The 30th Congress of Nordic Historians 2021, Gothenburg 9-12 August

Call for Papers for the 30th Congress of Nordic Historians 2021 has been published. The main theme of the 2021 Congress is ‘Global and local’.

The 30th Congress of Nordic Historians will be held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 9–12 August 2021. The main organisers are the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Historical Society, and the Nordic Committee for Historians in collaboration with the Unit of Economic History and the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at the University of Gothenburg.

The programme will consist of keynote lectures, thematic sessions, roundtable discussions and sessions of individual presentations. The keynote speakers are Professor Maya Jasanoff, Harvard University (USA), and Professor Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

The main theme of the 2021 Congress is ‘The global and the local’. By choosing this theme, the organisers want to emphasize the connections that have existed and still exist between the global and the local and how these have influenced and keep influencing each other. In addition to the main theme, the Congress will also provide ample space for presentations of other research produced by Nordic historians, or by non-Nordic historians working on Nordic history.

The organisers call for proposals for individual papers, thematic sessions, or roundtable discussions. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2020, and notices of acceptance will be sent out no later than 30 November 2020.

For further information and Call for papers, visit the conference website: 30:e Nordiska Historikermötet 2021.

The Congress of Nordic Historians - Nordiska Historikermötet - has a long history with the first meeting arranged in 1905 in Lund (Sweden).  Since then the Congress has circulated between different universities in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg has previously hosted the meeting in 1923 and 1951. List of the meetings in found on the page of Nordic History Studies. The 2021 meeting coincides with the 400th anniversary of the city of Gothenburg.