Book Prize

The Social History Society’s Book Prize recognises innovative scholarship in our discipline. The prize is awarded by an independent panel of judges who look for the best original work of social and cultural history. The only stipulations are that the book must be written in English, by a scholar normally resident in the UK, and must be … Continued

Committee Nominations 2020

The Social History Society is seeking to appoint three new members and a postgraduate representative to our committee. It is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future direction of the Society. We have extended the deadline for nominations until Friday 11th September. To put yourself forward please complete this form. Once nominations have been received, … Continued

Public History Prize Winner 2020

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

COVID-19 Emergency Funding Outcomes

In May, the Social History Society redirected funding to provide short-term support to help our community of social and cultural historians respond to COVID-19. The scheme was opened to postgraduate researchers registered at a UK university, early career scholars (within three years of viva date), independent scholars and those working outside higher education institutions. We … Continued

Postgraduate Prize Winners 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 and cancellation of our conference forced an alteration to our prizes in 2020. To help maintain our community of scholarship, we introduced a Postgraduate Exchange prize in place of our usual Postgraduate Poster and Paper prizes. We invited blog submissions that related to any of our three Exchanges. These were judged … Continued

Book Prize Winners 2020

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 2018. Our judging committee was chaired by Professor Pat Thane … Continued

Postgraduate Exchange Prize

The Social History Society has temporarily changed its postgraduate prizes due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and cancellation of our conference. We have a proud record of supporting postgraduate researchers and showcasing their work within our community of social and cultural historians. To ensure that this continues at a time of social distancing, we have … Continued

COVID-19 Emergency Grants Fund

The Social History Society has temporarily changed its funding schemes due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We have decided to postpone the Grants for Events round scheduled for October 2020 and will redirect these funds to provide short-term hardship support for our community of social and cultural historians. Professor Naomi Tadmor, chair of the Society, … Continued

Malcolm Chase

It is with great sadness that the Social History Society has heard of the death of Professor Malcolm Chase. Malcolm was an inspirational scholar, colleague, and a friend to many in the Society. Malcolm was an active member of the Social History Society almost from its inception. After reading history at York, Malcolm moved to … Continued

SHS and the UCU Strike

The University and College Union (UCU) has today begun 14 days of strike action in two separate legal disputes relating to pensions and working conditions. This action will involve staff working at 74 UK universities and follows a related dispute in November and December 2019. While our membership extends far beyond the university sector, many … Continued