CFPs The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) Conference, Chicago, Nov. 2019

Jadwiga Pieper Mooney's picture
March 1, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Demographic History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Research and Methodology, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Women, Gender and Sexuality network of the Social Science History Association calls for papers for its annual conference to be held in Chicago from Nov 21-24, 2019 (


The submission deadline is March 1.


The theme of the 2019 conference is “Data and Its Discontents.” Panels and papers on other aspects of social science history of women, gender and sexuality are more than welcome. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Data & In/Visibility
  • Data, Truth and Power – Who Counts? What is Counted?
  • Categorizing Data – Who Fits? Changes of Categories Over Time
  • Data & Care – Who Cares?
  • Data & Desire – Data as Fetish, Fetish as Data
  • Resisting Dominant Data (Collection) – Queering Sources, Messy Stories, Leaky Bodies
  • Things as Sources in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Feelings and the Senses as Sources in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

We strongly encourage:

  • Submissions of entire panels with 3- or 4-papers, a chair and a discussant. Other session formats include roundtable discussions and book sessions.
  • Graduate student applications (students may apply for a travel award at
  • Interdisciplinary and transnational research.


Please contact us if you need help building your panel, e.g. brainstorm additional paper authors, or find a discussant and/or chair.


The Social Science History Society’s new electronic conference submission system for the Chicago 2019 conference is available at The submission system is brand new, so please bear with us as we all learn the ropes, and feel free to get in touch with us with any questions you may have about the process.


All the best,

Benita, Dominique, Jadwiga & Martin


Benita Roth,

Dominique Grisard,

Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney,

Martin Gössl,


Contact Info: 

Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney

Department of History 

University of Arizona