46th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) (Web)
Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Proposals by: 16.02.2020
The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US. The topic in 2020 is on „Politics, Society, and the Economy: the Past and Today“. It will be held only steps from the U.S. Capitol and a short walk from the Smithsonian Museums.
1) Call for Papers by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Network of the SSHA
The 2020 Program Committee seeks individual papers and panel proposals on all aspects on Women, Gender and Sexuality topics of social science history. The organizers are especially interested in research that makes imaginative use of historical data and tools from the social sciences to analyze how politics, society, and the economy interact over time. In particular, they seek papers that address these questions:
- How has politics influenced social and economic outcomes both in the past and today?
- How has it affected income and wealth disparities, and vice versa?
- How has it altered the meaning of gender, race, sexuality or ethnicity, and vice versa?
- How have migrations, social divisions, and demographic change informed politics?
- What factors determine political outcomes, from policies to power, in democracies and autocracies, in the past and the present?
- What roles do ideas, culture, religion, and social divisions play in politics?
- How are politics, society, and the economy shaped by history and institutions and how can we use novel sources and tools from the social sciences to pin down the relationships?
2) Call for Papers by the Migration/Immigration Network of the SSHA
In keeping with the conference theme, the organizers especially seek panel and paper submissions wherein migration scholars make imaginative use of historical data and tools from the social sciences to analyze how politics, society, and the economy interact over time and engage with questions such as:
How have migrations, social divisions, and demographic change informed politics? How has politics altered the meaning of human mobility, gender, race, sexuality or ethnicity, and vice versa? What role does the study of mobile people, culture, religion, and social divisions play in politics? How are politics, society, and the economy shaped by history and migration institutions and how can we use novel sources and tools from the social sciences to pin down these relationships?
The organizers seek submissions addressing these questions through the topics below, though we also welcome proposals on all aspects of social science history. Submission of complete sessions and interdisciplinary panels are especially encouraged. Please note that for panels with four papers and a coherent theme, discussants are optional.
- Food and migration
- Global & historical migration statistics research
- Migration, human rights, and „rightlessness“
- Political migration, refugees, & state formations
- Migration and language policies
- Migration and cultural production
- History of emotions and migration
- Gender and migration
- Queering migration studies
- Migration and the state (e.g. fascist/neofascist totalitarian, welfare capitalist, communist, etc.)
- Migration and the discourse of right and left
- Climate change, mobility and environmental refugees
- Teaching migration in the age of Trump
- Academic contingency, intellectual migration
- Documents, documentation and belonging
- Patterns of labor migration in industrial and post-industrial regimes
- Washington, D.C. as migrant city
- Migration/refugee gov. and non-government, NGOs, advocacy groups in D.C. and beyond
Submit a panel or paper via http://ssha2020.ssha.org/. Individuals who are new to the SSHA need to create an account prior to using the online submission site. Please keep in mind that if your panel is accepted, every person on the panel must register for the conference. Graduate students are eligible to apply for a Graduate Student Travel Grant to help over the cost of attendance.
Contact the Migration/Immigration Network Representatives with questions or help with submissions: Kelly Condit-Shrestha (firstname.lastname@example.org); Caroline Waldron (email@example.com); Elizabeth Zanoni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA)
The organizers welcome graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more-established scholars and leaders in the field from different disciplinary backgrounds.
Starting in December 2019, information about SSHA Student Travel Grants will be available at http://ssha.org. Notification of travel awards will accompany paper acceptances.
Source: H-Net Notifications