Unfortunately but expectedly, the ESSHC was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The following e-mail was sent to participants:
We are very sorry to let you know that due to the escalating number of cancellations, as well as the increasingly stringent measures taken by a number of authorities and universities – including exit prohibitions and quarantine obligations pertaining to the corona virus - we have decided to postpone the ESSHC-conference to March 2021, again in Leiden. Although this will not come as a complete surprise, we realize that this may cause all kind of practical inconveniences for which we sincerely apologize. However, we think that this is the best possible decision in the given circumstances and very much hope to see you all next year in Leiden. We will post the exact new dates on the conference website as soon as possible.
Els Kuperus (Organizer ESSHC)
Leo Lucassen (Director of Research IISH)