Book Prize Open

We are pleased to announce that the Social History Society Book Prize has reopened. Our Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship and has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2018. The prize is awarded by a panel of judges who look for the best original work of social and cultural history. The only … Continued

Call for Applications: Editor of Cultural and Social History

The Social History Society invites applications for the position of Editor at its journal, Cultural and Social History. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and has provided a platform for innovative peer-reviewed research since its foundation nearly two decades ago. As the title implies, it has a broad remit, potentially including all aspects … Continued

Committee Elections 2023

The results of this year’s committee elections were announced at the Social History Society AGM on 6 July 2023. The results are as follows: Janet Weston elected Treasurer, with Rachel Bright continuing as co-Treasurer until December 2023 to help with the transition Jenni Hyde elected Honorary Secretary Amy Stanning elected Postgraduate Representative Barbara Crosbie elected … Continued

Book Prize Results

The Social History Society Book Prize rewards the best original works of social and cultural history by established authors. The prize is awarded by an independent panel of judges commissioned by society. We are delighted to announce that this year’s prize has been awarded to Professor Laura Gowing for Ingenious Trade: Women and Work in … Continued

Public History Prize Winner 2023

The Social History Society’s Public History Prize recognises activities that enhance public understanding of social and cultural history. It was established in 2020 to thank our outgoing chair, Professor Pamela Cox, for her tireless efforts to open dialogue between the society and different audiences. The prize is awarded to a postgraduate student or early career researcher who can … Continued

Phillipp Schofield joins SHS Committee

We are pleased to welcome Professor Phillipp Schofield to the Social History Society committee as representative from the Economic History Society. Phillipp Schofield is Professor of Medieval History and Head of the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University. His research focusses on the medieval agrarian economy, with particular reference to the medieval … Continued

Committee Nominations 2023

The Social History Society’s committee has a vital role in shaping the society’s activities and priorities.  This year we are seeking nominations for six vacancies: 1 x Honorary Secretary 1 x Treasurer 3 x Ordinary Members 1 x Postgraduate Representative (to work alongside continuing PG Rep Louise Bell) We are inviting nominations for all these … Continued

Deadline Extended for Postgraduate Prizes

The Social History Society runs two prize schemes aimed at postgraduate (and, for the Public History prize, early career) members. Both prizes carry a £200 cash prize. The Postgraduate Exchange Prize is awarded to the best blog from a postgraduate member. In 2023, we are asking for  submissions that relate to our conference keynote on … Continued

BME Funding Results

It is a great pleasure announce the results of the latest round of the BME small grants funding scheme. This scheme is administered by SHS in partnership with the Economic History Society, History UK, History of Education Society (UK), History Workshop Journal, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of Labour History and Women’s History … Continued

Redundancies at UEA

The University of East Anglia (UEA) recently announced that is in financial difficulty and, as a result, is exploring the likelihood of a significant number of compulsory redundancies. These proposed cuts will affect the entire institution, but will fall particularly heavily on the humanities and social sciences. This includes renowned and established departments like History, Politics, and American … Continued