Postgraduate Poster Prize 2019

We are delighted to confirm that the 2019 Postgraduate Poster Prize has been won by Lizzie Evens for the poster ‘Policewomen, Plainclothes, and Pelvic Examinations: NYPD Abortion Investigations, 1913-26’. Lizzie is a first year PhD student at the Institute of the Americas, University College London, where her studies are kindly supported by the Wolfson Foundation. … Continued

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

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: https://socialhistory.org.uk/conference/5418/ To register, select the appropriate options on the registration page: https://socialhistory.org.uk/events/registration/ We are also proud to be offering ten conference bursaries … Continued

Olivette Otele Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to confirm that Professor Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University) will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Social History Society conference. Our annual conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK.  Over the last four decades, it has provided a space for our members to explore the many ways in … Continued

Postgraduate Poster Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Postgraduate Poster Prize has been won by Mads Linnet Perner for the poster ‘Segregated behind the walls: Residential patterns in pre-industrial Copenhagen, 1700-1850’. The prize was supported by Bloomsbury Publishing. Mads is a final year undergraduate at the University of Copenhagen and completed the research for this … Continued

Postgraduate Paper Prize 2018

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Postgraduate Paper Prize has been won by Stephanie Allen. She is a final year PhD candidate at the University of Hertfordshire. Stephanie’s prize-winning paper discussed the social and cultural fears of women’s bodies in early modern England, c.1540-1750. Her work uses the example of ‘counterfeit virginity’ to … Continued

Full programme now available for SHS 2018

The full programme is now available for the Social History Society’s annual conference, being hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018.

The programme shows the time and venue for all the papers and panels featured in the conference’s eight themed strands, the keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson and History & Diversity plenary panel, the two conference dinners, a drinks reception where the inaugural SHS Book Prize and postgraduate prizes will be awarded and a special performance from Restoke paying homage to local mining communities.

Tickets now available for the SEAMS performance at Keele Uni Chapel

  Tickets are now available for the SEAMS performance that will take place in the Keele University Chapel at 6.15pm on Monday 11 June, during the Social History Society’s annual conference. SEAMS is a collaboration between Restoke and Keele University, building on the legacies of coal mining within walking distance of the University. From the … Continued

SHS 2018 Conference Bursary Winners Announced

Postgraduates and early career scholars have always been central to the activities of the Social History Society. To this end, we’re pleased to be working with Keele University to provide four bursaries of up to £400 to enable them to give papers at this year’s annual conference.

We’re delighted to announce the four winners of these bursaries. Each of them significantly impressed the panel with the high quality of their work, and ably demonstrated how the ward would help them. The diversity of their work also reflects the many different strands of scholarship represented and supported by the Social History Society.

Keith Wrightson amongst speakers confirmed for 2018 conference

We are delighted to announce the line-up of speakers for the two plenary sessions at our next annual conference, which will be hosted by Keele University on 11-13 June 2018. The keynote lecture will be given by Keith Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History at Yale University. Keith has long been a hugely influential … Continued