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

SHS 2017 Prize Winners

The Social History Society awards two prizes to postgraduates each year for their contribution to our annual conference. This year the £200 prize for best paper was won by Sophie Greenway, a PhD student at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, for her paper Producer or consumer? The house, the … Continued

Richard Aldrich Bursaries

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Richard Aldrich Bursaries to support postgraduates attending our 2017 conference, kindly provided by our hosts at the International Centre for Historical Research in Education. These bursaries celebrate the memory of Professor Richard Aldrich (1937-2014), who spent thirty years at the Institute of Education and who wrote … Continued

SHS 2016 Postgraduate Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our postgraduate prizes for best paper and best poster at our recent 40th anniversary conference. This year our annual prize for best paper by a postgraduate researcher was kindly sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The winner of the £200 prize was Kate Gibson of the University of … Continued

SHS40 Bursaries

For this year’s 40th anniversary conference, we were pleased to be able to offer a series of bursaries to support the attendance of postgraduate and unwaged early career researchers. In memory of our much missed colleague Dr Neil Armstrong, one is a bursary covering the full cost of the conference (registration, accommodation and dinners). In … Continued

SHS 2015 Postgraduate Prize Winners

In 2015, the Society’s annual conference took place at the University of Portsmouth on 31 March – 2 April. As ever, this was not only a gathering of some of our most esteemed colleagues, but provided an opportunity to find out about some of the innovative work being conducted from by new researchers as well. … Continued