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SHS 2018: Keele University, 11-13 June 2018

Our annual conference has been held every year since 1976, and is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. Our next conference will be hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018.

The conference will feature a special plenary panel on History & Diversity with panellists including Miranda Kaufmann, Meleisa Ono-George and Jonathan Saha.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Keith Wrightston of Yale University.

Conference strands » Info on posters »

Amongst the eight strands for papers, panels and posters, we are excited to introduce to new strands for this conference:

  • Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism
  • Diversity, Minorities & “Others”

2018 Plenary Speakers

2018 Plenary Speakers

We are delighted to announce the line-up of speakers for the two plenary sessions at our next annual conference, hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018.

The keynote lecture will be given by Professor Keith Wrightson, while Drs Miranda Kaufmann, Meleisa Ono-George and Jonathan Saha will participate in a plenary panel on History & Diversity.

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New Directions book published

The SHS is pleased to announce the publication of the first title in our new book series with Bloomsbury.

This important new collection brings together timely insights on the changing nature of social and cultural history as discipline.

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