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

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