Politics, Society, and the Economy: the Past and Today


SSHA 2020 update and Covid-19

Planning for the meeting continues!  We have an exciting meeting planned around the theme of “Politics, Society, and the Economy:  the Past and Today", and November is far enough in the future it makes sense to continue planning our meeting as usual at the present time.

We are extending the submission deadline by an additional week!  We understand many of you have been busy with coronavirus preparations on your campus, and we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss submitting to SSHA’s 46th annual conference.  Our new submission deadline is March 20.

A reminder about SSHA’s interest in supporting student travel to our conference.  Applications for $500 Richard Sutch Student Travel Awards are being accepted at https://ssha.org; the deadline for travel grant applications will also be extended to March 20.

My hope is that our annual conference will be unaffected by the spread of coronavirus, but that remains to be seen.  SSHA leadership will continue monitoring the situation, in close conjunction with our conference planners at Indiana University Conferences, and our decisions will be guided by the leading health and science recommendations going forward.


Submission Process is Now Complete

Many thanks to those who submitted papers for the 2020 meeting. Authors can view their submissions online, but editing is not allowed at this stage. Network Representatives and Organizers will now be reviewing the submissions to their sessions. Authors will be notified by email. Authors of accepted papers will then have an opportunity to edit their titles and abstracts. 


Program Committee

The program co-chairs are:

Jonas Helgertz
University of Minnesota/Lund University
Linda Reeder
University of Missouri
Tim Thurber
Virginia Commonwealth University
Steven Sprick Schuster
Middle Tennessee State University


Important Dates

January 13, 2020. Website open for submissions 

March 20, 2020. Submission deadline (extended from March 13)

April 15, 2020. Authors are notified of accepted papers