2022 Public History Prize Winner

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

2022 Exchange Prize Winner

The SHS organises an annual prize to celebrate and showcase the research conducted by our postgraduate members. This year’s prize was for the best blog written for our website. The winner is Beckie Rutherford, who is completing her PhD at the University of Warwick. Beckie’s blog – ‘We moved together, we breathed together’: disabled women … Continued

Committee Elections

The Social History Society proudly run by its members. Our elected committee help to organise our annual conference, shape our funding schemes and determine our approach on a range of other issues. We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s committee elections. Professor Naomi Tadmor has been re-elected as Chair for a second … Continued

Annual General Meeting 2022

Our Annual General Meeting allows 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. We will also announce the results of our latest committee elections during the meeting. This year’s AGM will take place during … Continued

BME Funding Results

We are delighted to 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 Network. … Continued

Committee Nominations 2022

The Social History Society is proud to be run by its members. Our elected committee play a crucial role and this year’s election will be particularly important as our Treasurer, Jennifer Evans, is stepping down. Our Chair, Naomi Tadmor, is standing for re-election and there is one committee and one postgraduate representative role available for … Continued


Our PGR reps are holding a virtual meet up for any postgraduate and early career academics on the 15th March 2022, from 6-7pm. It will be an informal space to chat, share a little bit about ourselves and our projects, and connect with other scholars. Bring a cup of tea, grab a biscuit, and enjoy the … Continued

Public History Prize Re-Open!

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 over the … Continued

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 its 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