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Library of Social Science Book Exhibits

LIBRARY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE BOOK EXHIBITS is the premier company creating, organizing and managing book exhibits for scholarly and professional conferences. From among hundreds of meetings, we select a limited number—based on their capacity to attract influential audiences and advance knowledge. Using input from conference organizers, publishers and authors—as well as our own in-depth research—we develop a comprehensive collection of the latest and most significant books and journals. For information on a particular conference, please contact Mei Ha Chan at 718-393-1075, or send her an email.

2019 Book Exhibit Schedule

Date / Location Name
February 22-23
Teachers College,
New York, NY
36th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (TCWR)

The Winter Roundtable is the longest running professional education program in the United States devoted to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable continues its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, ability status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. The 2018 theme underscores the pervasiveness and pernicious effects of misogyny, sexism and gender oppression. 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.

March 7-9
Nashville, TN
25th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): “Wellbeing in Asian Traditions of Thought and Practice”

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. The 2019 Conference theme will expand the field of wellbeing research. How has human well-being been conceived and measured historically in different Asian contexts? 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.

March 28-31
Oakland, CA
90th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA): “Engaging Millennials: Researching and Teaching about Power, Diversity and Change.”

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 will focus on the mission of the Pacific Sociological Association: “to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists.” Papers will range across all sociological disciplines, representing the diversity of research questions, topics and methodologies. These prominent scholars, 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.

April 4-6
Denver, CO
Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)

Founded in 1930 for the purpose of advancing psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting human welfare—this dynamic conference attracts over 1000 attendees. Library of Social Science will be at the center of the action, representing most of the major publishers in psychology. Presentations cover a wide range of topics, including forensic psychology, psychology and social change, men’s mental health, psychology as a science, psychology of women, gender roles, diversity, developmental psychology, neuropsychology and clinical psychology. Among the exciting Keynote Presentations: “Teaching as a Political Act;” “Exploring Psychology’s Past;” “Clothing, Prejudice, and Sexism;” “Intimate Partner Violence.”

April 5-7
Albuquerque, NM
50th Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA): “Psychology: Bridging the gap between the laboratory and the real world”

SWPA’s exciting annual convention serves the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. With over 1,500 professors, therapists, counselors and students in attendance, publishers reach an enthusiastic audience seeking significant titles on the full range of psychology and mental health topics. This year’s meeting focuses on applying psychological research to solve the challenges of tomorrow. This is one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your books on the theory and practice of psychology, animal learning, sexual behavior, child and adolescent development, multicultural psychology, the psychology of well-being, virtual education, the effects of technology on well-being, and diversity in mental health treatment.

April 25-26
Boston College
An International Holocaust Conference: Mein Kampf: Prelude to the Holocaust

In 2016, historians at Munich’s Institute of Contemporary History published a 2000 page, annotated 2-volume edition of Hitler’s blueprint for the new Germany, Mein Kampf. This international conference hosts speakers from Germany, Israel and the US presenting their scholarly work showing how Hitler’s original writing in Mein Kampf on nationalism, expansionism, warfare and anti-Semitism led to the tragedy of WWII and the Holocaust. The panelists will bring their expertise to bear on subjects ranging from propaganda to anti-Semitism to Lebensraum, and from political violence to Jewish Bolshevism. The conference is co-organized by renowned filmmaker, Prof. John J. Michalczyk (Boston College), and Prof. Michael Bryant (Bryant University).

May 29-June 1
Boston University
31st Annual Conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)

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. Scientific perspectives range from evolutionary psychology to evolutionary anthropology and cultural evolution. The society’s worldwide membership includes researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the social and biological science. 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 2019 on evolutionary approaches to human behavior.

June 24-30
New York City
36th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO): “Perspectives on polarities: thinking below the surface.”

The ISPSO is devoted to research and training on the psychology of individual and organizational behavior in industry, educational institutions, business, and government. The Society’s aim is to share psychological approaches to management, leadership and organizational behavior by looking beneath the surface at more complex and hidden dimensions of human behavior. How do ideas, perceptions, emotions and relationships affect corporations, government, international relations and society itself? Members of this growing field include academic and clinical psychologists, mental health practitioners, social scientists, consultants and business leaders.

June 27-29
The New School,
New York City
31st Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE): “Fathomless Futures: Algorithmic and Imagined”

Established in 1989, SASE provides a platform for creative research addressing important social problems. Throughout its three decades, SASE has hosted rigorous work of any methodological or theoretical bent from around the world based on the principle that innovative research emerges from paying attention to wider context and connecting knowledge developed in different fields. An inter-disciplinary organization whose members include academics, business people and policy-makers from over 50 countries. SASE’s purpose is to advance research about economic behavior, and its policy implications, within societal, institutional and ethical contexts. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on socio-economics, capitalism, finance and globalization to leading scholars in economics, sociology, political science, management, psychology, law, history and philosophy.

