Call for Papers

Our conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. For almost fifty years, our members have transformed historical research by exploring the ways our social worlds are made, imagined, shared and shattered. Our next annual conference will take place at Durham University, 8-10 July 2024. We warmly welcome proposals for individual … Continued

Book Prize Open

We are pleased to announce that the Social History Society Book Prize has reopened. Our Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship and has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2018. The prize is awarded by a panel of judges who look for the best original work of social and cultural history. The only … Continued

Cuts to history programmes at the University of Chichester

The Social History Society deeply regrets the recent announcement by the University of Chichester to suspend recruitment to two important history programmes, the unique MRes in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora and the BA Modern History. In axing these programmes, the University of Chichester has placed two highly respected historians and engaged … Continued

Call for Applications: Editor of Cultural and Social History

The Social History Society invites applications for the position of Editor at its journal, Cultural and Social History. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and has provided a platform for innovative peer-reviewed research since its foundation nearly two decades ago. As the title implies, it has a broad remit, potentially including all aspects … Continued

Committee Elections 2023

The results of this year’s committee elections were announced at the Social History Society AGM on 6 July 2023. The results are as follows: Janet Weston elected Treasurer, with Rachel Bright continuing as co-Treasurer until December 2023 to help with the transition Jenni Hyde elected Honorary Secretary Amy Stanning elected Postgraduate Representative Barbara Crosbie elected … Continued

Book Prize Results

The Social History Society Book Prize rewards the best original works of social and cultural history by established authors. The prize is awarded by an independent panel of judges commissioned by society. We are delighted to announce that this year’s prize has been awarded to Professor Laura Gowing for Ingenious Trade: Women and Work in … Continued

Industrial Action at the University of Essex

Earlier this month, the University of Essex UCU branch announced strike action in response to the threat of up to 80 per cent pay deductions for participating in the national Marking and Assessment Boycott. The proposed strike dates included the 5-7 July, so would have affected our annual conference. The SHS has long supported democratic … Continued

Public History Prize Winner 2023

The Social History Society’s Public History Prize recognises activities that enhance public understanding of social and cultural history. It was established in 2020 to thank our outgoing chair, Professor Pamela Cox, for her tireless efforts to open dialogue between the society and different audiences. The prize is awarded to a postgraduate student or early career researcher who can … Continued

Phillipp Schofield joins SHS Committee

We are pleased to welcome Professor Phillipp Schofield to the Social History Society committee as representative from the Economic History Society. Phillipp Schofield is Professor of Medieval History and Head of the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University. His research focusses on the medieval agrarian economy, with particular reference to the medieval … Continued

Committee Nominations 2023

The Social History Society’s committee has a vital role in shaping the society’s activities and priorities.  This year we are seeking nominations for six vacancies: 1 x Honorary Secretary 1 x Treasurer 3 x Ordinary Members 1 x Postgraduate Representative (to work alongside continuing PG Rep Louise Bell) We are inviting nominations for all these … Continued