Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Call for Papers: 2016 Social Science History Association Annual Meeting

Call for Papers: Social Science History Association Religion Network

Social Science History Association 2016 Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois, November 17-20, 2016
Conference Theme: “Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World”


The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites proposals for papers, panels, and book sessions for the 41st annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Chicago, Illinois, November 17-20, 2016.  We also are looking for volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants. 

The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US, providing a stimulating venue for explorations of how social processes unfold over time. The Religion Network serves as the home within the organization for scholars interested in religious history, religious mobilization, religious change, and religion’s effect on social and political processes. Our network is interdisciplinary and cross-national in scope, and embraces all scholarship that examines how religion intersects with other social processes in historical perspective. 

We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more established scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments. Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support to attend the annual meeting (see http://www.ssha.org/grants). Further details about the association, the 2016 annual meeting, and the call for proposals are available on the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.

The deadline for paper and/or panel submissions is February 20th, 2016.

We welcome and encourage papers and panel proposals on a wide array of issues related to the historical study of religion and society. While complete panel proposals (consisting of 4-5 individual papers, a chair, and a discussant) are preferred, we also seek out high-quality individual paper submissions. Panels and papers may address the topics below, or any other relevant and related topic examining religion in a historical context:

·         Religion across Boundaries
·         Religion, Medicine, and Ethics
·         Evolution and Religion
·         Religious Professionals
·         Religion and Gender
·         Religion and Contemporary Geopolitics
·         Religion and State Formation
·         Secularities
·         Religion and Law
·         Religion as a Category of Analysis
·         Abolition and Religion
·         Religion and the World System

Please use the SSHA's web conference management system to submit your papers and panel proposals. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted at 
http://prod.sshaconference.org/people/login. Please do not hesitate to contact the Religion Network representatives with any questions, comments, or for help with submissions.

Thank you, and we look forward to a stimulating set of panels at this year's SSHA meeting.

Damon Mayrl (dmayrl@clio.uc3m.es)
Sam Nelson (scnelson0@gmail.com)
Philip Gorski (philip.gorski@yale.edu)
SSHA Religion Network Representatives

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting Religion Network Panels

The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites you to attend the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-15, 2015. Further information, including registration details, is available on the SSHA website (www.ssha.org). We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Religious and Racial Boundaries (Thursday, November 12, 3:15-5:15PM)
  • Keith Lyon, “The Sound and the Frenzy: Sacralized Space, Emotional Displays, and Social Structure at Nineteenth Century American Camp Meetings”
  • Richard Boles, “Antislavery, African Americans, and Pluralistic Churches in the American North, 1770-1820”
  • Andrea Althoff, “Divided by Faith and Ethnicity: Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Race in Guatemala”
  • Samuel Nelson, “Bombay Catholicism in Black and White: Irish and Eurasian in British India from Religious to Racial Rules of Difference”
Discussant: Aliza Luft

Religion and Law (Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:30PM)
  • David Buckley, “Institutional Flexibility, Reproductive Health Policy, and Religious Exemptions in the United States and the Philippines”
  • Luke Wagner, “What Is a Hindu State? The Expectations of Hindu Nationalists in Nepal”
  • Sinem Adar, “Legal Pluralism: An Institutional Mechanism of Fostering Belonging”
  • Matthias Koenig, “Religious Minorities in International Human Rights Law: Historical Trajectories and Sociological Conflict Dynamics”
Discussant: Philip Gorski

Roundtable Discussion: Global Abolitionisms (Friday, November 13, 8:00-10:00AM)
  • Peter Stamatov
  • Angela Alonso
  • Seymour Drescher
  • Kevin Grant
  • Jonathan Sassi
  • John Oldfield
Chair: Maartje Janse

Religion and Social Class (Friday, November 13, 10:15-11:45AM)
  • Rhys Williams, “Religion and British Labour Movements”
  • Iida Saarinen, “Turning Laborer’s Sons into Cosmopolitan Priests: A Prosopographical Study of Scottish Roman Catholic Seminarians, 1818-1878”
  • John Macaulay, “Urban Unitarians vs. Rural Trinitarians: Town Liberals in the Planter Old South”
Discussant: Keith Lyon

Religion and Genocide (Friday, November 13, 2:15-4:15PM)
  • Rogers Brubaker, “Modalities and Mechanisms of Violent Conflict: Is Religion Special?”
  • Ronald G. Suny, “Rationality, Affect, and Faith: The Young Turks and the Armenian Genocide”
  • Yektan Turkyilmaz, “‘Ordinary Muslims?’ Evaluating the Religious Vocabulary of Mass-Mobilization in the Armenian Genocide”
  • Robert Braun, “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: Evidence from Rescue Networks in Twente during the Holocaust”
Discussant: Ates Altinordu

Protestantism and Progressive Politics (Saturday, November 14, 8:30-10:30AM)
  • Heath Carter, “Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago”
  • David Mislin, “The Limits of Clerical Influence: Liberal Protestants and Religious Pluralism in Progressive-Era America”
  • Melissa Wilde, “Who Were the Social Gospelers? Race, Class, and Religion on the Eve of the Depression”
  • Heather White, “Hosting Gay Pride: Urban Churches and Gay Liberation in New York, 1969-1973”
Discussant: Damon Mayrl

Author-Meets-Critics: After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion, by Anthony Petro (Saturday, November 14, 10:45AM-12:45PM)
  • Courtney Bender
  • Melani McAlister
  • Jenny Trinitapoli
  • Trevor Hoppe
  • Heather White
Author: Anthony Petro

Author-Meets-Critics: Grounds for Difference, by Rogers Brubaker (Saturday, November 14, 10:45AM-12:45PM)
  • Jennifer Hochschild
  • Philip Gorski
  • Matthias Koenig
Author: Rogers Brubaker

Religious Cultures: Knowledge, Image, and Practice (Saturday, November 14, 1:30-3:30PM)
  • Frode Ulvund, “Travelling Representations: Images of Mormonism in Scandinavia, 1850-1900”
  • Jeffrey Guhin, “Technologies of Moral Authority: Power, Practices, and Making Sense of the World through Science and Scripture”
  • Baris Buyukokutan, “Keeping Cross-Aisle Ties Going: The Ebbs and Flows of Orientalism in the Turkish Field of Literature”
Discussant: Melissa Wilde

Religious Networks, Advocacy, and Government in the Early Modern World (Saturday, November 14, 3:45-5:15PM)
  • Catherine Arnold, “To Commiserate with Their Distressed Condition: Religiosu Networks and Humanitarian Interventionism in Early Modern Europe”
  • Craig Gallagher, “This Long Wished and Prayed For Privilege: Scottish Religious Networks and the Glorious Revolution in the Atlantic World”
  • Daniel Jones, “The Butcher, the Bastard, and the Bear: Family Networks and Religious Opposition in Early Modern Bern”
Discussant: Ruth Braunstein

Religion and Politics in Global Perspective (Sunday, November 15, 8:00-10:00AM)
  • Elisabeth Becker, “Re-Placing Stigma? The Reception of Mosques in Contemporary Germany”
  • Anne Taylor, “Asceticism, Alchemy, and Autonomy: The Intersection of Faith and Knowledge in Puritan Opposition to the English Empire”
  • Julia Sloan, “Catholic Identity in the Cold War US”
Discussant: Matthias Koenig