Call for Papers Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA 2015)

We invite you to participate in the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA.  The conference will take place November 12-15, 2015 in Baltimore (MD).  For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is February 14, 2015.  

The association particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2014 conference is “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives,” though papers on any other aspects of the history of children and childhood are also certainly welcome. Complete panels must include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible. Please do get in touch with the network chairs if you have an idea for a session but need help gathering presenters.
Proposals can be submitted by means of a web conference management system at If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA (
Let us know if you need any help making a submission or advice about a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the Children and Childhood network co-chairs:
Emily Bruce:
Michelle Mouton:
Birgitte Søland: