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 2020 is February 16, 2020; 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


SSHA Town Hall, Monday March 25

The SSHA officers invite SSHA members to attend a Zoom town hall on Monday March 25 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm EST to discuss and answer questions about the four Executive Committee motions passed on December 20, 2023, and February 8, 2024. The zoom link is here (Meeting ID: 895 1708 6578 | Password: 602250).

These motions concern our association journal, Social Science History, specifically editorial procedure guidelines, journal scope and the editor model. These motions have been posted on the SSHA website.

2024 Annual Conference Submissions Now Open

SSHA is now accepting paper and session submissions for the 2024 Annual Conference. Please visit our submission portal to submit a paper or session proposal by March 22, 2024.

Submission Portal

SSHA Call for Papers

50th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Toronto, ON, Canada, October 31 - November 3, 2024.

Trust and Distrust of Historical Sources in the Digital Age

SSHA Call for Papers PDF

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