We are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, and will communicate possible changes in the date of the conference. We are exploring possibilities for remote presentations and online conference formats. Beginning of April, we will re-evaluate the situation as it represents itself then and give an update on the state of the conference, registration, workshops and programme.

We can confirm that we do not ask any registration fees and we will keep registration open until one week before the start of the conference. Given the level of uncertainty regarding all international travel, we encourage all travelers to buy travel insurance or book refundable accomodation.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please contact us at HNR2020@historicalnetworkresearch.org.

Welcome to HNR 2020!

Save the date for the 6th Historical Network Research conference hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on June 17-19.

The call for papers is now online: Papers, software or tool demonstrations, or posters can be submitted until Sunday 1st of March, 2020 (23:59 CET) via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=hnr2020#).

Registration for the conference and the workshops will open at the beginning of April. There will be no fee for registration, but for the workshops, there will be a limited amount of places.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you in Luxembourg!

The organizing committee

Tom Brughmans (Aarhus University)
Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)
Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)
Antonio Fiscarelli (University of Luxembourg)
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 conference will take place at the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg.

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.


JanuaryCall for Papers
01.03.2020Extended Deadline for Submissions via Easychair
15.03.2020Notification of Acceptance
20.04.2020Publication of Programme, Registration Opening (no Registration Fee)
17-19.06.2020HNR Conference (1 Day Workshops, 2 Days Sessions)
15.07.2020Invitation of Selected Articles to JHNR


Questions, suggestions, notes? Drop us a line at HNR2020@historicalnetworkresearch.org or tweet us at @hnr_org: #hnr2020!