Library of Social Science’s 2017 Book Exhibit Schedule is firming up. Below are conferences already confirmed. More will be added. Please scroll down and take a look. From the wide range of conferences held each year in the social sciences, we select only the best, most focused and serious ones—those attracting the most prominent, influential scholars and professionals.
Cambridge Scholars have been working with the Library of Social Science for a number of years to promote particularly relevant titles at their numerous events, as their conference book exhibits are are the best place for people to get a picture of the “state of the art” in a given field.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Library of Social Science Exhibit if you would be interested in having your book exhibited at any of these events, and our team will be happy to make the arrangements.
34th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (TCWR): “From Ferguson to Flint: Multicultural Competencies for Community Based Trauma”; February 24-25, New York, NY
The Winter Roundtable—sponsored by Teachers College—is the longest-running professional education program devoted to studying the psychological and educational implications of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and religious affiliation. With over 600 expected to attend, this is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on multiculturalism, counseling, social work, stigma and trauma, education, literacy and psychology to leaders in the field.
46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR); March 1-4, New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1971, SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization whose members share a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural research. A distinguishing characteristic of the Society is that it is fundamentally inter-disciplinary. Members are professionals and students in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Education, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, Business, etc. Their annual conference, held in a relaxed atmosphere that fosters support and collaboration among participants, is the best opportunity of the year to promote titles on all aspects of cross- and multi-cultural research.
23rd National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): “Asian Connections: Confluences and Contradictions”; March 2-4, Portland, OR
Founded in 1990, ASDP’s network of scholars and teachers are dedicated to enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. ASDP promotes a comparative approach, integrating Asian Studies in core humanities, social science, business and science courses. Presentations will explore connections with and within Asia—among peoples, cultures, ideas and ideals—through both wide-angle historical lenses and tightly-focused analyses of contemporary issues. With faculty members from over 560 universities worldwide, ASDP is one of the leading organizations investigating Asian cultures, economies, politics and identities, making this one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your titles in all areas of Asian Studies.
73rd Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES): “Making Sense of Humanity in a Posthumanist Age”; March 16-20, Seattle, WA
PES is an international forum that promotes the study of educational practice, policy and research, providing philosophers of education a high-visibility platform from which to speak to current pedagogical issues. Their exciting annual conference explores education as a societal institution—and more broadly as the process of existential growth. Presentations at the 2017 conference will examine the blurred boundary between the human and non-human, given advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and radical shifts in scientific, social, legal and political thought. Topics include AI and concepts of mind, free will, intelligence and moral agency; how human flourishing must consider the non-human world; and educational implications of the “crisis in the humanities.” This is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on education from a sociological, anthropological, psychological or religious perspective to leaders in the field.
8th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (SHP): “Love, Ethics and Social Justice: Transforming the Self in the Service of Others”; March 30-April 2, Pittsburgh, PA
Advocating for the worth, dignity and honor of every human being, SHP (APA Division 32) members seek to create comprehensive, integrative approaches to humane care in contemporary psychology. Their work builds on Rogerian, transpersonal and existential theories as well as on constructivist, feminist and postmodern psychologies. This year’s conference will examine how innovative and relevant care practices can best answer today’s complex challenges: political oppression and dehumanization, economic inequalities, the loss of connection and changes in healthcare delivery. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your books on all aspects of humanistic, positive, transpersonal and existential psychology, including spirituality and mysticism, education and phenomenology, cultural and social responsibility, neuroscience and psychotherapy methods.
Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS): “Globalization: Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls” held jointly with the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Couch Stone Symposium (SSSI): “21st Century Interactionism”; March 30 – April 2, Milwaukee, WI
Founded in 1936, MSS is a professional organization of scholars, students and practicing sociologists. Their annual meetings—known for their collegiality and sense of purpose—bring together members from around the world. SSSI is an international professional organization of scholars studying a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language. This year’s combined meeting will examine globalization in all its aspects, and how it impacts interactions. Speakers will present research in all realms of Sociology, ranging from the sociology of emotions to criminology, communications theory and semiotics, to mass media, organizations, economics and politics. This exciting joint meeting is one of the best opportunities for publishers to promote their full range of Sociology titles to leading scholars.
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) 2017 Convention: “Fitting In/Standing Out: The Psychology of Groups”; March 31-April 2, San Antonio, TX
Founded in 1954, SWPA prides itself on serving the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. With an international membership, SWPA’s exciting annual conference brings together nearly 1500 scholars, psychologists, therapists, counselors and students. These influential clinicians and therapists seek the latest titles on the full range of psychology and mental health topics. This is one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your books on the theory and practice of psychology, myth-making, and related topics ranging from trauma, forensic psychology and child and adolescent development to sexual identity, multicultural psychology and neurological and genetic influences on mental health.
