CFP: Migration/Immigration Network of the Social Science History Association

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Migration/Immigration Network of the Social Science History Association

 Call for Papers -- 47th Annual Meeting


“Crisis, Conjunctures, Turning Points: Theory and Method in Turbulent Times”

Philadelphia, PA

Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

November 11-14, 2021

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2021


The Social Science History Association is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the United States.  We welcome graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more-established scholars and leaders in the field from different disciplinary backgrounds.


In keeping with the conference theme, we especially seek panel and paper submissions wherein migration scholars make use of historical and interdisciplinary methods and theories to analyze how crises, turning points, and conjectures in the past inform contemporary politics, society, culture, and economics. We welcome panels that engage with questions such as: What are the theoretical, methodological, and policy implications of identifying “crisis,” “conjunctures,” and “turning points” in migration history? How do different versions of migration history enter public debate and how are these versions employed in the present to various political, legal, and social ends? How have current historical analogies between past and present pandemics, authoritarian regimes, racial and sexual discrimination, etc. influenced how we study and understand past and contemporary migrations?


We seek submissions addressing these questions, though we also welcome proposals on all aspects of social science history.  Submission of complete sessions and interdisciplinary panels are especially encouraged. Please note that for panels with four papers and a coherent theme, discussants are optional.


Submit a panel or paper via Individuals who are new to the SSHA need to create an account prior to using the online submission site.  Please keep in mind that if your panel is accepted, every person on the panel must register for the conference. Graduate students are eligible to apply for a Richard Sutch Graduate Student Travel Grant to help cover the cost of attendance.


*Please note that the 2021 conference will be hybrid, with both in-person and virtual presentation options available.


*Panels and papers accepted last year will be automatically approved by the 2021 Program Committee. Last year’s accepted panels have been pre-populated in the SSHA submission system; participants may log in and modify, delete, and/or confirm participation for this year.


Contact the Migration/Immigration Network Representatives with questions or help with submissions:

Kelly Condit-Shrestha (

Caroline Waldron (

Elizabeth Zanoni (

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