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HSSA strives to create, maintain, and encourage a social and intellectual community for postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, visiting student researchers, and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

How we do it

HSSA Events

Oct 30   Social Mixer

The HSSA will host a social networking event on Tuesday, October 30, 4pm-6pm (Sproul 309). Join us for a chance to socialize with postdocs, scholars, researchers, and grad students from around the US and the world. Meet new people and make new friends and colleagues! Wine and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are requested via Eventbrite.

Oct 30   Writing Group Meeting

The HSSA Writing Group will meet on Tuesday, October 30, 1pm-2pm in Barrows 650. A brief presentation of a work-in-progress will be followed by a discussion. (Presenter: Mario Sacomano Neto; Chair: Daniel Kim.) For information on membership, participation, and scheduling, please see the group's webpage.

Oct 30   HSSA Board Meeting

The Board will meet to discuss future plans and issues of relevance to HSSA members. New board members are welcome! Tuesday Oct 30, 11:30am-12:30pm in Sproul 331. (Lunch will be provided.) 

Nov 16   2018 HSSA Symposium

Join us on campus for the 2018 HSSA Symposium on Friday, November, 16, 2018 for scholarly presentations and discussions by UC Berkeley visiting postdocs, scholars, and student researchers in the humanities and social sciences. 

Community Matters

HSSA Symposium 2018

UC Berkeley, Friday, November 16

Proposal Deadline: October 5

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are invited to present completed and ongoing research at a multidisciplinary symposium hosted by the Humanities & Social Sciences Association. All UC Berkeley visiting postdocs, scholars, and student researchers are welcome to submit texts (essays, articles, book chapters, dissertation sections, etc.) based on completed projects and works-in-progress.

Prospective participants are welcome to submit proposals on any theme. However, they are especially encouraged to submit a proposal that has some connection to the theme of Concepts in Academic Research. Among other things, this will include projects that apply concepts to empirical problems or seek to develop, challenge, or reformulate concepts across a variety of research domains (see below for the full call).

Abstract proposals (maximum 300 words) must be sent by October 5 to hssa.symposium@gmail.com. Selected participants will be asked to submit a paper by November 5 (3000-7000 words), which will permit close discussion during sessions. Following the symposium, full papers will be considered for publication in an online repository hosted by UC Berkeley following a peer review process. [Full CFP here.]

The HSSA Writing Group continues for the Fall 2018 semester. Designed for visiting scholars, postdocs, graduate students, researchers, and lecturers interested in providing and receiving constructive feedback in a comfortable environment, the Writing Group meets every other Monday. For more information on membership and participation, including the schedule of meetings, please consult the webpage for the Writing Group.

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