History UK survey on new guidance on HE collaboration with archives

History UK, the independent national body promoting and monitoring History in UK Higher Education, is working in partnership with The National Archives to revise and update the 2015 ‘Guide to collaboration between archive and Higher Education sectors‘. The updated guidance will inform partnership working between archives and higher education institutions, both in terms of research … Continued

SHS at Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap launch

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.

SHS Chair meets with founder of Historians without Borders

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

Apna Heritage Archive Exhibition

Over a period of two years Black Country Visual Arts has brought together an exciting collection of 2000 photographs exploring Punjabi migration to Wolverhampton from the 1960s to the 1980s. The project won them ‘Best New Group’ at the recent 2017 Community Archive & Heritage Awards. Between 13 January and 18 March 2018, these photographs … Continued

Linda Persson to retire

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

Pat Thane on Asa Briggs

Asa Briggs was a towering figure in the world of social history. One of his many contributions was to serve as Honorary President of the Social History Society from its foundation in 1976 until his death in the spring of last year. His successor in that role, Professor Pat Thane, has written on his life … Continued

SHS40 Bursaries

For this year’s 40th anniversary conference, we were pleased to be able to offer a series of bursaries to support the attendance of postgraduate and unwaged early career researchers. In memory of our much missed colleague Dr Neil Armstrong, one is a bursary covering the full cost of the conference (registration, accommodation and dinners). In … Continued