Welcome to the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences.

Established in 1929 and incorporated in 1937, the Academy exists to foster communication and collaboration among social scientists across the public and private colleges and universities of Indiana. The Academy is dedicated to the objectives of supporting social science research and dialogue and to promoting the value and visibility of the social sciences in Indiana while providing an environment in which social scientists across the state can interact in cooperation and friendship.

IASS recognizes the disciplines of anthropology, business, criminology, economics, history, geography, psychology, political science, and sociology. Further, disciplines such as environmental studies, gender studies, urban studies and international studies utilizing social science perspectives and methods are also represented.

The Academy has held more than eighty five annual meetings, providing researchers opportunity to present their research, and collaborate with colleagues across institutions.

Lee Hamilton delivering his keynote address at the 89th Annual Meeting of the IASS

The 89th Annual Meeting was a great success. Thank you, Indiana University Southeast for hosting it. More than 80 papers and posters were presented. Faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students from Indiana as well as neighboring states had an opportunity to exchange ideas and bolster social science research.

The 90th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Valparaiso University on October 11, 2019. We are looking forward to your visit.