Statement on Goldsmiths

The Social History Society is dismayed at the current plans for radical restructuring at Goldsmiths, University of London, which has put academics and administrative staff in the departments of English & Creative Writing and History at risk of compulsory redundancy. The History department at Goldsmiths is a dynamic and thriving centre of social history. Its … Continued

Book Prize Open

Our Book Prize has gone from strength to strength since it’s launch in 2018. The prize  recognises innovative scholarship in our discipline and the past winners are Sasha Handley, Hannah Barker, Khaled Fahmy and Lucy Bland. We are delighted to announce that the Social History Society Book Prize is now open for the fifth year. … Continued

Postgraduate Prize Winners 2021

The Social History Society has regular prizes for its postgraduate members. In pre-COVID times, these take the form of prizes for the best paper and poster presented at our annual conference. This year, we re-opened our Postgraduate Exchange Prize, inviting blog submissions relating to our conference plenary on ‘Women and Work’. The entries were judged … Continued

Book Prize Winners 2021

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship the fields of social and cultural history. Each autumn we look for the best original work of historical research published by an established author in the preceding calendar year. This year’s prize recognises books published in 2019. Our judging committee was chaired by Professor Pat Thane … Continued

Committee Election 2021

This was a bumper year for Social History Society elections. There were two officer roles and a committee role available for re-election, and one committee and one postgraduate representative role for election. The results of were announced at our Annual General Meeting. We are delighted to confirm that: Georgina Brewis has been re-elected Honorary Secretary. … Continued

Public History Prize Winner 2021

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 an early career researcher who … Continued

Annual General Meeting 2021

The SHS holds an Annual General Meeting to allow members to review the activities we have undertaken during the year, consider our financial position and have a say in the future direction of the society and our journal. This year’s AGM covers the period from October 2020 to June 2021 because of the late date … Continued

Committee Nominations 2021

If you would like to become more involved in the Social History Society, now is the time to consider standing for election to the SHS committee! This is a bumper year with two officer roles and a committee role available for re-election, and one committee and one postgraduate representative role for election. We are inviting nominations … Continued

Postgraduate Prize

We are delighted to announce that our Postgraduate Prize has reopened. Due to the changed format of our annual conference this year, we are re-running this as a Postgraduate Exchange prize in place of our traditional Postgraduate Poster and Paper prizes. This year, we are inviting blog submissions that relate to our conference plenary on … Continued

Public History Prize

The SHS is delighted to re-open the Public History Prize, established in 2019 as a mark of gratitude to our outgoing chair Professor Pamela Cox. The prize is open to postgraduate or postdoctoral historians within a year of their viva. Applicants are required to demonstrate excellence in taking their research beyond the academy and are … Continued