Historians call for review of ‘Life in the UK’ test

Over 180 historians have today written to the Home Office to protest at the misleading and false representation of slavery and empire in the UK Citizenship test. The signatories include many of our members, as well as our chair, Professor Naomi Tadmor, who has signed on behalf of the Social History Society. We are proud … 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

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