Call for Pa­pers for Baltic Con­nec­tions 2021 (April 2021)

The Baltic Connections 2021: a (Hy­brid) Conference in So­cial Science His­tory will take place at the University of Helsinki, Finland, from April 20 to 21. It is hosted by the University of Helsinki and the discipline of Economic and Social History here. They 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.

Potential topics include but are not limited to trade, migration, comparative development, international political economy and the diffusion and transplantation of institutions, ideas and cultural influences. Moreover, they want to promote interdisciplinary encounters and discussions, with the goal of bringing together scholars working in Western, Nordic, Central and East European, Baltic, and Russian universities. They are open to proposals that incorporate new digital technologies and ideas for roundtables.

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2021. 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 15 at the latest. Proposals can be submitted to balticsocsciencehist@gmail.com.
There will be a limited number of travel grants for participants coming from abroad; indicate in your submission if you want to apply.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease situation, the Baltic Connections 2021 will be a hybrid conference, making it possible and safe to participate from everywhere around the world while concurrently allowing live participation for locals and those able to travel from safer regions. They will closely follow the Coronavirus situation and will switch to an online only mode if it is required to guarantee safe participation.

The organizing institutions are University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, the Finnish Society for the History of Technology, and the Finnish Economic History Association. For more information, please email balticsocsciencehist@gmail.com.
More details as https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/baltic-connections/

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