2018 Conference Program

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Annual Conference

Our 2018 conference will be held in Phoenix, AZ on November 8-11, 2018. Our 2019 conference will be held in Chicago on November 21-24, 2019. We meet every fall, usually in November. The location changes according to the following logic: once every three years in Chicago, once every three years somewhere on the ‘East Coast’ and once every three years somewhere else. Since 2010, the Association has extended its reach to include Canadian cities as possible locations. The conference involves over a thousand scholars from around the world, although graduate students and faculty from the leading American universities predominant. Browse our online conference program >>

Awards and Grants

The Association promotes high quality scholarship through its awards program, which recognize the best work by a younger scholar and the best work by any scholar in our many fields. We also facilitate the participation of graduate students through a travel grant. Please note that students applying for these funds need to fill out the appropriate form and submit it along with their proposed to the network representatives. They will be informed of the result of that competition at the same time as they hear whether or not their paper has been accepted.


Registration for the 2018 annual conference is now open. You can log in with your SSHA member ID. If you are not already a member, click here to register.

Hotel Information

SSHA recognizes that you have a number of options when securing hotel accommodations for the annual meeting. It is important to keep in mind that SSHA has made a major commitment to the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in order to secure a large block of quality hotel rooms at competitive prices in a convenient location. SSHA is legally bound to fill these rooms. Not to do so has severe financial implications for SSHA, both in 2018 and in years to come and will almost certainly raise your costs of attending future annual meetings. If you require a hotel in Phoenix, we would appreciate it if you would reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix hotel.

SSHA has a special group rate of $224 single or double occupancy, per night plus tax. The hotel has set up a special reservation site for the Social Science History Association. To access the site and make your reservation, please click here.

If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, the phone number for the Hyatt global reservations center is: 1-888-344-9288 or you may call the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Reservations Department directly at 602-252-1234 and let them know that you are attending the Social Science History Association meeting. Group rates cannot be guaranteed after October 5, 2018. Please make your reservations early!

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The call for papers for the 2019 conference is now available.

The official program for SSHA 2018 is now available.

SSHA 2019 will be held in Chicago, November 21-24, 2019.

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