Annual General Meeting

The SHS holds an Annual General Meeting to allow members to review the activities we have undertaken during the year, consider our financial position and have a say in the future direction of the society and our journal. The events of the past year mean that there is a lot to discuss. The COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

Book Prize

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship in our discipline. The prize is awarded by an independent panel of judges who look for the best original work of social and cultural history. The only stipulations are that the book must be written in English, by a scholar normally resident in the UK, and must be … Continued

Committee Nominations 2020

The Social History Society is seeking to appoint three new members and a postgraduate representative to our committee. It is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future direction of the Society. We have extended the deadline for nominations until Friday 11th September. To put yourself forward please complete this form. Once nominations have been received, … Continued

Historians call for review of ‘Life in the UK’ test

Over 180 historians have today written to the Home Office to protest at the misleading and false representation of slavery and empire in the UK Citizenship test. The signatories include many of our members, as well as our chair, Professor Naomi Tadmor, who has signed on behalf of the Social History Society. We are proud … Continued

Public History Prize Winner 2020

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

COVID-19 Emergency Funding Outcomes

In May, the Social History Society redirected funding to provide short-term support to help our community of social and cultural historians respond to COVID-19. The scheme was opened to postgraduate researchers registered at a UK university, early career scholars (within three years of viva date), independent scholars and those working outside higher education institutions. We … Continued

Postgraduate Prize Winners 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 and cancellation of our conference forced an alteration to our prizes in 2020. To help maintain our community of scholarship, we introduced a Postgraduate Exchange prize in place of our usual Postgraduate Poster and Paper prizes. We invited blog submissions that related to any of our three Exchanges. These were judged … Continued

Book Prize Winners 2020

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship the fields of social and cultural history. Each autumn we look for the best original work of historical research published by an established author in the preceding calendar year. This year’s prize recognises books published in 2018. Our judging committee was chaired by Professor Pat Thane … Continued