ESHHS Conference 2022

We are happy to announce that the next conference of the ESHHS will be held in Berlin, Germany, from August 30 to September 2. The conference will be hosted at Sigmund Freud Private University, which is located at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. We are happy to meet you there! All relevant details about the conference can be found below and will be updated in the weeks to come.

Registration and costs

Registration for ESHHS 2022 is now open! Please follow this link to find the registration form. You will receive payment details after filling out the form via email. The conference fees amount to

  • 90€ (students)
  • 120€ (before July 1)
  • 150€ (after July 1)

for 4 days, including the welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks. If you want to become a member, please follow this link. All participants are invited to join the conference dinner (40€ extra) on September 1 and/or the guided tour through the historical airport Tempelhof (15€) on September 2. If you have any questions about costs or extra activities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the local organizer at


The program and book of abstracts are now online!

As we have received more than 50 submissions for talks and posters covering the history of psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and neighboring fields, you can expect an exciting program at the ESHHS 2022. It is also with great pleasure that we announce the keynote lecture for this year’s meeting. It will be given by Emeritus Professor Peter Cryle (The University of Queensland) on “The Impact of the Franco-Prussian War on Physical Anthropology as a Science: Dealing with Racism in the Science of Race.”

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on September 1 in the evening in Villa Tomasa in Kreuzberg, which is close (walking distance) to the University (find on google maps here). It includes a 3 course menu and options for different dietary requirements (meat/vegetarian/vegan) and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) for 40€ per person.

Guided tour through Tempelhof Airport

Participants who would like to learn more about the former Airport Tempelhof can opt for a guided tour (approx. 2 hours) that will take place on September 2 during registration. The tour costs 15€ per person.

Travel stipends

A limited number of travel stipends will be available for students, or scholars that otherwise might be in need of economic support. Only those presenting a paper or poster are eligible. If you wish to apply for a travel stipend please indicate this clearly in your submission email and send a completed application form along with your submission. The application form can be downloaded here.


Sigmund Freud University is located centrally in Berlin at the former airport Tempelhof, close to the Subway station “Platz der Luftbrücke” (Subway no 6/ or “U6”). You can find the location on google maps via this link. Coming from Platz der Luftbrücke, you need to enter the site of the airport from Columbiadamm. You will find the university walking diagonally to the left straight across the parking lot.


Berlin is easily accessible via train, airplane (via the airport BER at the southeast of the city) or car. Parking spaces are available in front of the building. We recommend using public transport, which usually operates very reliably in the city.

For June, July and August, Germany introduced a special ticket which allows travelers to use all public transportation in Germany apart from distant trains for 9€ per month. You can buy this special ticket on all vending machines of the Sbahn (Deutsche Bahn) and Ubahn (BVG) in Berlin.

Regularly, a weekly ticket for the Berlin public transport company (BVG) costs 36€, a single ticket (one way) 3€ for adults. In addition, there is a wide range of vehicles available for short-term rent, such as bikes, scooters or e-scooters.


We recommend to look for accommodation close to the university in districts such as Kreuzberg, Tempelhof, Mitte or Neukölln. The SFU is close to the “Platz der Luftbrücke” (see above), where the subway line no. 6 (U6) stops. Any accommodation that is close to this subway line will give you an easy ride to the conference site. This might help you keeping the journey as short as possible. The following hotels are close to the SFU:

  • Hotel Mercure Berlin Tempelhof [Book here] is only about 20 mins away from the SFU with public transport. As of July 30, standard rooms are already booked out, but double-bed apartments and higher-priced rooms should still be available.
  • Hotel Cinderella in Mehringdamm 57. This Hotel is very close to the University (walking distance), prices range from 100-130€/night. This hotel has only 12 rooms, so early booking is advised [Book here]
  • Hotel Columbia is very close to the conference site (walking range), single rooms cost about 90€ per night
  • The Youth Hostel “Metropol Hostel Berlin Mitte” is also very close to the conference site and offers a wide range of housing options, from single rooms to multi-bed dorms [Book here]
  • Along the subway no. 6 (U6), there are also quite a few hotels, especially around Friedrichstraße and Oranienburger Tor, such as Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte, Meininger Hotel “Humboldthaus”, or Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin

For cheaper accommodation, we recommend booking rooms via AirBnB. Also, the conference team is trying to bring together participants who are willing to share their rooms. If you are interested, please contact the organizers at


As of Saturday, June 11, 2022, all COVID-19 entry restrictions to Germany were provisionally lifted. From this date, entries to Germany are permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visiting trips). For the most current updates on traveling, please also refer to the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office.

Stay tuned! Further information about the upcoming conference will be published here regularly. If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us via

  • Jannes Eshuis, President of the ESHHS
  • Martin Wieser, Local Host and Communications Officer of the ESHHS
  • Kim Hajek, Head of Program Committee, Treasurer of the ESHHS


The European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) invites submissions to its 41st conference to be held from August 30 to September 2, 2022. The conference is hosted by the Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, which is located at the former airport building Berlin Tempelhof, and will be held in person.

Oral presentations, posters, sessions or workshops may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioural and social sciences or with related historiographic and methodological issues.

Guidelines for submission

Any submission should include the following: name, email and institutional affiliation of the first author. Please indicate clearly on the top of the page the submission type: oral presentation, poster, session or workshop.

  • Proposals for oral presentations should contain a 500-600 word abstract in English plus a short bibliography. If the presentation itself will be given in another language, please indicate this in your proposal.
  • Proposals for posters should contain a 300 word abstract in English and a short bibliography.
  • Proposals for a session, workshop or round-table should contain a 500-600 word rationale of the event, plus a short bibliography, as well as a short abstract for each individual contribution to the event.

Please send your proposal as attachment in MSWord (.doc/.docx) to

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022 April 5, 2022.