Posthumus Conference 2024: Regional History in a Global Context

Regional history has traditionally been in the periphery for many (although not all) social and economic historians. Despite Sidney Pollard’s claim that the British Industrial Revolution was a regional rather than a national phenomenon, economic historians have frequently tended to focus on the national level, while social historians often preferred to study local communities.

The 2024 Conference will be held on 23 and 24 May 2024  in Leeuwarden, hosted by the Fryske Akademy at the Campus Fryslân under the guidance of Professor Hanno Brand and his team. The central theme of the 2024 Posthumus Conference will be ‘Regional History in a Global Context’.

Next to paper presentations by Posthumus PhDs and other scholars, you can enjoy a keynote lecture, network sessions and additional plenary events. In the weeks to come, we hope to provide you with more details on confirmed speakers and other issues.

For more info, keep a close eye on the Posthumus Conference website, sign up for the Posthumus newsletter and/or send an e-mail.

Conference Organisers: Hanno Brand (Fryske Akademy), Jessica Dijkman, Rogier van Kooten, René van Weeren, Amber Verspui (N.W. Posthumus Institute)