Call for Papers: Historical Geography and GIS Network (SSHA Chicago 2016)

RHN 118/2015 | Call

41st Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

17-20 November 2016, Chicago, IL, USA

Deadline for submissions: 20 February 2016

Historical Geography and GIS Network -
41st Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association:
"Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World"

The Historical Geography and GIS Network of the Social Science History Association invites you to take part in the 41st annual meeting of the SSHA, November 17-20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

We are seeking complete panels as well as individual papers and are especially eager to receive contributions from EURHO members.

The Historical Geography and GIS Network has an active membership of scholars who utilize geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial tools to tackle a wide range of historical problems.  We also offer a place for human geographers who study spatial relationships of cultural, social, and environmental  change and continuity.  We encourage papers and panels that utilize spatial concepts, geographic thinking and various methods to ask new historical questions as well as to revisit old ones.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World”, which encourages new perspectives and novel collaborations with colleagues in fields beyond “geography” per se. Nonetheless, all paper and panel submissions will be considered. We also encourage cross-network sponsorship of panels. For more information please refer to the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.

The deadline for papers and/or panel submissions is February 20, 2016. The SSHA requests that submissions be made by means of its web conference management system, available after December 1. Paper proposals should include title, brief abstract and contact information. Panel proposals should include an organizer, discussant, and at least 3 paper presenters.

If you have any questions or need assistance putting together a panel please contact one of the network co-chairs, George Vascik (vascikgs@miamioh.edu) and Robert Schwartz (rschwart@mtholyoke.edu)

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Sincerely,
George Vascik and Robert Schwartz
Historical Geography and GIS Network Co-Chairs