The European Social Science History Conference will take place in various locations across the various locations of Leiden University and is expected to attract 1750 scholars to the city. The aim of the ESSHC is to bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences.
The conference is characterized by a lively, small group exchange, rather than in formal plenary sessions. The conference is organized in many networks covering specific topics. It welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period.