SHS Annual Conference 2019
10/06/2019 – 12/06/2019
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. In 2019, the SHS conference will be hosted by the University of Lincoln. It will take place on 10-12 June.
Registration and booking will open in the New Year once the CFP has closed.
At the conference…
The 2019 keynote lecture will be given by
Professor Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University). Olivette Otele is Professor of History at Bath Spa University. Her research centres around transnational history and, in particular, the link between history, collective memory and geopolitics in relation to British and French colonial pasts. Her work explores the ways in which Britain and France have been addressing questions of citizenship, race and identity through the politics of remembrance. It also enquires into the value of public gestures, the meaning of public history and the impact of cultural memory.
Prof Otele holds a PhD in History from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She is a co-editor of a forthcoming edited volume, ‘Post-conflict memorialization: missing memorials, absent bodies’ and author of a forthcoming book, ‘Afro-Europeans: a short history’. Her external roles include membership of the AHRC’s Strategic Advisory Group for the Global Challenges Fund and of the executive committee of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
The conference also included a plenary panel details of which are to be confirmed.
The conference will also see the official announcement of this year’s SHS Book Prize winner and prizes awarded for the best postgraduate paper. There were also 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 were grouped into eight strands. Each strand featured new and established historians, covering (pre)medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary research, from the local to the global. The strands were:
- Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism
- Diversity, Minority & “Others”
- Spaces & Places
- Self, Senses & Emotions
- Deviance & Inclusion
- Politics, Policy & Citizenship
- Life Cycles, Families & Communities
- Economies, Cultures & Consumption