August 7-10
Richmond, VA
82nd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS): “Justice and Tyranny: Mobilizing Rural Sociological Imagination”

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. The 2018 conference will attract scholars and researchers from around the world—avid book-buyers seeking the latest titles on the full range of sociological topics. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your books on rural sociology, the food system, healthcare, agriculture and industry, elites and class, climate change and politics and civil society. The conference theme focuses on how community-based organizations are applying the sociological imagination to disrupt the us-versus-them mentality at the heart of tyranny.

September 4-7
New Orleans, LA
Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (4S): “Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations”

4S is an international association founded in 1975 fostering interdisciplinary scholarship in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. This exciting conference brings together the most creative researchers, practitioners and teachers in the field of STS (science and technology studies)—presenting new ideas on the relationship between science, technology and society. The 2019 4S meeting presents exciting panels on how STS provides critical perspectives on entrenched ideas, shaping innovation in education, research, and the organization of academia. A special exhibit will showcase ways in which STS departments, networks and organizations have developed new streams of scholarship (actor-network theory, feminist and postcolonial STS). This is the best meeting of the year to showcase your titles on the relationship between science, technology and society.

October 4-6
Boston College,
Chestnut Hills, MA
Psychology and the Other Conference 2019 (PATOC)—(to be confirmed)

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 speakers include Adrienne Harris, Ann Ulanov, Sheldon George, Kevin Hart, Mari Ruti, and Juliet Mitchell.

October 17-20
Vancouver, Canada
42nd Annual the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP): “Engaging Difference and Sameness: Pathways to Empathic Dialogue”

The foundational purpose of IAPSP is the study, research, development and practice of Self Psychology as developed by Heinz Kohut. Their collegial annual conference brings together over 500 leading international psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, therapists and counselors in a dialogue between their fields and the theory of Self Psychology. Topics discussed include education, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy. The 2019 conference will focus on therapy within the contexts of politics, culture, history, race, gender, and sexual orientation. Keynote speaker Philip Cushman will provide a challenging perspective showing how psychological theories and practices reflect the larger moral and political arrangements of our time.

October 25-26
Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
25th Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS)

APCS is an 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. APCS is dedicated to both the diagnosis of the psychological ills underlying social problems—and to the development of a psychoanalytic treatment of these ills at a collective level through cultural criticism, education, and other practices. Topics range 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.

October 31-November 2
Washington, D.C.
12th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA): “Past, Present and Future in the Middle East and Africa”—(to be confirmed)

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.

October 31-November 2
Frisco, TX
Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA): “Connectivity.”

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.

2018 Book Exhibit Schedule

Date / Location Name
February 21-24
Las Vegas, NV
47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)

Founded in 1971, SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization whose members share a common devotion to cross-cultural research. A distinguishing characteristic of the Society is that it is 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 is the best opportunity of the year to promote titles on all aspects of cross- and multi-cultural research. Keynote speakers at the 2018 meeting: Glenn Adams, Elizabeth Cashdan, Erin Hannon, Robert Hitchcock, and David Lancy.

February 23-24
Teachers College
New York, NY
35th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (TCWR): “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Power and Patriarchy in Psychology and Education”

The Winter Roundtable is the longest running professional education program in the United States devoted to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable continues its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, ability status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. The 2018 theme underscores the pervasiveness and pernicious effects of misogyny, sexism and gender oppression. 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.

March 1-3
Washington, DC
24th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): “Understanding Asia: Past and Present”

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.

March 22-26
Chicago, IL
74th Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES): “Education as Formation”

The Philosophy of Education Society is the premier organization promoting the study of educational practice, policy and research. This international forum provides a high-visibility platform to speak about current pedagogical issues. Their exciting annual conference explores education as a societal institution—and more broadly as the process of existential growth. This is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on education to leaders in the field—from a sociological, anthropological, psychological or religious perspective.

March 22-25
Minneapolis, MN
Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS): “Sociology and the Public’s Health”

Founded in 1936, MSS is a professional organization of scholars, students and practicing sociologists. Their annual meetings attract nearly 1000 attendees from around the world. This year's meeting will focus on public health, which links with many of sociology’s conceptual roots: race, ethnicity, gender, political economy, global development, education and family. Speakers 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 meeting is one of the best opportunities for publishers to promote their full range of Sociology titles to leading scholars.

