for the historically inclined
Two announcements for the historically inclined among you. First, there will be a Twitter/blog meetup at the Social Science History Association in Baltimore next week. Drop by and say hi to Tina Fetner, Dan Hirschman, Philip Cohen (fingers crossed), me, and others (Fabio??? Fabulous guest blogger Caroline Lee?). Saturday, November 14 from 4-6pm at Bistro 300 Lounge, on the 3rd floor of the conference hotel. You don’t need to be active on social media to come — readers, commenters, lurkers, just bored, all welcome.
Second, ASA’s comparative-historical section is having a pre-ASA miniconference next year with the ambitious title, “Can Comparative-Historical Sociology Save the World?” The pitch:
We live in a world where the most important policy concerns, from terrorism and climate change to the fight against poverty and infectious disease, transcend national borders. This conference explores how scholars might use the tools of comparative and historical sociology to engage issues of public concern. An opening plenary session will engage both advanced and early-stage scholars in conversation on this issue. Other sessions will be organized around the papers accepted through this call.
The conference has a great organizing panel and I’m sure will generate interesting discussion. More information here, and abstracts are being accepted through January 30, 2016.
Now back to your regularly scheduled Monday.