Online Events in June 2020

The Social History Society will be hosting a series of online events at the end of June 2020 (dates TBC) to celebrate and enhance our community of scholarship. You can find out more on our Online Events page. We are currently looking for speakers to give ten minute video conference presentations on work in progress. … Continued

Postgraduate Exchange Prize

The Social History Society has temporarily changed its postgraduate prizes due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and cancellation of our conference. We have a proud record of supporting postgraduate researchers and showcasing their work within our community of social and cultural historians. To ensure that this continues at a time of social distancing, we have … Continued

COVID-19 Emergency Grants Fund

The Social History Society has temporarily changed its funding schemes due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We have decided to postpone the Grants for Events round scheduled for October 2020 and will redirect these funds to provide short-term hardship support for our community of social and cultural historians. Professor Naomi Tadmor, chair of the Society, … Continued

Open and Free Access Materials for Research

The Institute of Historical Research is collecting links to accessible online materials to help those undertaking research in present circumstances. The list seeks to consolidate existing activity and will be of particular value to MA and research students. They are also asking for additional recommendations from the wider historical community to make the resource as … Continued

Conference Cancelled due to Covid-19

The Social History Society can now confirm that its annual conference has been cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19. This follows our earlier decision to suspend bookings while the situation became clearer. We are are working closely with Lancaster University to reconvene there in 2021. We are also exploring various options for some … Continued

Bookings Suspended due to Covid-19

The Social History Society has been closely following updates from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation regarding the coronavirus Covid-19. We are also following advice from Lancaster University. In light of the university’s decision to suspend classroom teaching with immediate effect, we have suspended all conference bookings while we seek clarification about their … Continued

Malcolm Chase

It is with great sadness that the Social History Society has heard of the death of Professor Malcolm Chase. Malcolm was an inspirational scholar, colleague, and a friend to many in the Society. Malcolm was an active member of the Social History Society almost from its inception. After reading history at York, Malcolm moved to … Continued

Retail and minority communities: call for contributions

Historians from the University of Wolverhampton are currently compiling an edited collection exploring the relationship between retail and community in modern Britain. The chapters focus on case studies that illuminates a particular example of the way retail practices have been shaped by social relationships and vice versa. Common to all of them is a recognition … Continued

SHS and the UCU Strike

The University and College Union (UCU) has today begun 14 days of strike action in two separate legal disputes relating to pensions and working conditions. This action will involve staff working at 74 UK universities and follows a related dispute in November and December 2019. While our membership extends far beyond the university sector, many … Continued