88th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA): “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying and Retaliation in Academia”; April 6-9, Portland, OR
The annual PSA meeting is one of the largest and most popular sociological conferences, with well over 1,000 people expected to attend. This year’s meeting— “part conference, part movement”—will examine various forms of betrayal in academia, touching on sexual assault and its prosecution, equal opportunities questions, non-normative sexual identity, gender, race and ethnicity, and hostile work environments. Papers will range across all sociological disciplines, representing the diversity of research questions, topics and methodologies. These prominent scholars are avid book buyers look for titles on the full range of Sociology topics. Publishers wishing to promote their Sociology titles cannot afford to miss this exciting event.
25th Annual ASIANetwork Conference: “Digital and Beyond: Ways of Knowing Asia”; April 7-9, Oak Brook, IL
ASIANetwork is the primary organization devoted to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within liberal arts education, encouraging the study of Asian languages, societies and cultures to deepen intercultural understanding. Focusing on the economic, social, political and environmental changes Asian societies are encountering today, this year’s conference highlights the wide range of lenses used to depict and understand these changes and their impacts on Asian culture—from traditional academic disciplines to new digital technologies—providing new ways of analyzing and constructing Asia. Given the ever more prominent role Asian societies play today, this is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles to a prime market of teachers and researchers seeking monographs and texts for research and course use on all aspects of Asian Studies, including history, anthropology, sociology, religion, politics and economics, literature, culture, media and human rights.
33rd Annual Conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI): “Clinical Decisions at Work: Navigating the Psychotherapy Integration Maze”; May 18-21, Denver, CO
SEPI promotes theoretical diversity and encourages critical engagement among different psychotherapeutic orientations. Providing both a community for clinicians, researchers and theorists who explore the limitations of single-school perspectives—and a forum for alternative ways of working with clinical issues—SEPI traverses the shifting ground between theory and practice. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on all schools of psychotherapy theory and practice: cognitive, emotional, biological and behavioral factors affecting psychological change; community mental health and cultural competency; psychotherapy with marginalized populations; the role of spirituality and religion in therapy; and the bio-psycho-social model.
29th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) conference; May 31-June 3, Boise, ID
HBES is the leading professional association for scholars, scientists and researchers working at the frontiers of evolutionary psychology. This fast-growing, influential discipline is revolutionizing our understanding of human preferences, motives and reasoning procedures. Their annual conference explores the latest breakthroughs on topics such as group behavior in humans and animals, political participation, cooperation, sexuality, violence, stress, emotions, race, social stratification, prejudice, consumer behavior and aesthetics. This exciting four-day conference is the most important of 2017 on evolutionary approaches to human behavior.
6th Biennial International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) Summer Institute; June 4-7, Boise, ID
Founded in 1972, ISHE focuses on fundamental and universal human behaviors such as infant attachment, emotion, dominance and other social relationships, nonverbal communication, courtship and ritual. Its members are drawn from 26 countries and a wide range of disciplines: psychology, anthropology, biology, primatology, psychiatry, and public health. This diversity means members use multiple methodologies in their work: longitudinal naturalistic observations and cross-cultural fieldwork, technological methods borrowed from medicine, neurophysiology, behavior genetics and computer science. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your books on all aspects of human behavior: evolutionary, comparative and developmental psychology; linguistics; behavioral ecology and physical and cultural anthropology.
47th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society (JPS): “Technologies and Human Development”; June 8-10
San Francisco, CA
Established in 1970, JPS is an international, interdisciplinary organization exploring the development and construction of human knowledge. Their 2017 conference will discuss how technologies impact human development as an interactive process. Presentations will focus on digital media, their uses and their impacts in human culture, development and education. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on developmental psychology, neuroscience, intelligence and cognition, learning and education, disability, cultural analysis and epistemology.
Joint International Conference of the Community Development Society (CDS) and the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP): “Big Skies, Bold Partnerships”; June 11-14
Big Sky, MT
The annual CDS meeting offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners—from the US and over 30 other countries—to share innovative strategies for sustainable development supporting positive, inclusive community change. This year’s meeting will be held jointly with the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)— an organization dedicated to improving the professional status and resource base of community development Extension programs. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on regional and community development, economics and education, public services, IT, health and housing, migration and civic engagement.
11th Annual Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS): “NEEPS XI – The Second Decade”; June 14-18, Binghamton, NY
NEEPS started as a regional sister organization of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in 2007. The Society is dedicated to advancing knowledge regarding human behavior based on the application of evolutionary principles, such as natural, sexual and cultural selection. Cultivating scholarship and inquiry into the evolutionary roots of behavior, the Society welcomes researchers and students from multiple disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, literary studies, psychology, sociology) with a diversity of research and theoretical interests. NEEPS’ annual conference—which draws participants from around the world—is designed to facilitate interactions among scholars and to cultivate the next generation of scholars in the evolutionary behavioral sciences. This is one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your titles on evolution, psychology and human behavior.
