Reverberations of Empire: Histories, Legacies & Lineages


SSHA 2022 will be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois USA.


A message from the President of the SSHA:

I am so looking forward to welcoming all of you back to Chicago’s historic Palmer House for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association. You can probe the times of the sessions by looking at the Final Program (follow links below). Beyond the regular sessions, there will plenty of other exciting events to attend: I will be giving the Presidential Address, “The Presence of Imperial Pasts,” on Saturday 19th in the Monroe Room at 6:30 pm that will be followed by food and drink at the President’s Reception. Prior to the Address, the Business Meeting will be hold at 6:00 pm in the Monroe Room. On Thursday evening at 6 pm, the Opening Reception will offer an opportunity for us to see old friends and make new ones over nibbles and beverages. On Friday, the Networks will hold their organizational meetings and everyone is invited to join (12 and 12:45 pm).

Julian Go
University of Chicago
2022 President of the SSHA


How do I apply for a Richard Sutch Graduate Student Travel Grant? Apply by July 15th via

Starting in January 2022, a link to apply for one of SSHA’s competitive student travel grants will be available at


To register for SSHA2022, please click here


Final Program is Now Available Online

The Annual Meeting Program has been finalized. The full program is available for phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops on this website.

Launching his website from your mobile device is easy. Point the camera to the QR code on the right to open the site. Then save it to your home screen. On iOS: Tap the up-arrow icon at the bottom of the screen, select "+ Add to Home Screen" and tap "Add". On Android:Tap the menu button and tap "Add to homescreen". That's it.

Navigating the Website

Start with the program summary, a compact list of sessions and events by day, then follow the navigation tips below.

The toolbar at the top of every page has links to three entries into the program:

Each of these entry points into the program takes you to a session page, which lists the session chair and discussant, if any, and the authors and titles of the papers to be presented, with links to the online abstracts and extended abstracts (or completed papers) where available.

All the session pages and event lists have links to the floor plans using our room finder.


Participants by Institution

We also provide a list of institutions represented at the meeting, each entry has a link to a list of participants from that institution.

Program Committee

The program co-chairs are:

Cristina Groeger
Lake Forest College
Ricarda Hammer
University of Michigan
Ho-Fung Hung
Johns Hopkins University
George Lawson
Australian National University
Alexandre White
Johns Hopkins University


Important Dates

December 9, 2021. Website open for submissions 

March 4, 2022. Submission deadline (extended from February 16)

May 30, 2022. Authors are notified of accepted papers