Conf/CfP - Reinterpreting Cities, 24-27 August 2016, Helsinki, Finland

Publish Date: Jul 01, 2015

Deadline: Jul 15, 2015

Event Dates: from Aug 24, 2016 12:00 to Aug 27, 2016 12:00

We warmly welcome you to the 13th International Conference on Urban History which will take place in the scenic seaside city of Helsinki from the 24th to the 27th August 2016. As well as the official conference programme of lectures and sessions, there will be a lively social programme including receptions, a conference dinner and the opportunity to visit major cultural sites in and around Helsinki, as well other cities of the region such as industrial Tampere, medieval Tallinn, and imperial St Petersburg.

Paper proposal

To submit a paper proposal, registration to the abstract system is required.

Abstracts of paper proposals should not exceed 300 words.

Start of paper proposals submission: June 15, 2015
Deadline for paper proposals submission: October 31, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: December 15, 2015

Important: Paper proposals and full texts can only by submitted online, via the EAUH2016 website If sent by post or email will not be accepted.

Paper submission

The session organisers will decide on the contents of their session and will make the final selection of papers. The authors of the accepted paper proposals will be invited to submit the full text (max. 5000 words) to the abstract and paper system. The abstract system is required. The papers will be made available to all participants of the conference in a restricted web area.

Deadline for full text submissions: August 15, 2016


The registration will open in December 2015. However, you will find more detailed registration information on this page in May 2015.

The early registration fee will be around 250-280€. The fee will be confirmed in summer 2015. The International Committee of EAUH has decided that there will be a significant number of registration bursaries available for postgraduate doctoral and postdoctoral students without paid posts under 35 years (on 24th September 2016).


The Association has bursaries for postgraduate doctoral and postdoctoral students without paid posts under 35 years (on 24th September 2016). The bursaries cover the full registration costs of students whose papers have been accepted for sessions, but all other costs (e.g. travel, accommodation) must be paid by the applicant. There will also be a limited number of Travel Bursaries to be announced later.

The first closing date for applications is 28th February 2016. The main allocation of bursaries will be made in March 2016. Funding permitting, there will be a second allocation of a smaller number of grants at the end of May. For this round the closing date is 12th May 2016.

Conference venue

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is the oldest university in Finland. Today it is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world, having an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff.

The University of Helsinki currently has eleven faculties comprising various departments and institutes. The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, which hosts the EUAH 2016 conference, is the largest department in the Faculty of Arts. Well known for its research and teaching, the department has over 1,000 major degree students.

The conference takes place in the University Main Building, which is located on Senate Square in the historic centre of Helsinki, close to the Lutheran Cathedral, the Prime Minister’s office and City Hall. The classical-style University Main Building was designed by the German architect C. L. Engel as part of his overall scheme for the new capital city of Helsinki in the early-nineteenth century.

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