Report of ESSHC 2016 Day 2

31 March was the second day of the European Social Science History Conference 2016. The biggest conference for historians in Europe. It is organized by the International Intstitute of Social History, Amsterdam.

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  1. During the whole conference the registration desk team is present.
  2. The AMSAB institute, from Belgium, has it's own table opposite the registration desk.
  3. At March 31 one could choose out of 90 different sessions. Subjects varied from ' Rape and sexual violence in early modern Europe' to ' Text and digital spatial history', and from ' Ideology and politics in European memories' to ' Auctions as market platforms in seventeenth to nineteenth century Europe'.
  4. A session on storytelling was attended by almost 100 people. A very popular subject!
  5. There was a session on energy in the countryside:
  6. And one on the history of crime:
  7. There was a session on photography as a source:
  8. And one Eastern European migration as political propaganda:
  9. The general meeting of the conference was in the beautiful Palau de la Musica.
  10. Since 2014 the Jan Lucassen Award is awarded during the general meeting. It is for the best paper by a PhD student at the conference.
  11. They won the price for their paper: ' Weather Shocks, social upheaval and cash crops: Evidence from colonial tropical Africa'. Unfortunately Kostadis Papaioannou was not present
  12. Michiel de Haas and Kostadis Papaioannou win Jan Lucassen award for the best paper by a PHD at #esshc2016
    Michiel de Haas and Kostadis Papaioannou win Jan Lucassen award for the best paper by a PHD at #esshc2016
  13. This year the keynote was a comedian: Adam Fields! He made some good jokes about historians.
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