Dear colleagues, participants and the EBHS community,
As you know, we originally had planned to hold the 46th EBHS Annual Conference in Porto, Portugal in May 2021. However, after heavily weighing all the continued uncertainties regarding the pandemic, (i.e., the timing of vaccination roll-outs around the world, new strands of the coronavirus, etc.), the EBHS board recently has decided to convert the 2021 annual conference into a virtual conference and reschedule Porto to be our venue for 2023.
Our 2021 Virtual Conference will be held from May 18 to May 21. The conference will offer keynotes for each of the conference days. To avoid Zoom fatigue, the schedule for concurrent sessions will be lighter than usual and the event will be spread over four days. Proposals already submitted for both the cancelled Atlanta 2020 and the moved Porto 2021 will be automatically considered. If you have not already submitted a proposal, you can submit an individual paper proposal or a panel for the virtual conference both online (ebhsoc.org) and by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The EBHS will soon provide further information about the new conference format and the official CfP.
The organizing committee is sympathetic to the problems that our change of plans may cause. Yet, the safety and welfare of all our attendees and the broader community is, and always will be, paramount in our decision-making. We are confident that Porto will be a great place to come in 2023, but the timing was just not right for this year.
The organizing committee for the 2021 Virtual Conference is committed to organizing a welcoming, productive and stimulating event, marked by the collegiality, fruitful exchange of ideas, and innovative thinking that has been a hallmark of EBHS conferences in the past.
All the best and a Happy New Year!
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