States and Society

The States and Society Network invites scholarship on state-building, social change, social conflict, political institutions, and social development, among other topics.

The submission deadline for 2018 is March 1, 2018; submissions can be made via the following link: This year the States and Society network is also interested in works on the following topics (generated by the participants at our network meeting in 2016 and 2017!): - Borders and immigration - Legitimation crises - Political violence - Nation states and statistics - Ethnic communities and the state - Alternatives to neoliberalism - Critical junctures/events - WWI legacies - 500 year anniversary of the Reformation

Finally, if you or someone you know has a topical book related to this conference’s theme and would like to organize an author meets critics panels that is welcome as well – please let us know since the allotment for these are more limited!

Network Representatives


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

Click here to apply for the 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award.

The submission deadline for SSHA 2019 has been extended to March 15th.

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

Click here to submit to our Annual Conference by March 15th.

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