We serve as co-chairs of the Race/Ethnicity network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA). The 42nd annual meeting is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.”
The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 3rd, 2017, and the submission portal is now open at http://prd.sshaconference.org/people/login. Please note, all SSHA requires to submit at this point is an abstract. You can find more information at: http://www.ssha.org, including the general Call for Papers.
Our main goal is to structure sessions so that they explicitly draw on an interdisciplinary group of scholars who hail from different institutions. We are also trying to put together a number of sessions that were discussed at the network planning meeting, including:
“Scholars Ignored:” Patterns of Exclusion in Academia
Social Movements and Politics
-History and Memories of Rights Battles
-Pedagogy, preservation/continuity of struggle
-Defining an Intersectional Politics
-Sexuality, Solidarities, and Networks of Activism
Race and Politics: Panels addressing the contemporary political situation
The Far Right Movements
-The Far Right and Racialization
-Resistance to Far Right Movements
White Nationalism, the construction of Whiteness
-Criminalization as Racialization
-Spatialization of Racialization (e.g., ghettos and internment camps)
Intersections of Race and Religion
First Nations: Histories, Activism
You are welcome to submit papers regarding any of these topics, or on a topic relating to your own research. If you would be interested in putting together an entire session, let us know and we would be happy to provide you with details as to how to do this.
Feel free to forward this call widely, particularly to graduate students. There is funding available for graduate students to travel to the conference; the new application process for this funding can be found at http://ssha.org/grants.
Finally, please feel free to check our Facebook page, which you can find by searching for "Race/Ethnicity Network - Social Science History Association” or by following the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RaceEthnicity-Network-Social-Science-History-Association/113130038802365
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
Joseph O. Jewell email@example.com
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