Immigration/Migration Networko of SSHA Seeks Proposals

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Here's a cfp from the Immigration/Migration Network of the SSHA. We seek panels for the November '22 conference. There is sure to be as well a targeted announcement coming from the Labor network soon!

Migration/Immigration Network of the Social Science History Association Call for Papers -- 48th Annual Meeting

“Reverberations of Empire: Histories, Legacies & Lineages”

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois USA

November 17-20, 2022

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2022




The Immigration/Migration Network of the SSHA, in keeping with the conference theme, REVERBERATIONS OF EMPIRE, seeks panel and paper submissions wherein migration scholars make use of historical and interdisciplinary methods and theories to analyze how histories, legacies, and lineages of empire 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 reverberations of empire in migration history? How do different versions of imperial 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 empires, global hierarchy and inequality, state organization, etc. influenced how we study and understand past and contemporary migrations?Panels and Individual Papers that coalesce around the themes listed below as well as  aspects of social science history, we welcome. We encourage the submission of complete sessions as well as interdisciplinary panels (which, ideally, will include 4 papers and a chair)

**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.

Roots Webs as sources for migration studies

Empires, mobility, and foodways

Urban spaces and migration

Migration in the context of decolonization

Mobility and the making of regional identities

Decolonization and migration

Border closings and ruptures

Missionaries, faith, and migration

Pandemics and mobility

Temporary migrations

Imperial artifacts: museums and art repatriation

Violence, repression, and mobility

Migration regulation and surveillance

Refugees, war, and empire

Families and empire

Gender and sexuality

Child migration and adoption

Book panels

Submit a panel or paper via Social Science History Association ( 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.

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

Kelly Condit-Shrestha (

Linda Reeder (

Caroline Waldron (