Retail and minority communities: call for contributions

Historians from the University of Wolverhampton are currently compiling an edited collection exploring the relationship between retail and community in modern Britain. The chapters focus on case studies that illuminates a particular example of the way retail practices have been shaped by social relationships and vice versa. Common to all of them is a recognition … Continued

HES joins BME Activities and Events scheme

We are delighted to confirm that the History of Education Society, UK has joined the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK in 2019. The move follows similar decisions by the Women’s History Network and Society for the Study of Labour History. Collectively, … Continued

WHN joins BME Activities and Events scheme

We are pleased to announce that the Women’s History Network has joined the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK in 2019. Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester and chair of the WHN Steering Committee, has spoken to … Continued

Thomas Cook Archive

The Social History Society is pleased to hear that the Official Receiver has agreed to present the Thomas Cook Archive to a professional archive repository. Their decision was influenced by the Business Archives Council, which has worked swiftly to ensure the future of this unique collection of letters, brochures, posters, passenger lists and guide books. … Continued

SSLH Joins BME Activities and Events Scheme

The Society for the Society of Labour History (SSLH) has agreed to join the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK, helping to fund several projects in 2019/2020. Joan Allen, chair of the SSLH, said: Labour history has always been committed to capturing marginalised voices … Continued

Family Fortunes in Japanese

In July, Nagoya University Press published a Japanese translation of Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall’s Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850, with Catherine Hall’s new introduction for the third edition. The translation was of particular importance to Midori Yamaguchi (Daito Bunka University), whose thesis was supervised by Leonore Davidoff and … 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

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

Love Lost and Found

Love stories from the early 20th Century to the late 1960s will be celebrated at the Fitzrovia Chapel this Valentine’s Day, as part of an ambitious international project to reunite them with their families and descendants. The February exhibition called Love Lost and Found features exquisite original wedding photographs from the popular Vintage Wedding Photos … Continued

Mapping Britain on Film

The BFI has launched a new crowdsourcing platform as part of its ‘Britain on Film’ project. The platform allows people to share their unique knowledge by ‘pinning’ locations to the online map. The project aims to improve the accuracy and depth of the geo-tagging of films within the Britain on Film national collection. In doing so, … Continued