2023 Annual Conference Submissions Now Open

The SSHA conference meets annually, 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 predominate.


Our 2023 conference will be held in Washington DC on November 16-19, 2023. This year’s theme is “Pursuits of Wellbeing.” For a description of the theme and the CFP, please go to https://ssha.org/files/2023_SSHA_CFP.pdf

SSHA Call for Papers


Registration fees include admittance to all paper sessions, as well as Thursday and Saturday receptions. All session participants must register for the conference and be (or become) a member of SSHA.

If your membership is not current, you will not be able to register for the conference as a member.  Please sign up for membership, or renew your membership prior to filling out the conference registration form. Membership information is below.

Visa Information:

For additional information regarding travel visa’s please visit the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs link to attain the correct visa for your visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html. Wait times vary by point of origin. Please plan accordingly.

Visa Letters:

If you require a confirmation letter for your visa application, please send proof of paid registration, your name as it appears on your passport, and your current address to: iuconfs@iu.edu

Please DO NOT send birthdate or passport numbers.


SSHA Membership is on a rolling basis—good for 12 months from the date of your joining/renewal—and includes a subscription to the Social Science History journal. If you have not yet signed up or renewed your membership, please do so before registering for the conference, in order to receive the discounted member registration fee.

Membership Price:
Senior Scholars: $90
Early Mid-Career: $60
Students: $30

To sign up for an SSHA membership, please visit the SSHA membership registration website.

For questions about registration please contact:

Melissa Kocias
812.855.4224 * 800.933.9330 * 812.855.8077 (fax)

Hotel Information & Reservations

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 conference hotel 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 doing so has severe financial implications for SSHA, both in the current year and in years to come, and will almost certainly raise your costs of attending future annual meetings.

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.

Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards

The Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards application will be available for the 2023 SSHA annual conference in June of 2023.


  • Washington, DC, USA, November 16-19, 2023
  • TBD, 2024

Past Conference Programs» https://ssha.org/programs/


2023 Annual Conference submissions now open

SSHA is now accepting paper and session submissions for the 2023 Annual Conference. Please visit our submission portal ssha2023.ssha.org to submit a paper or session proposal by March 1, 2023.

Submission Portal

Standard of Living
Essays on Economics, History, and Religion
in Honor of John E. Murray


Please read about a new anthology that honors the life and work of American economist John E. Murray, a long-time member of and dear friend to the Social Science History Association.

In Honor of John E. Murray

SSHA Call for Papers

49th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Washington DC, USA, November 16-19, 2023
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

Pursuits of Wellbeing

SSHA Call for Papers PDF

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