Comparative and Historical Sociology Section

Institutes & Meetings

Institutes and Organizations
Meetings and Conferences

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Emphasis Historical

American Social History Project - At CUNY. Founded in 1981 by the late Herbert Gutman and Stephen Brier, the Project has sought to revitalize interest in history by challenging the traditional ways that people learn about the past.

American Historical Association - Membership organization for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research.

Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness - A centre dedicated to facilitating research on the understanding and teaching of history at the University of British Columbia.

Association for History and Computing - Organization dedicated to the use of computers in historical research and more.

Association for Social History - From Belgrade, Serbia. A non-partisan, non-governmental, and non-profit organization whose goals include researching social history in Serbia, Yugoslavia, and South-East Europe.

History Departments Around the World - The premier resource to reach history department web pages. At George Mason University.

International Institute of Social History - Founded in 1935, the Institute is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular.

Radical History and Politics - Sponsored by the Radical History Review and the Radical Historians Newsletter.

Social Science History Association - The members of the Social Science History Association share a common interest in interdisciplinary and systematic approaches to historical research.

Social Science History Institute at Stanford University - Promotes an approach to historical social science that stresses logical consistency, the specification of falsifiable hypotheses, and evidence.

Emphasis Comparative

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University - Center for Science and International Affairs.

The Brookings Institution - Provides information, critical assessment, and objective analysis of world events.

Canadian International Council - Formerly known as the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA), this organization describes itself as "a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs."

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Conducts programs of research in international relations and publishes Foreign Policy, a quarterly magazine.

Center for Strategic Studies - Independent international relations research institute based in Belgrade.

Centre for the Study of Global Governance - At the LSE in London.

Council for European Studies - Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe.

Fundacio CIDOB - Devoted to the study of international relations and development studies.

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies - Based at Dalhousie University in Canada.

The Global Site - Critical gateway to world politics and society. Developed by Martin Shaw at the University of Sussex.

Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité - Belgian independent organization for research and information on geostrategic issues and international relations.

Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies - Based at the University of Notre Dame, this research center promotes international research, with a strong but not exclusive focus on Latin America.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University - A public policy research center devoted to advanced study in domestic public policy and international affairs.

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis - Independent, nonpartisan research organization that conducts research, publishes studies, convenes seminars and conferences in the fields of foreign policy and national security affairs.

Institute of Development Studies - At the University of Sussex.

International Affairs Society - The IAS is a student organization at the George Washington University committed to enhancing the experience of those students interested in the inner workings of international culture and diplomacy.

International Development Research Centre - A public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.

International Studies Association - An association of international scholars having consultative status with the United Nations.

Inter-University Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM) - Formed to promote the teaching and use of qualitative research methods in the social sciences, including comparative methods.

Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation - University of California, San Diego. Committed to conflict resolution through international cooperation.

Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research is committed to undertaking comparative European research and research into European integration.

Netherlands Institute of International Relations - Promotes the understanding of international affairs through research, training and information provision.

PEWS-WEB - Homepage of the Section on the Political Economy of the World-System of the American Sociological Association.

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Based out of Chatham House in London, the Royal Institute of International Affairs is an independent research and membership organisation working to promote the understanding of key international issues. Please note that this link will redirect you to the Chatham House homepage.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University - Engaged in contemporary policy research on the global environment, security, and political economy.

Center for Global Initiatives at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center for International Studies - Formerly known as the University Center for International Studies, it nurtures interdisciplinary approaches to international studies and fosters collaboration among researchers.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - An autonomous component of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, structured to encourage the highest practical level of personal and intellectual interaction among a diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

World Policy Institute and Journal - information on Institute mission and programs; summaries of journal articles.

Combined and General

Center for History, Society, and Culture - The Center for History, Society, and Culture (CHSC) at the University of California, Davis sponsors interdisciplinary educational and research programs that span the social sciences, history, and the historically oriented humanities.

Fernand Braudel Center - For the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations. Concentrated on the analysis of large-scale social change over long periods of historical time. Based at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Research Committee on Comparative Sociology - RC20 of the International Sociological Association. Established in 1986, the primary objective of the Committee is to advance research in the field of comparative sociology by encouraging research, conferences and publications in the field.

Sociology and Social Science Departments:


2014 ASA Annual Meeting - This year's theme: "The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals"

Social Science History Association Meeting - The SSHA annual meetings.

European Social Science History Conference - A biennial conference organized by the International Institute of Social History. According to the website, "the main objective of the conference is to introduce historians who use the insights and techniques from the social sciences to social scientists that focus on the past in their research and vice versa."

Conference on World Affairs - Two years after the birth of the United Nations, the University of Colorado created the Conference on World Affairs. Unique at its inception, CWA set a new standard for thought-provoking, intellectual discussion. Whereas conventional academic conferences continue to encourage the use of prepared papers on highly focused topics, CWA's participants are challenged to discuss a wide-range of issues on an impromptu basis.