Making Space: Thinking Against the Grain in Historical Sociology
Register here for the upcoming CHS Mini-Conference: bit.ly/chsmini2023
Following last year’s mini-conference and ongoing conversations within historical sociology, this conference aims to create a space to further extend the purview of historical sociology, and to critically reflect on roads not taken. As such, this year’s panels will touch on questions of continuity and rupture, colonialism, resistance, racial capitalism, and understudied critical approaches to both the archive and the field. In line with the conference theme, we will close the day with an invited plenary on “Thinking Against the Grain.” The panel will highlight the experiences and contributions of sociologists Theresa Beardall, Zine Magubane, Michael Murphy, and Vrushali Patil who have modeled alternative approaches to historical sociology.
We welcome scholars who have not yet found a place in the mainstream of the discipline or CHS subfield, or who draw from adjacent disciplines and subfields to enrich our conversations and move the field of historical sociology in new and exciting directions. The mini-conference is open to scholars of all levels, and we especially encourage graduate students and junior scholars to join. In order to make the conference accessible to participants, we intend to keep fees as minimal as possible; only faculty will be charged nominal fees. A catered lunch will be offered along with an invitation to continue the conversation at a local bar (drinks not covered).