SHS 2020 CfP Issued

The Social History Society has issued a call for papers for its 2020 annual conference. The society’s conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK and provides an invaluable opportunity to share research with members old and new.

The society is delighted to be returning to Lancaster University, which was the intellectual home of many of the its founding members, between 29 June and 1 July 2020. The venue is especially meaningful for our new chair, Professor Naomi Tadmor, who will welcome the society to her home institution.

The conference programme will be organised by eight thematic strands, ranging across time and space, from the (pre)medieval to the present. We have made a number of changes to the strands for 2020, including the introduction of new strands on ‘Bodies and Emotions’ and ‘Work, Leisure and Consumption’. The full details are available here.

The conference will also include a keynote lecture from Professor Martha A. Sandweiss (Princeton University) on ‘Seeing the Past: History, Photography and the American West’ and a plenary panel on ‘Public History in an era of Fake News’ featuring Professor Jo Fox (Institute of Historical Research). The full details are available here.

The Call for Papers invites proposals for individual papers, posters and panels on any of the strand themes. We particularly welcome panels that reflect on methods and pedagogy alongside research, as well as submissions from early career scholars. Please see the Call for Papers for more details.