Naomi Tadmor elected as SHS Chair

The Social History Society is pleased to announce that Professor Naomi Tadmor has been elected as its Chair. She will lead the society until 2022. Professor Naomi Tadmor is a well-known historian of family and kinship, language, and practices of reading from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. She is currently completing a book on welfare and … Continued

Funding to support BME Histories

The Social History Society, Economic History Society and History UK are launching a new funding scheme to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) history. The scheme has been created in recognition of the under-representation, structural inequalities and racism afflicting UK Higher Education Institutions. We are committing £2,000 a year for three years in the first … Continued

Book Prize Winners 2019

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship in the fields of social and cultural history. It is awarded by a panel of judges, who look for the best original work of historical research published in the preceding calendar year. The only stipulations are that the book must be written in English, by a … Continued

Blogging Opportunity

The Social History Exchange is a digital forum that continues the discussions of our annual conference all year round. It is made up of three blogs that reflect and showcase the best research, teaching and community engagement in the field of social and cultural history. The blogs have been active for just over a year. In … Continued

Committee Elections Open

Voting has now opened in the election for new members of the Social History Society committee. Members should check their email accounts for details of the nominations and a link to the voting form. The Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have put their names forward as well … Continued

Committee Nominations Open

The Social History Society is looking to fill multiple vacancies on its Executive Committee. These include: Society Chair Society Treasurer Postgraduate Representative (to work alongside our current PG Rep Laura Sefton) Committee Member Each position will be tenable for a three year period in the first instance. Those looking to be nominated for any of … Continued

Pam Cox on Edwardian Britain

Our Chair, Professor Pam Cox, is featured in a Channel 5 history series that sheds new light on Edwardian Britain. The two-part series Edwardian Britain in Colour provides snapshots into everyday life in the years before the First World War, concentrating on the worlds of work and leisure, as well as highlighting some of the major social … Continued

Could you be our Chair?

The Social History Society has started the search for a new Chair, who will take over when Professor Pam Cox steps down from the role in summer 2019. Professor Cox has chaired the Society for the past three years, leading it through its fortieth anniversary year and beyond. She has made a significant contribution to the … Continued

Research using Social Care Records

Professor Pam Cox has been invited to speak about research using social care records at a symposium at The National Archives on 6 February. The symposium will bring together researchers from varied disciplines (including history, social work and information studies) to explore research with social care records. Professor Cox and other speakers will share their … Continued

New Editor for Cultural and Social History

The Social History Society is pleased to announce that Dr Brodie Waddell will be joining the editorial board of Cultural and Social History in January 2019. He will join Dr Vandana Joshi, Professor David Nash, and the Reviews Editor Dr Kelly Boyd. Professor Barry Doyle is stepping down after a successful term on the Board. … Continued