Welcome to the

14th Swedish Economic History Meeting

in collaboration with the

2nd  Annual Conference of the Scandinavian Society for Economic

and Social History  

7-9 October 2021

at the School of Business, Economics and Law,

University of Gothenburg


We are pleased to announce that the meeting will actually take place in Gothenburg. The registration for the conference is now open. It closes on October 1. We have received many questions about online participation. This conference cannot be a so-called hybrid conference. The reason is that the lecture halls do not offer the necessary equipment allowing interactions between online participants and those in the lecture halls. We understand that many of you will have difficulties to travel to Gothenburg because of the short notice and of corona restrictions. It would be unfortunate, though, if many of the panels be cancelled. Therefore, we would suggest that the panels that cannot be held in Gothenburg remain on the conference venue as zoom meetings. Those who are in Gothenburg but wish to participate in a panel that is a zoom meeting do so through their own laptops. There is no registration fee attached to online (only) participation. But for the record we urge all participants, whether going to Gothenburg or organizing only a zoom meeting, to register for the conference. In the registration form, choose “I will attend online only”. 

Please remember to book your accomodation

The Unit for Economic History, Department of Economy and Society, School of Business, Economics

and Law, University of Gothenburg, on behalf of the Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social

History and the Swedish Economic History Society hereby invite scholars to the joint

fourteenth biannual Swedish Economic History Meeting and the second annual Conference of the Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social History.


The Swedish Economic History Meeting is established as an important forum for collaboration and dialogue amongst economic historians in Sweden and increasingly for colleagues from other Scandinavian countries and beyond. It is widely attended by PhD candidates as well as established researchers. As in Uppsala in 2019, this meeting is jointly organized as an All-Nordic conference. We hope that the conference will attract broad international participation.

The conference mainly consists of parallel working panels composed around proposals from contributors and prospective attendants from all over Scandinavia. A wide range of subject matters will be discussed. There will also be keynote presentations and special opportunities for doctoral students to present their thesis projects. Moreover, there will be administrative meetings for Heads of Departments and Director of studies, and for the national and Scandinavian Economic history associations.

The list of accepted panels is accessible through the link below. Those interested in presenting a paper in a particular panel should preferably contact the panel organizer directly. It is also possible, though, to submit paper proposals (including abstract) to the conference organizers: ehm2021@econhist.gu.se. The deadline for paper proposals is May 31 2021. On June 7, we will require from the panel organizers the full list of papers (including abstracts) included in the panel.

Accepted panels

For PhD students

Contact details

Organising committe 2021: ehm2021@econhist.gu.se