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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.

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.]