Call for Papers

The European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) invites submissions to its conference to be held from July 17 to July 20, 2018. The conference is hosted by the department of Theory and History of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and organized in collaboration with Open University of the Netherlands.

Oral presentations, posters, sessions or workshops may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioural and social sciences or with related historiographic and methodological issues (including those related to digital history). This year we particularly invite submissions that deal with external factors – political, ethical, economical or otherwise – that lead to marginalization of theoretical and historical research in the human, behavioural and social sciences.

Guidelines for submissions
Any submission should include the following: name, email and institutional address of the first author. Please indicate clearly the submission type: oral presentation, poster, session or workshop.

  • Proposals for oral presentations should contain a 500-600 word abstract in
    English plus a short bibliography. If the presentation itself will be held in another language, please indicate this in your proposal.
  • Proposals for posters should contain a 300 word abstract in English and a short bibliography.
  • Proposals for a session, workshop or round-table should contain a 500-600
    word rationale of the event, plus a short bibliography, as well as a short abstract for each individual contribution to the event.

Please send your proposal as attachment in MSWord (.doc/.docx) to the head of the programme committee: Jannes Eshuis (

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.

Travel stipends
A limited number of travel stipends will be available for students, or scholars that
otherwise might be in need of economic support. Only those who present a paper or poster are eligible. If you wish to apply for a travel stipend please indicate this clearly along with your submission.

For more information on the conference please check:

If you have any questions about the conference, please direct them at Jannes Eshuis:

If you have any questions about the pre-conference workshop, please write to Jeremy Burman:

Jannes Eshuis
Maarten Derksen
Jeremy Burman
Stefan Gruijters