BALTIC CONNECTIONS: a Conference in Social Science History

BALTIC CONNECTIONS: a Conference in Social Science History
University of Helsinki, Finland, April 20-21, 2021
University of Helsinki, Finland, April 20-21, 2021

Deadline extended until March 16

We have extended the submission deadline until March 16 to match the preceding Technology Workshop deadline. Please send your proposals to If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Matti La Mela,

Also, don't forget the session track on History of Technology and Industry mentioned in the Call for Papers. To submit to this track, please email The Finnish Quarterly for the History of Technology offers conference participants the possibility to submit their papers for fast track consideration in the Journal.

Hybrid to online only

NB! Due to the global Covid-19 situation, the University of Helsinki has decided that all international conferences must be held as online only events until the end of August 2021. Therefore, Baltic Connections 2021 will take place online on Zoom, and we can no longer call our event 'hybrid'. Experience from the last 10 months or so has shown that it is possible to organize well functioning academic events online, so let's try to make the best of the situation on our path to the next normal! 

Call for Papers open for Baltic Connections 2021!

The Baltic Connections 2021 will take place at the University of Helsinki, Finland, from April 20 to 21. As with the earlier conferences in Helsinki and Jyväskylä, 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 Joel Mokyr (Northwestern). Further solid keynotes will be delivered by Jenny Andersson (CNRS, Uppsala University), and Arja Turunen (University of Jyväskylä).

The deadline for proposals is March 16, 2021. In addition to individual papers, proposals for three to four paper panels are appreciated. The conferees will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis and on March 21 at the latest. Proposals can be submitted to All the papers accepted for the cancelled 2020 conference are automatically accepted for the 2021 conference.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease situation, the Baltic Connections 2021 will be an online conference, making it possible and safe to participate from everywhere around the world.