Postgraduate Poster Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Postgraduate Poster Prize has been won by Mads Linnet Perner for the poster ‘Segregated behind the walls: Residential patterns in pre-industrial Copenhagen, 1700-1850’. The prize was supported by Bloomsbury Publishing. Mads is a final year undergraduate at the University of Copenhagen and completed the research for this … Continued

Postgraduate Paper Prize 2018

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Postgraduate Paper Prize has been won by Stephanie Allen. She is a final year PhD candidate at the University of Hertfordshire. Stephanie’s prize-winning paper discussed the social and cultural fears of women’s bodies in early modern England, c.1540-1750. Her work uses the example of ‘counterfeit virginity’ to … Continued

Full programme now available for SHS 2018

The full programme is now available for the Social History Society’s annual conference, being hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018.

The programme shows the time and venue for all the papers and panels featured in the conference’s eight themed strands, the keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson and History & Diversity plenary panel, the two conference dinners, a drinks reception where the inaugural SHS Book Prize and postgraduate prizes will be awarded and a special performance from Restoke paying homage to local mining communities.

Tickets now available for the SEAMS performance at Keele Uni Chapel

  Tickets are now available for the SEAMS performance that will take place in the Keele University Chapel at 6.15pm on Monday 11 June, during the Social History Society’s annual conference. SEAMS is a collaboration between Restoke and Keele University, building on the legacies of coal mining within walking distance of the University. From the … Continued

SHS 2018 Conference Bursary Winners Announced

Postgraduates and early career scholars have always been central to the activities of the Social History Society. To this end, we’re pleased to be working with Keele University to provide four bursaries of up to £400 to enable them to give papers at this year’s annual conference.

We’re delighted to announce the four winners of these bursaries. Each of them significantly impressed the panel with the high quality of their work, and ably demonstrated how the ward would help them. The diversity of their work also reflects the many different strands of scholarship represented and supported by the Social History Society.

Keith Wrightson amongst speakers confirmed for 2018 conference

We are delighted to announce the line-up of speakers for the two plenary sessions at our next annual conference, which will be hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018. The keynote lecture will be given by Keith Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History at Yale University. Keith has long been a hugely influential … Continued

SHS 2017 Prize Winners

The Social History Society awards two prizes to postgraduates each year for their contribution to our annual conference. This year the £200 prize for best paper was won by Sophie Greenway, a PhD student at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, for her paper Producer or consumer? The house, the … Continued

Richard Aldrich Bursaries

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Richard Aldrich Bursaries to support postgraduates attending our 2017 conference, kindly provided by our hosts at the International Centre for Historical Research in Education. These bursaries celebrate the memory of Professor Richard Aldrich (1937-2014), who spent thirty years at the Institute of Education and who wrote … Continued

SHS 2016 Postgraduate Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our postgraduate prizes for best paper and best poster at our recent 40th anniversary conference. This year our annual prize for best paper by a postgraduate researcher was kindly sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The winner of the £200 prize was Kate Gibson of the University of … Continued

SHS40 Bursaries

For this year’s 40th anniversary conference, we were pleased to be able to offer a series of bursaries to support the attendance of postgraduate and unwaged early career researchers. In memory of our much missed colleague Dr Neil Armstrong, one is a bursary covering the full cost of the conference (registration, accommodation and dinners). In … Continued