Welcome to the HNR Conference 2021!

The 6th Historical Network Research conference „Historical Networks – Réseaux Historiques – Historische Netzwerke“ hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, will take place from Wednesday, June 30th until Friday, July 2nd, 2021. The conference will run over three days opening with a workshop day and two conference days. We hope that the participants will be able to meet in person. Depending on the course of the Covid19 pandemic, the conference will be either realised as a hybrid (on-site + remote attendance and presentation) or a full online event. The decision about the format will be announced on March 15th, 2021.

As for now, the call for papers is closed. We thank all contributers for their submissions! We will notify you about the state of your submission around March 15th.

Registration for the conference and the workshops will open in the spring of 2021. There will be no fee for registration, but for the workshops, there will be a limited amount of places.

We look forward to welcoming you in Luxembourg!

The Historical Networks – Réseaux Historiques – Historische Netzwerke 2021 Organisers:
Laurent Beauguitte (CNRS | Paris)
Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)
Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)
Antonio Fiscarelli (University of Luxembourg)
Claire Lemercier (CNRS | Paris)
Ingeborg van Vugt (University of Utrecht)

The C²DH

Logo of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

The conference is supported by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). The C²DH is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching.


The Campus can be easily reached by car or train (station „Belval-Université“, direct connection from Luxembourg main station).

Further information regarding location, travel and accomodation can be found on the location page.


JanuaryFirst Call for Papers
01.03.2020Extended Deadline for Submissions via Easychair
15.03.2020Notification of Acceptance
19.06.2020Virtual Keynote Event
November 2020updated call for papers for HNR 2021
15.01.2021Deadline for submissions via Easychair
30.06.–02.07.2021HNR Conference (1 Day Workshops, 2 Days Sessions)
summer 2021Invitation of Selected Articles to JHNR

Questions, suggestions, notes regarding the conference? Drop us a line at conference@historicalnetworkresearch.org or tweet us at @hnr_org: #hnr2021!