People Nation and Empire

The ‘Connected Histories of the BBC’ project at the University of Sussex has launched a new digital resource  – People Nation and Empire – that explores how the BBC has tried to re-imagine itself in the multi-cultural and post-imperial age. The resource includes a large number of clips from programmes not seen since first broadcast several … Continued

Registration Open

Registration for the 2019 Social History Society conference is now open. The conference is being held at the University of Lincoln on the 10-12 June. You can find out more on our dedicated conference page: http://socialhistory.org.uk/conference/5418/ To register, select the appropriate options on the registration page: http://socialhistory.org.uk/events/registration/ We are also proud to be offering ten conference bursaries … Continued

Comma Press Podcast

The Comma Press have launched a new podcast that will be of interest to social and cultural historians. The series provides in-depth discussions with the writers and historians behind six of the stories featured in the publisher’s ‘Protest: Stories of Resistance’ anthology. The first episode, ‘Never Going Underground’, considers LGBT rights and focuses on a 1988 … Continued

Pam Cox on Edwardian Britain

Our Chair, Professor Pam Cox, is featured in a Channel 5 history series that sheds new light on Edwardian Britain. The two-part series Edwardian Britain in Colour provides snapshots into everyday life in the years before the First World War, concentrating on the worlds of work and leisure, as well as highlighting some of the major social … Continued

Could you be our Chair?

The Social History Society has started the search for a new Chair, who will take over when Professor Pam Cox steps down from the role in summer 2019. Professor Cox has chaired the Society for the past three years, leading it through its fortieth anniversary year and beyond. She has made a significant contribution to the … Continued

Love Lost and Found

Love stories from the early 20th Century to the late 1960s will be celebrated at the Fitzrovia Chapel this Valentine’s Day, as part of an ambitious international project to reunite them with their families and descendants. The February exhibition called Love Lost and Found features exquisite original wedding photographs from the popular Vintage Wedding Photos … Continued

Mapping Britain on Film

The BFI has launched a new crowdsourcing platform as part of its ‘Britain on Film’ project. The platform allows people to share their unique knowledge by ‘pinning’ locations to the online map. The project aims to improve the accuracy and depth of the geo-tagging of films within the Britain on Film national collection. In doing so, … Continued

Foundling Archive Focus Group

The children’s charity Coram is looking for participants for a focus group on the use of digital archives. The charity was recently awarded HLF development funding for a project – Voices Through Time: The Story of Care – which aims to digitise the Foundling Hospital archive. It is determined to make the resource accessible, appealing … Continued

Congratulations to David Olusoga

It has been announced that David Olusoga is to join the University of Manchester as Professor of Public History. The historian, broadcaster and film-maker studied history at the University of Liverpool and began his career as a television producer. Since moving in front of the camera, he has emerged as one of the UK’s foremost … Continued

Research using Social Care Records

Professor Pam Cox has been invited to speak about research using social care records at a symposium at The National Archives on 6 February. The symposium will bring together researchers from varied disciplines (including history, social work and information studies) to explore research with social care records. Professor Cox and other speakers will share their … Continued