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

Advances in technology have long been changing the way scholars work in terms of teaching, research, and administrative duties. A famous example is the appearance and then widespread distribution of printing. Another one, seemingly more mundane but a fixture nonetheless, is the blackboard, which was introduced into the US from Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.

Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) is a group of researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Our events foster a sense of community, organize academic and social events, and offer resources for career development. "Community Matters" is the group's article series where we publish on new developments or problems that concern the experience of being a scholar in the humanities and social sciences.