We invite you to take part in the Urban Network panels of the 36th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 17-20, 2011, in Boston. For more information on the meeting as well as the call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.
The deadline for paper and/or panel submissions is February 15, 2011.
The members of the Social Science History Association share a common interest in interdisciplinary and systematic approaches to historical research, and many of us find the SSHA one of the most stimulating conferences that we attend. The thematic topic of the 2011 annual meeting is “Generation to Generation” – a theme that works very well with the research interests of many of the scholars involved in the Urban Network. However, do note that all paper and panel submissions will be considered.
While we welcome panels and papers on any topic of interest to scholars of cities, we are particularly interested in papers and panels on the following themes, drawn from member suggestions:
--The “Culture of Poverty”
--Migration and Immigration
--Neoliberalism and Urban Community
--Expertise and Disaster
--Mortgage Institutions, Neighborhoods, and Foreclosure
--Planning and Participation
--Urban Institutional Transformation
--Infrastructure and Cities
--The Ancient City
--Urban Organizations and Social Movements
The SSHA requests that submissions be made by means of its web conference management system. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted on the site www.ssha.org, where the general SSHA 2011 call for papers is also available. (If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process.) Here is the direct link for submissions: http://conference.ssha.org/
The online system is now accepting submissions. In order to submit you need to have a paper abstract. However, we also encourage you to submit complete panel proposals. Panel proposals should include an organizer, discussant, and at least 3 paper presenters. If you have any questions, please contact any of the Urban co-chairs (Michael McQuarrie—firstname.lastname@example.org; Carl Zimring—email@example.com; or Megan Stubbendeck-- firstname.lastname@example.org ).
SSHA has set up a mechanism for networks to share papers, so even if you have a solo paper, send the idea along. It is possible and useful to identify a paper not only by the Urban network, but also by some other co-sponsoring networks. Co-sponsored panels and papers are encouraged by the SSHA Program Committee as a means of broadening the visibility of the various networks.
Please use the SSHA submission site – http://conference.ssha.org/
We look forward to seeing you in Boston in the Fall!
Michael McQuarrie, Megan Stubbendeck, and Carl Zimring
Urban Network Co-chairs
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