5th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social History

All sessions will be in English. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for full sessions or even tracks.

Sessions can be ninety minutes long (usually three papers). Tracks may combine up to three sessions to allow for a broader discussion. Individual papers will be organised in thematic sessions by the organising committee.

Please note that although contributions on Nordic and Baltic economic, social, and business history are particularly encouraged, all topics are welcome.


Paper proposals

  • The title of the paper
  • Contact details for the author/speaker
  • A 200-word paper abstract
  • An indication of whether you wish to be considered for the Scandinavian Economic History Review fast track (see below).




Submission deadline: 15 June 2024

Session/Track proposals

  • The title of the session/track
  • Contact details for the organiser.
  • A brief description of the session/track’s theme, focus and objectives.
  • Contact details and brief abstract of all participants and their papers.
  • An indication of whether any of the papers wish to be considered for the Scandinavian Economic History Review fast track (see below).

Submission deadline: 15 June 2024

Important deadlines

Submission of paper proposal 15 June 2024
Notification of acceptance 30 June 2024
Deadline for submission of full paper for fast track Tba
Deadline for submission of full paper Tba


Fast-track consideration for publication

The Scandinavian Economic History Review is offering the possibility for participants at the conference to submit their papers for fast-track consideration for publication. Please remember to note that you are submitting for the fast track when you apply for the conference. An initial screening will be made, based on the submitted abstract. If an abstract is accepted for the fast track, authors will be required to submit a full version of the paper through the SEHR online submission platform two weeks before the conference at the latest.

The papers will be presented at separate “fast track sessions”, where an SEHR editor will be present and provide feedback on your work. The authors of the very best submissions will be invited to revise their papers based on these comments within three weeks, and the resubmissions will then be subject to the usual peer review process, with an initial decision made by the end of January 2025. Please note, that the fast track does not in any way preclude other papers from being submitted to the Review.

“Heckscher Prize”

At the meeting, we will award the annual “Heckscher Prize” of €400 for the best article published in the Review in the previous year. This award is named after Scandinavia’s perhaps most famous economic historian, Eli Heckscher, an article by whom was posthumously published in the first issue of the Review.