University) are co-chairs of the Health and Environment network. This network addresses the basics of human wellbeing: health and human environment. Both fields are connected to (almost) all other fields of life, so presentations can address a wide range of health and environment related topics, including social, scientific, cultural, medical, economic, political or climate related aspects.

We are currently welcoming individual papers and sessions (with four speakers). We encourage alternative formats (e.g. meet the author, roundtable, workshop, film with introduction).

Please feel free to get in touch with the network chairs to discuss proposals and ideas.
To submit abstracts, register and for further information, please visit