Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fiscal Sociology: The Second SSHA Workshop

[We've previously noted the first "Workshop on Comparative Historical Approaches to Fiscal Sociology," held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. Here is the announcement of the second convening of the workshop.]

In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of multidisciplinary research on the social and historical sources and consequences of taxation. We invite interested graduate students from history, law, and the social sciences to participate in a one-day workshop on this “new fiscal sociology.” Students will read and discuss classic and contemporary essays that trace fundamental connections between tax institutions and macro-historical phenomena – wars, racial boundaries, religious traditions, gender regimes, labor systems, and more. Workshop participants will also have the option to present and discuss their own dissertation or pre-dissertation research.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association (SSHA). Interested students will also have a chance to present their own work on Thursday, November 18, as part of the SSHA conference. Space is limited. Small housing and travel stipends will be provided for a limited number of applicants under a grant from the National Science Foundation. Applicants should submit a CV and a paragraph explaining their interest in this workshop, and (if applicable) a draft of a research paper that they would be willing to present at the SSHA. Preference will be given to students who also submit conference papers, but we encourage applications from all students interested in the workshop, including those at early stages of their graduate career. Submit materials via e-mail to Monica Prasad, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University m-prasad@northwestern.edu. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it); Ajay Mehrotra, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – Bloomington (amehrotr@indiana.edu (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it); and Isaac Martin, Department of Sociology, University of California – San Diego iwmartin@ucsd.edu (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it), no later than February 15, 2010.

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