BALTIC CONNECTIONS: Conference in Social Science History

BALTIC CONNECTIONS: Conference in Social Science History
University of Jyväskylä, Finland, March 26-27, 2020
University of Jyväskylä, Finland, March 26-27, 2020

Baltic Connections 2020 cancelled, welcome to the Baltic Connections 2021!

Dear Conferees,

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the following safety measures in Finland and around the world, we have made the decision to cancel the Baltic Connections 2020 conference. The situation in Finland and especially in the Jyväskylä region is not severe yet (three cases), but hundreds of flights have already been cancelled, many have had to cancel their participation due to institutional travel restrictions, and it is understandable that people have personal doubts about travelling at a time like this.

All of the registration fees already paid will be refunded. We will contact you on this after the university decides on guidelines.

To offer some further consolation, all the papers accepted to this year's conference will be automatically accepted to the Baltic Connections 2021 in Helsinki, Finland. Keynotes there will be Joel Mokyr (Northwestern), Jenny Andersson (Uppsala University), and Arja Turunen (University of Jyväskylä).

For our part, we apologize any inconvenience the cancellation causes. We wish good health to all of you and hope to see you in Helsinki in the spring of 2021!

Baltic Connections 2020 Conference Committee

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The Baltic Connections 2020 will take place at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from March 26 to 27, and is hosted by the Department of History and Ethnology and co-hosted by the discipline of Economic and Social History at the University of Helsinki. As with the inaugural conference last year in Helsinki, we aim to bring together scholars working on comparative, economic, social, global, and other types of history and related social sciences to address various “East- West” historical processes and events as well as comparative and transnational analysis, including at the Baltic region, Europe, and the world.

The second Riitta Hjerppe Lecture in Social Science History will be given by Stephen Broadberry (University of Oxford). Further outstanding keynotes will be delivered by Kerstin Enflo (Lund University) and Sakari Saaritsa (University of Helsinki).