Tag Archives: social sciences

Call for Papers from the Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

Got any papers you are proud of? Ethan Currie ’15 wants them!

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies is currently accepting papers for its Spring 2014 edition. Please submit papers from any social science to either ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or through the publication website itself. We will accept submissions until Wednesday, April 9.

When: Now until Wednesday, April 9th
Where: Electronically at ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or here.
Cost: Your papers!

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives – A Talk by Nicholas Christakis

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Nicholas Christakis will be speaking tomorrow in Usdan 108 about social networks. For those who don’t know him, he advocates the use of quantitative analysis in the social sciences – for example, in medicine. Here’s a brief blurb about him:

On February 12th, Wesleyan will have the chance to hear one of the the nation’s most prominent advocates for shaking up the social sciences with the possibilities of quantitative methods and models. Nicholas Christakis will be here to discuss his passion for the power of social networks. His talk is called “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives.”

Historical Narratives Spring Submission Drive – Deadline Sunday, February 10

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Historical Narratives is collecting submissions again. For more information, read below:

Historical Narratives is looking for your best work to be edited and published in a sleek bound academic journal.

Submissions must be original papers of 5-30 pages that, broadly defined, relate to history.  We encourage papers from courses outside the history department.  It does not need to be polished, and will be read anonymously by our editorial staff.  If accepted, the paper will go through an extensive editing process and will be printed later in the spring.

If you are feeling doubtful about yourself, just remember our motto: “If a professor liked it, we will too.”

Submit via attachment to hnarratives[at]gmail[dot]com by Sunday, February 10 or contact Justin Pottle ’13 at jpottle[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions.

Deadline: February 10
Contact: hnarratives(at)gmail

Historical Narratives Fall Submissions Drive Deadline

Justin Pottle ’13 writes in about The End of Historical Narratives?, which could be the name of an unreleased essay by Francis Fukuyama. I’m including the entirety of his email because it’s great:

Hey Zach!

Hope your weekend/finals are going well—I’m still kind of reeling from Its a Wonderful Life. Crazy. Its Christmastime. Everything is beautiful. Anyways, I’m writing in with a wesleying request. Can you put a post up advertising the end of Historical Narratives fall submissions? Something like this:

Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s undergraduate journal of history, is wrapping up its fall submissions drive tomorrow, December 10, but there is still time to submit your academic work discussing or pertaining to historical subjects and analysis. We’re looking for papers between 5 and 30 pages in any subject with an emphasis on original research. If your professor liked it, we probably will too. Successful papers will go through multiple rounds of anonymous review and editing, and the best papers will make it into our sleek academic journal at the end of next semester. You can submit papers whenever, but send submissions to weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday night to be consider in the first round of review.

I’ve attached a picture of Abraham Lincoln riding a bear. Do with it what you will.

Deadline: Monday (tomorrow) night
Contact: weshistoricalnarratives(at)gmail(dot)com