Postgraduate Paper Prize 2019

We are delighted to confirm that the 2019 Postgraduate Paper Prize was won by Katrina-Louise Moseley. She is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge with an interest in using ‘ordinary’ consuming practices to explore human relationships and emotions. Katrina’s prize-winning paper drew on a 1982 Mass Observation directive to explore the combination … Continued

Naomi Tadmor elected as SHS Chair

The Social History Society is pleased to announce that Professor Naomi Tadmor has been elected as its Chair. She will lead the society until 2022. Professor Naomi Tadmor is a well-known historian of family and kinship, language, and practices of reading from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. She is currently completing a book on welfare and … Continued

Funding to support BME Histories

The Social History Society, Economic History Society and History UK are launching a new funding scheme to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) history. The scheme has been created in recognition of the under-representation, structural inequalities and racism afflicting UK Higher Education Institutions. We are committing £2,000 a year for three years in the first … Continued

Book Prize Winners 2019

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship in the fields of social and cultural history. It is awarded by a panel of judges, who look for the best original work of historical research published in the preceding calendar year. The only stipulations are that the book must be written in English, by a … Continued

Blogging Opportunity

The Social History Exchange is a digital forum that continues the discussions of our annual conference all year round. It is made up of three blogs that reflect and showcase the best research, teaching and community engagement in the field of social and cultural history. The blogs have been active for just over a year. In … Continued

Committee Elections Open

Voting has now opened in the election for new members of the Social History Society committee. Members should check their email accounts for details of the nominations and a link to the voting form. The Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have put their names forward as well … Continued

Committee Nominations Open

The Social History Society is looking to fill multiple vacancies on its Executive Committee. These include: Society Chair Society Treasurer Postgraduate Representative (to work alongside our current PG Rep Laura Sefton) Committee Member Each position will be tenable for a three year period in the first instance. Those looking to be nominated for any of … Continued

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: To register, select the appropriate options on the registration page: 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