March 28-31
Long Beach, CA
89th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA): “Teaching Sociology: Innovations, Changes, Challenges”

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 will focus on the mission of the Pacific Sociological Association: “to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists.” Papers will range across all sociological disciplines, representing the diversity of research questions, topics and methodologies. These prominent scholars, 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.

April 6-8
Philadelphia, PA
26th Annual ASIANetwork Conference: “Mindful Connectivity: Asian Perspectives and Influences”

ASIANetwork is the primary organization devoted to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within liberal arts education, encouraging the study of Asian languages and societies to deepen intercultural understanding. This year’s conference focuses on mindfulness, connectivity, and holistic understandings of self, society, and environment. Given the 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.

April 12-14
Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)

Founded in 1930 for the purpose of advancing psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting human welfare—this dynamic conference attracts nearly 1000 attendees. Library of Social Science will be at the center of the action, representing most of the major publishers in psychology. Among the topics featured in keynote presentations: forensic psychology, psychology and social change, men’s mental health, psychology as a science, the subjective experience of remembering, suicide research. Members of this enthusiastic organization seek books for course adoption and their own research.

April 13-15
Houston, TX
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) 2018 Convention: “Tomorrow’s Challenges, Psychology’s Solutions”

Founded in 1954, SWPA serves the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. With an international membership, SWPA’s exciting annual convention brings together over 1500 professor, therapists, counselors and students, who seek the full range of psychology and mental health titles. This year’s meeting is focused on applying psychological research to solve the challenges of tomorrow, ranging from climate change to political divisiveness. Other topics include trauma, forensic psychology, child and adolescent development, sexual identity, multicultural psychology, and neurological and influences on mental health.

April 26–29
Portland, OR
98th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA)

The Western Psychological Association was founded in 1921 to stimulate the exchange of scientific ideas, and to enhance scholarship in the behavioral sciences. Nearly a century on, the WPA welcomes professionals and students in Psychology and related fields to present their latest research and findings at their annual convention. The full program of cutting-edge research includes presentations on addiction and treatment, aging, cross-cultural issues, clinical psychology, health, organizational psychology, neurological effects of drinking, positive psychology, social justice and teaching. With over 2,200 expected to attend, this is a terrific opportunity to promote your titles on all Psychology topics.

May 31-June 2
New York City
34th Annual Conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI): “Drawing on Multiple Theories and Methods to Enhance Psychotherapy Practice and Research”

SEPI promotes theoretical diversity and encourages critical engagement among different psychotherapeutic orientations. Providing both a community for 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.

June 7-10
Univ. of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa, AL
11th Southern Association for Women Historians Conference (SAWH): “Resistance, Power, and Accommodation: Women and Southern History”

SAWH is one of the fastest-growing and most prominent organizations providing a forum for women historians and the study of Southern history. Their exciting TRIENNIAL conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for leading researchers to present the best in recent scholarship from diverse fields, discussing all aspects of women’s history. Its program seeks to reflect the best in recent scholarship and the diversity of our profession, including university professors, graduate students, museum curators, public historians, and independent scholars. Presentations explore all aspects of women’s and gender history, public history, tourism, memory, historic commemoration and marketing history. This is the best meeting of the year to promote books and journals on Southern and women’s history to an influential audience of scholars and educators.

June 14-17
New York City
The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy presents IARPP’s 16th International Conference: “Hope and Dread: Therapists and Patients in an Uncertain World”

IARPP is a professional community of clinicians and academics committed to developing relational perspectives—and exploring similarities and differences with other approaches to analysis and psychotherapy. Their 2018 conference poses the question: how does current theory and various clinical styles make room for national and international crises that profoundly affect human beings—and the analytic dyad. Plenaries will take up racism, trauma, and consider the place of truth in contemporary culture, and clinical work. This is the best opportunity to reach an international audience of psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, marriage and family counselors and clinical professional counselors looking for the most recent books on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

July 26-29
Portland, OR
81st Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS): “Science in Society, Society in Science: Toward a 21st Century Model for Social Scientific Research”

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. The 2018 conference will attract scholars and researchers from around the world—avid book-buyers seeking the latest titles on the full range of sociological topics. 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.

October 18-21
San Diego, CA
2018 National Latina/o Psychological Association Biennial Conference (NLPA)

NLPA’s mission is to advance psychological education and training to enhance the well-being of Hispanic and Latina/o populations. Their biennial conference brings together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners, policy-makers and students to explore issues of diversity inclusion in Latina/o psychology. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on Latina/o psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, social issues impacting the Hispanic/Latino community, ethnicity, race and social policy.

October 19-20
Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
24th Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS)

APCS is an 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. Topics range 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.

November 1-3
Washington, DC
Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)

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.

November 15-17
Frisco, TX
Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA)

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.