Social Science History Association

Interdisciplinary perspectives on the past

Reminder: SSHA 2021 Submission Deadline

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 2020 Conference Award Winners

Presidents Book Award

Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award


Founders Prize

Graduate Student Prize


Reminder:  SSHA 2021 Submission Deadline

SSHA President Manali Desai provides an update on the 2021 annual conference planning and reminds everyone that the extended submission deadline for SSHA 2021 is fast approaching—April 16.

Reminder:  SSHA 2021 Submission Deadline

2021 Annual Conference submissions deadline extended

The submission deadline for the 2021 SSHA Annual Conference has been extended to April 16th, 2021. Please visit our submission portal (linked below) to submit a paper or session proposal by April 16th, 2021.
2021 SSHA Program Submissions

Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards

The Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards application is now available for the 2021 SSHA annual conference. The deadline for applying is April 30, 2021. To apply, please complete the application form at the following link:
Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards

Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award

Submissions for the Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award are now open. Books published in 2019 and 2020 are eligible for consideration. Submissions with a postmark of April 30th (or earlier) will be accepted.

For further information on nominating a book, please visit:

Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award

SSHA Call for Papers

47th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Philadelphia, PA, November 11-14, 2021
Submission Deadline (extended): April 16, 2021

“Crisis, Conjunctures, Turning Points: Theory and Method in Turbulent Times”

SSHA Call for Papers PDF

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