Welcome to the HNR Conference 2021!

The 6th Historical Network Research conference hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, will take place in summer 2021. The exact date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible.

As the conference was originally supposed to take place in June 2020 but had to be rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid-19, submission for papers and posters accepted in the first Call of Papers will be automatically accepted for HNR 2021 as well. However, a second updated Call will follow in the autumn of 2020.

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 organizing committee

Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)
Antonio Fiscarelli (University of Luxembourg)
Ingeborg van Vugt (University of Utrecht)
Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)
Tom Brughmans (Aarhus University)

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
fall 2020updated call of papers for HNR 2021
summer 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 HNR2020@historicalnetworkresearch.org or tweet us at @hnr_org: #hnr2021!