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European Social Science History Conference

The ESSHC aims 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. More information on the ESSHC webpages.

ESSHC Conference 2018

The ESSHC 2018 will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 4 - 7  April 2018. More information on this conference (location, programme, hotels and registration).


The European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Institute of Social History (IISH), an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences.
At the IISH Els Hiemstra is responsible for the ESSHC.


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
e-mail: esshc@iisg.nl