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HSSA Spring Symposium 2019: Register Today!


The Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) invites you to participate in a day of scholarly presentations and discussions hosted at International House. Scholars across the humanities and social sciences will present current and ongoing research at a multidisciplinary symposium hosted by the Humanities & Social Sciences Association. Within each thematically arranged panel session, brief presentations will be followed by rigorous discussions lead by assigned respondents.


Schedule: June 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: International House, UC Berkeley (2299 Piedmont Ave)


Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Coffee services and refreshments will be provided for participants. Register on Eventbrite here.


Call for Proposals - HSSA Spring Symposium 2019

Theme: Possibility/Promise

June 22 @ International House, UC Berkeley

Proposal Deadline: May 29

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are invited to present completed and/or 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 or 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 Possibility/Promise. Among other things, this will include projects that focus on empirical and theoretical problems or seek to develop, challenge, or reformulate theories or findings intersecting with the idea of possibility or promise (see below for more details on the theme and related topics).


Abstract proposals (200-300 words) must be sent by May 29 to hssa.symposium@gmail.com. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 31. Presenters will be expected to serve as respondents for one other paper. Following the symposium, presenters will be invited to submit full papers for consideration for publishing in an online repository at UC Berkeley following a peer review process.