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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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