EAUH2020 & COVID-19

Europe and the world are now under intense pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. Conferences catering for large audiences in the near future, such as recently ESSHC in Leiden, are either cancelled or postponed. For EAUH 2020 taking place in Antwerp only in September, it is for the moment too early to tell. The local and international organization committees are monitoring developments regularly and they will decide, depending on the circumstances and previsions at the latest in the beginning of May.

Because we want all conference delegates to be able register in all tranquility and in well-informed conditions, we have decided that the early-bird registration period will be prolonged from 15 May to 1 July 2020. We also want to stress that in the unlikely event of a postponement or cancellation in May of the September conference because of the pandemic, all fees paid by delegates before the decision to cancel or postpone, will be returned fully. For the moment, we are confident that the conference will take place as scheduled and we are looking forward to seeing you all at the Conference in Antwerp.

Peter Stabel (on behalf of the local and international organizing committees).

EAUH 2020


We warmly welcome you to the 15th International Conference on Urban History, which will take place in Antwerp from 2 to 5 September 2020.

The official conference programme of lectures and sessions will be accompanied by a lively social programme, including receptions, a conference dinner and the opportunity to visit major cultural sites in and around Antwerp.

The Conference will be organized around the general theme of “Cities in Motion”, targeting movements of all kinds, mobility and migration as constituting elements of urban society. But the conference also welcomes lectures and sessions about other themes of urban history and urban studies. Antwerp offers a wide range of touristic, social and cultural events.

  • Calls for sessions and papers are closed
  • Registration has been opened on 1 December 2019

We hope to meet you in Antwerp!

On behalf of the European Association of Urban History and the local organizing committee Antwerp 2020

Peter Stabel

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*image credits historical photo´s: City Archives Antwerp

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    EAUH2020 - Registration has been opened!
    Registration for the 15th International Conference on Urban History, which will take place in Antwerp from 2 to 5 September 2020, is open. Early bird fees are applied until 15 May 2020.