We are seeking to appoint 3 new members of the committee, as well as a postgraduate representative, and two officers – Honorary Secretary and Communications Officer. We are therefore inviting nominations for these positions by the EXTENDED DEADLINE of 18 May 2018. Historians whose area of research is chronologically or geographically beyond modern Britain and historians of colour … Continued
Category: Society News
The Social History Society has been encouraging and promoting innovative scholarship since founded in 1974. Nearly two years the Executive Committee decided that, to this end, we should establish a new Social History Society Book Prize. After reviewing all the submissions, the judges have unanimously decided on the inaugural winner.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Social History Society Book Prize is ‘Sleep in Early Modern England’ by Sasha Handley, published by Yale University Press.
The prize will be awarded at the upcoming Social History Society conference, which will be hosted by Keele University in June 2018.
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.
Members of the Social History Society will be saddened by the news that our friend and colleague, Dr John Archer, died suddenly on 24 February, aged sixty-six.
A long-standing member of the Society, John was a former member of the Executive Committee (2001–4).
In this post, Dr Andrew Davies shares his thoughts on John’s important contribution to the history of crime and rural protest.
The Social History Society has released an official statement on the UCU industrial action, in which many of our members are currently participating.
The statement emphasises our belief ‘that universities should work to maintain the conditions of employment under which academics were originally employed, including pensions’. It also notes the degree of precarity often faced at the beginning of academic careers and that the proposed changes to the USS pension will significantly add to precarity at the end of academic careers as well.
Click the link above to read the full statement.
In January 2018, our chair, Professor Pamela Cox, recently represented the Social History Society at the launch of UKRI’s ‘research and innovation infrastructure roadmap’.
This marks the start of a UK-wide mapping of research infrastructure across all disciplines, including history.
It’s very important that historians are involved in this by, for example, ensuring that key archives, libraries, collections and more are included.
The Social History Society is pleased to announce the publication of the first title in our new book series with Bloomsbury, New Directions in Social cultural History. The series is edited by the editors of this collection, Sasha Handley, Rohan McWilliam and Lucy Noakes, with James Cook. You can find out more about the new series … Continued
Our chair, Pamela Cox, recently met with Erkki Tuomioja , founder of Historians Without Borders. This organisation was set up in 2015 to create new ways for historians to contribute to conflict resolution and prevention. Recent HwB initiatives have included meetings between Russian and Ukranian historians hosted by the German Historical Institute, the University of … Continued
As Eric Evans, Honorary Vice-President of the Social History Society, writes, some recent news will mean a big change for the SHS. Linda Persson, the Society’s Administrative Secretary, has informed the Committee that she intends to retire with effect from the end of August. To say that her retirement was received with regret would be a huge … Continued