Monday, January 5, 2015

CFP: SSHA Economics Network

The Economics Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) calls for papers for the Association's annual conference. The 2015 meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 12-15. The conference theme is "Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives."
    SSHA draws submissions of papers and panels through networks organized by topic or field. The Economics network representatives are Phil Hoffman, Matt Jaremski, and Evan Roberts. They invite submissions of papers or (preferably) full panels (note that this year all panels of research papers must have four papers when submitted) by February 14, 2015. They would also like to hear from people who are willing to serve as chairs or discussants. Potential presenters and organizers are free to contact the network representatives with questions, but actual paper and session proposals must be submitted online on the SSHA website; the submission system will open in early January.
     Topic areas identified at the 2014 network meeting include those listed below. Where an email is listed, please contact that person directly to discuss paper and panel proposals. Other inquiries may be sent to any of the network representatives listed above.
* Migration, immigration and assimilation
* Record linkage with complete count data (Please contact Evan Roberts)
* Anthropometric research
* Thin border studies and natural experiments
* Climate and economic risk
* Fisheries
* Segregation in housing and other domains
* Free black populations in Baltimore and elsewhere
* Chesapeake economic history
* Intersections of environmental and economic history
* Indigenous economic history
* Family budgets and living standards (Please contact Evan Roberts)
Potential book sessions include discussions of the following new books in economic history:
* Human Capital in History (Boustan, Frydman, Margo, eds.)
* History of Capitalism (Neal/Williamson)
* Arresting Contagion (Rhode and Olmsted)
* The final volume in Deidre McCloskey's series
* The Color Factor (Bodenhorn)
* Sharing the Prize (Wright, 2013)
 For more information, including the conference-wide call for papers, please see the SSHA website.