Conference announcement: Revisiting Remaking Modernity

Elisabeth Anderson and Barry Eidlin are pleased to announce Revisiting Remaking Modernity: New Voices in Comparative-Historical Sociology, a mini-conference sponsored by the ASA Comparative-Historical Section, the Northwestern University Department of Sociology, and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. The conference will be held at Northwestern University on August 21 from 9am-6:30 pm.

Ten years after the publication of the landmark edited volume Remaking Modernity (Duke 2005), the time is ripe to take stock of comparative-historical sociology’s past, present and future. The conference will open with a plenary panel featuring the book’s editors (Julia Adams, Elisabeth Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff) in conversation with scholars in the early stages of their careers (Robert Braun, Marcus Hunter, and Catherine Lee).

A central aim of the conference is to bring comparative-historical sociology into fruitful dialogue with other areas of sociology. Panel topics include gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, religion, collective action, war and organized violence, social policy, environment, development, colonialism, and cities in comparative-historical perspective.

Registration includes lunch and a post-conference reception, and is $15 for students, post-docs, and adjuncts, and $25 for faculty.

For more information about the program, location, and how to register, please visit