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Update on Planning for the 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

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The submittal window for proposals is now closed.  The SSHA 2014 Program Committee thanks all who submitted a proposal for a paper or panel.  If you submitted a single paper, the SSHA submittal system will have now notified you of whether it has been included in a panel forwarded to the Program Committee.  We will send out notifications of whether your panel has been accepted into the final conference program by early June. For planning purposes, please keep in mind other dates as well.

  • If you are a graduate student and would like to be considered for a travel grant, please indicate your graduate student status to the Committee (if you have not done so already in your paper/panel submission) no later than May 31.  We will notify applicants about the status of their application by June 15.
  • For all accepted to the program, the deadline to register for the 39th Annual Meeting is July 15.  The deadline to drop from the program is September 15.
  • For international participants, the Committee encourages you to assess the visa process for travel to Canada as soon as possible.   

Thank you again for your interest in the Toronto meetings. Please contact the Program Committee if you have any further questions: Anthony S. Chen ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Margaret O’Mara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Kenneth Sylvester ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 


 

Call for Papers: 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

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Call for Papers: 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 6-9, 2014

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  28 Febuary 2014

"Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past"

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Few problems have been more central to the work of social science historians than inequalities—whether our concern has been the social, political, and economic inequalities that divide people in the same country or the vast disparities of wealth, power, and military might that distinguish different countries and even regions of the world.

In recognition of these long-standing interests, we seek panel proposals that consider the myriad ways that history, politics, and policy intersect to shape these inequalities as well as the equally numerous ways that these inequalities intersect to shape the development of history, politics, and policy. This is a topic that we construe broadly. We are interested not only in work that sets out to identify the causes and consequences of various inequalities but also work that is appropriately mindful of the nuance, complexity and ambiguity that inevitably attends the study of inequalities, such as the tensions that can arise between ambitions of equality and structures of inequality or the ways that clear political intentions can nevertheless lead to unintended policy consequences. We are interested in work that addresses the political construction of inequality and political challenges to it, exploring not only the role of formal politics, law-making, and policy implementation but also the role of informal politics and social movements. We are interested in work that explores the politics of inequalities over space and time and at different scales; that interrogates the relationship between the global, the national, and the local; and that examines the processes by which inequalities become embedded in place. We are interested in work on inequality that is sensitive to the ways in which state-building and policy-making are linked to the everyday rhythms of work and family life, the lived experience of class, gender, and race and ethnicity, the currents of popular culture, and the underlying trends and forces of demography. We are interested in work that comprehends the significance of politics and policy to the past as a process that is simultaneously top down and bottom up.
 
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