Data Infrastructure

The Data Infrastructure Network is interested in broadly addressing issues and themes related to creating datasets for social science history, large and small, and the infrastructure required to support them. We intend to cast a wide net when discussing “data infrastructure,” and topics of interest may include: technology, data capture, sustainability, findability, interoperability, metadata, funding, methodology, collaboration, harmonization, data linkage, and builders of the data. The Data Infrastructure Network is happy to co-sponsor relevant data-intensive sessions with other SSHA Networks, including Economics, Family History and Demography, and Historical Geography and GIS networks, and others.

2022 Sessions

  • New Linked Data Infrastructure: Census Data, Registries, and Vital Records
  • Full Count Census Data: Record Linkage and Databases
  • Sustaining Social Science Infrastructure Into the Future (roundtable)
  • Innovations in Data Infrastructure
  • Mobilizing Census Data: Key Infrastructure Developments

Planning 2023 Sessions

After an enthusiastic launch to the Data Infrastructure Network at SSHA 2022, planning for SSHA 2023 is underway! Data Infrastructure Network meeting attendees began brainstorming topics/themes and potential contributors for SSHA 2023 sessions. The planning spreadsheet is available to view. The network reps invite your contributions and are available to assist with creating a session or submitting a paper.

2023 SSHA Call for Papers

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SSHA Conference Program Acceptances Sent

All acceptance notifications have now been sent out to program participants for the 2023 SSHA annual conference. If you did not receive an email notification, you can check the status of your submission by visiting and logging into the program submission website here:

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First Annual Engerman Lecture

On September 20th, Claudia Goldin will give the first annual Engerman Lecture. It is titled “Why Women Won.” The Economics Department at the University of Rochester is hosting this lecture.

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SSHA Conference Registration Now Open!

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SSHA Call for Papers

49th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Washington DC, USA, November 16-19, 2023
The submission deadline has now expired.

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