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Macrohistorical Dynamics, S-Louis, Oct-2002
by Nikolai S. Rozov
23 January 2002 07:02 UTC
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Dear Colleagues,

Please consider contributing to Macrohistorical Dynamics panels that
will be included within the 27th Meeting of the Social Science History
Association.  The general theme of next year's conference is:
"International Perspectives on Social Science History: Thinking
Globally, Researching Locally, Working Cooperatively" (October 24-27,
2002, at the Royal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri; see general
CFP and participation rules below).

Macrohistorical Dynamics (MHD) is a research field that focuses on
problems of large-scale historical research and explanation.  Topic
areas include world, macro-, and theoretical history; macro- and
historical sociology; world-system analysis; comparative study of
civilizations; social evolutionism; geopolitics; and studies of
long-term socio-ecological, technological, demographic, cultural,
political trends and transformations. 

This year the Macrohistorical Dynamics network plans to organize at
least three panels.  The deadline for paper and/or panel submissions is
February 15, 2002.

Submissions are expected to be made by the Internet by means of Web
applications. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information
should be submitted on the site

SSHA has set up a mechanism for networks to share papers between two
networks, so even if you have a solo paper, send the idea along.  It is
possible and useful to mark a paper not only by the MHD network, but
also by some other co-sponsoring networks (for example, Theory/Methods,
Historical Geography, Politics, Culture, Economics).  Co-sponsored
papers are encouraged by the SSHA Program committee.

We suggest several preliminary areas of focus for panels for soft
orientation in Macrohistorical Dynamics.

Comparative Social Structures and Macrohistory

Varieties and Universalities of Mass Organized Violence 

Role of Social Networks in Historical Dynamics

Agency, Structure and Variables in Macro-Micro Continuum

Does Technology Drive History?

Destiny of the Covering Laws Project: Are There Working
Macrosociological Theories?

Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Geoculture: Bridging Paradigms

Social Evolution and Systemic Transformations in World History 

The list of MHD panel themes is open.  Please use the SSHA submission
site (find the address above) and feel free to contact us for further

Contact info:
Daniel Little delittle@umd.umich.edu (University of Michigan, USA)
Nikolai Rozov rozov@nsu.ru (Novosibirsk State University, Russia)

General CFP

"International Perspectives on Social Science History: 
 Thinking Globally, Researching Locally, Working

 The 27th Meeting Of The Social Science History Association

The Social Science History Association will hold its 27th annual
conference, October 24-27, 2002, at the Royal Riverfront Hotel in St.
Louis, Missouri. The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association
for historical research in the U.S. and its members share a common
concern for interdisciplinary approaches to historical problems. The
organization's long-standing interest in methodology also makes SSHA
meetings exciting places to explore new solutions to historical
problems. We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent
Ph.D.s, as well as more established scholars, from a wide range of
disciplines and departments. The 2002 meeting will include a number of
reflective presidential and thematic sessions related to "International
Perspectives on Social Science History." We encourage submissions that
explore this topic, as it shapes (and reshapes) historical thinking,
research, and scholarly projects. We also welcome the usual broad range
of sessions proposed by participants and networks. As in the past, panel
proposals will be handled electronically. 

If you wish to submit a paper, panel or poster for the 2002 SSHA
conference, do so here. The submission deadline is February 15, 2002.
Since we have a system of rolling acceptances, it is wise to submit
panels early. We prefer submissions of complete sessions. Typically
these include three or four research papers or roundtable participants,
a chair, and one or two discussants. You may propose an individual
paper, but it is somewhat less likely to be accepted than a complete
panel. You also may submit research to be presented in a poster session.
Because we are unlikely to exceed our capacity for poster presentations,
such submissions are likely to face less competition. Finally, we often
need volunteers to serve as discussants or session chairs. If you are
interested in serving in this capacity, please indicate your areas of
expertise in our discusssant/chair pool on the web site. The SSHA
program is developed through networks of people interested in particular
topics. If you wish to organize a session, we recommend that you contact
a network representative first. Network representatives screen all
papers and panels in their areas. As the interests of SSHA members
shift, networks change. Current networks, with their representatives'
e-mail and web addresses, will be listed on the SSHA website after the
2001 meeting in mid-November. If you are not certain into which network
your paper proposal best fits, ask the representatives of the networks
closest to your interests. 

 Contributors should take note of the following SSHA rules and
a. Session participants should represent more than one discipline or
b. Panels that include material from more than one place or time are
particularly welcome. 
c. To maximize the number of participants, individuals may present no
more than one paper and participate in no more than two sessions. 
d. Panels co-sponsored by two or more networks are encouraged. 
e. Preference is given to complete panel proposals of those that can be
completed by the proposal deadline. 

Also, please remember that all panel submissions must include complete
information on participants, including their affiliations, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses. Notification of acceptance or rejection
of proposals will occur by April 15, 2002. At that time, all accepted
participants for the 2002 SSHA will be required to pre-register for the
conference. Acceptance of panels will thus be conditional. No panel will
appear in the preliminary or final program until all of its participants
have registered. Participants also normally join the SSHA. For more
information, contact the 2002 Program Committee Co-Chairs, George Alter
and Ellen Dwyer at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Nikolai S. Rozov, PhD, Dr.Sc. Professor of Philosophy   
E-MAIL: rozov@nsu.ru   FAX: 7-3832-397101
ADDRESS: Philosophy Dept. Novosibirsk State University     
630090, Novosibirsk, Pirogova 2, RUSSIA

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