Social Science History Association

Interdisciplinary perspectives on the past


The 2024 SSHA Call for Papers

50th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

2024 SSHA Call for Papers

Trust and Distrust of Historical Sources in the Digital Age

The 2024 SSHA Conference will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle
Toronto, ON, Canada




The Social Science History Association is an interdisciplinary organization that publishes a journal, Social Science History, organizes an annual conference, supports graduate student travel to the conference, and awards book and article prizes.

With scholars from history, economics, sociology, demography, anthropology, and other social sciences, the association brings together scholars in thematic networks where they can explore common questions.

Each network organizes its own call for papers and selects the bulk of the papers to be presented at the annual conference. This open, flexible, and non-hierarchical structure makes these networks particularly welcoming spaces for younger scholars and invigorating tonic for more seasoned academics.



SSHA 2023 Conference Award Winners

Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award

Book Award Winner

Zarakol

Ay┼če Zarakol
Before the West. The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders.
Cambridge University Press
(February 2022)

Presidents Book Award

Book Award Winner

Honorable Mention

dAvignonWayne_Tan

Robyn d'Avignon
A Ritual Geology. Gold and Subterranean Knowledge in Savanna West Africa.
Duke University Press
(August 2022)

Wei Yu Wayne Tan
Blind in Early Modern Japan: Disability, Medicine, and Identity.
University of Michigan Press
(September 2022)


Founders Prize

Daniel Seligson and Anne E. C. McCants
"Polygamy, the Commodification of Women, and Underdevelopment."
Social Science History  Volume 46, Issue 1 (Spring 2022), pp. 1-34.



Announcements

SSHA Town Hall, Monday March 25

The SSHA officers invite SSHA members to attend a Zoom town hall on Monday March 25 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm EST to discuss and answer questions about the four Executive Committee motions passed on December 20, 2023, and February 8, 2024. The zoom link is here (Meeting ID: 895 1708 6578 | Password: 602250).

These motions concern our association journal, Social Science History, specifically editorial procedure guidelines, journal scope and the editor model. These motions have been posted on the SSHA website.

2024 Annual Conference Submissions Now Open

SSHA is now accepting paper and session submissions for the 2024 Annual Conference. Please visit our submission portal ssha2024.ssha.org to submit a paper or session proposal by March 22, 2024.

Submission Portal


SSHA Call for Papers

50th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Toronto, ON, Canada, October 31 - November 3, 2024.

Trust and Distrust of Historical Sources in the Digital Age

SSHA Call for Papers PDF


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