Social Science History Association
Interdisciplinary perspectives on the past
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 2021 Conference Award Winners
Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award (2020)
Book Award Winner
Andrew G. Walder
Amy C. Offner
Philip T. Hoffman,
Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award (2021)
Book Award Co-Winner
Book Award Co-Winner
Steven Pfaff and
Isaac Ariail Reed
Diana S. Kim
Steven Sprick Schuster, Matthew Jaremski and Elisabeth Ruth Perlman
"An Empirical History of the US Postal Savings System."
Social Science History Volume 44, Issue 4 (Winter 2020), pp. 667-696.
Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards Extension
The Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards application has been extended for students who have an accepted paper for the 2022 SSHA annual conference. The extended deadline for applying is July 15, 2022. To apply, please complete the application form at:
Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards
Conference & Submission updates from SSHA President Julian Go
Please read SSHA President Julian Go’s letter on the 2022 annual conference (see link below). Julian provides updated information on this year’s conference format, submission deadline, registration fees, and ongoing conference planning.
SSHA Call for Papers
48th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2022
The submission deadline has passed
“Reverberations of Empire: Histories, Legacies & Lineages”