Baltic Connections 2023 Call for Papers Open

The Baltic Connections 2023 will take place at the University of Helsinki, Finland, from June 7 to 9. It is hosted by the University of Helsinki and the discipline of Economic and Social History here. As with the earlier conferences in Helsinki and Jyväskylä, we bring together scholars working on comparative, economic, social, and global history and related social sciences to address “East-West” historical processes and events as well as comparative and transnational analysis, including at the Baltic Sea Region, Europe, and the world.

The fourth Riitta Hjerppe Lecture in Social Science History will be given by Price Fishback (University of Arizona). Further solid keynotes will be delivered by Kateřina Lišková (Masaryk University), and Antero Holmila (University of Jyväskylä).

The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2023. In addition to individual papers, proposals for whole three to four paper panels are appreciated. The participants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis and on March 30 at the latest. Proposals can be submitted to

The conference hosts a track on History of Technology and Industry sponsored by the Finnish Society for the History of Technology. To submit to this track, please email Moreover, the Finnish Quarterly for the History of Technology, Tekniikan Waiheita, offers conference participants the possibility to submit their papers for fast-track consideration in the journal. Please read more in Call for Papers.

The Scandinavian Economic History Review is also offering the possibility for participants at the conference to submit their papers for fast-track consideration for publication. Please remember to note that you are submitting for the fast track when you apply for the conference.

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