9th Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY): “Transition, Transaction and Transgression”; June 21-23, Camden, NJ
SHCY is the premier organization supporting research about childhood, youth cultures and the experience of young people across diverse times and places. SHCY fosters cross-disciplinary studies of how cultural and national differences have shaped conceptions about children and their lived experiences. The 2017 conference will examine how children and youth have helped transform the world around them. Presenters discuss the connection between childhood/youth and the many instances of “trans- “entering public and academic conversations: transnational and trans-colonial exchanges; transient refugees and migrants; and transactional spaces of the market and popular culture. This exciting biennial meeting is the best opportunity of the year to promote titles on children—from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, and education.
10th Biennial Congress of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR): “Applying Resaarch to Improve Intercultural Relations”; June 25-29, Staten Island, NY
IAIR seeks to promote and encourage intercultural relations through research, theory and practice to promote world peace and prosperity. IAIR’s members come from over a dozen social science disciplines, including Education, Anthropology, Management, Communication, Psychology, Sociology and Politics. Presentations at this year’s congress will bring new theoretical conceptualizations, innovative methodologies, challenging evidence and broader perspectives addressing questions facing our multiethnic world. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on the social, economic, political and psychological aspects of intercultural relations.
80th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS): “Rural Peoples in a Volatile World: Disruptive Agents and Adaptive Strategies”; July 27-30, Columbus, OH
The Rural Sociological Society is the largest and most important North American organization devoted to generating and disseminating knowledge about rural communities, seeking to enhance the quality of rural life and the environment. This year’s conference will attract scholars and researchers from around the world—avid book-buyers seeking the latest titles on the full range of sociological topics—to focus on the ways rural peoples cope with a wide range of disruptive events, including economic downturns, severe storms and droughts, the arrival of outside investors or wars. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your books on rural sociology, agriculture and industry, elites and class, climate change and politics and civil society.
Psychology and the Other Conference 2017 (PATOC); October 13-15, Cambridge, MA
Psychology and the Other is an international, interdisciplinary consortium studying the “Other” through philosophical, psychological and theological conversations. Its members include psychologists, psychiatrists and analysts, social workers, sociologists and anthropologists, philosophers, theologians and clergy—all furthering rich discourses around the “Other” within and between their own intellectual traditions. Conference presentations engage topics from existential psychoanalysis to narrative theory, feminism to multiculturalism and sociopolitical trends, and thinkers as diverse as Levinas, Lacan and Cavell, Girard, Ricoeur and Bakhtin. This year’s Plenary and Invited Speakers include Judith Butler, Sue Grand, Lewis Aron and Mari Ruti.
Tenth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA); October 19-21
ASMEA promotes the highest standards of academic research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern Studies, African Studies and related disciplines. Their annual conference attracts prominent scholars and high-level policy-makers. Among the topics discussed at this exciting, well-attended meeting: the history of religious and communal conflict and coexistence; how current strategic, political and economic concerns are reshaping old regional rivalries; and issues related to genocide, terrorism and democratization. This is the best conference of the year to promote your titles on Middle Eastern, African and Islamic studies.
23rd Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS): “Voice: Psychoanalytic, Cultural & Social Justice Perspectives”; October 20-21, New Brunswick, NJ
APCS is an international, interdisciplinary organization of clinicians and academics dedicated to understanding social phenomena—and to developing applications of clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis to cultural issues and social change. Members research topics ranging from psychological factors behind drug abuse, irresponsible sexuality, and ethnic, racial and sexual intolerance; to psychoanalysis and literature; to the theories of Freud and Lacan—in order to understand culture’s role in motivating serious social problems. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies, society and politics, gender studies, history, religion, economics, philosophy and the arts.
Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA); November 16-18, Houston, TX
Founded in 1947, TPA’s purpose is to advance psychology as a science, profession and means of promoting human welfare. Their members are drawn from all specialties of psychology, with a concentration in clinical and counseling psychology. The annual TPA convention brings together over 600 scholars, psychologists, therapists, counselors and social workers. These influential clinicians and therapists seek the latest titles on the full range of psychology and mental health topics. Speakers and presenters explore topics ranging from applied and school psychology, forensic psychology, child and adolescent development, sexual identity, and aging to psychopharmacology, disability, treatment of trauma, and multicultural psychology.
16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS-US); November 17-19, Portland, OR
ISPS champions the application of psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral and related individual, family and group therapies, in contrast to the current reliance on medication to treat psychotic disorders. Their rich conference brings together mental health professionals—psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses—as well as service users and their families. Topics discussed include all schools and methods of psychotherapy; drama, art and music therapy; psychotherapy’s interaction with genetics and neurology; the realities of those who have experienced psychosis; and phenomenology and society. This promises to be the most exciting psychology-and psychotherapy-related conference of the year—one publishers cannot afford to miss!