Keele University

11/06/2018 – 13/06/2018

The annual SHS conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK.  Over more than four decades, our members have transformed historical research, inspired challenging work and explored the many ways in which our social worlds are made, imagined, shared and shattered.

The 2018 SHS conference will feature a plenary panel on History & Diversity with Miranda Kaufmann, Meleisa Ono-George and Jonathan Saha, and a keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson. It will be hosted by Keele University.

The call for papers has now closed. 

We are currently accepting submissions for the postgraduate paper prize. The judges will consider the first 20 submissions received by the 4 May deadline.

Find out more about the prize



Registration has now closed for this conference. If you have already registered, then you have until Sunday 3 June to book you on-campus accommodation, which cost £53.20 per night, including breakfast.

Book accommodation for the conference


At the conference…

The conference will see the first SHS Book Prize winner announced and prizes awarded for the best postgraduate paper and poster. There will also be opportunities to meet the editors of both our journal Cultural & Social History and our New Directions in Social and Cultural History book series with Bloomsbury.

Papers, panels and posters at the conference will be grouped into eight strands. Each strand will feature new and established historians, covering (pre)medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary research, from the local to the global. For this conference, our strands are:


Find out about past SHS conferences