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

SHS response to threatened closure of Black Cultural Archives

You may have heard news of the funding threat facing the Black Cultural Archives: https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/black-cultural-archives-funding-letter-a3978136.html   We would like to join with other organisations in showing our support for the Black Cultural Archives as an integral asset in our national teaching and research infrastructures and as the only national heritage centre devoted to preserving the histories … Continued

Funding for Black Oxford Untold Stories

The Social History Society is supporting an event in Oxford that aims to uncover the untold story of Christian Frederick Cole imagery. Cole was Oxford University’s first Black African Scholar 1873, and became the first Black African to practise Law in the English High Court in 1884. His life is the focus of a symposium … Continued

Grants for Events

The Social History Society maintains a small fund to encourage one-day conferences, workshops and other specialist meetings run by members of the Society. We give priority to activities that would otherwise remain unfunded and that could lead to publication in Cultural and Social History or provide sessions at the annual conference. The next deadline, for … Continued

Network for BME Historians

The Social History Society has set up a network for Black and minority ethnic (BME) historians. It has been launched in recognition of the under-representation, structural inequalities and racism afflicting UK Higher Education Institutions. Our initiative follows the plenary panel on ‘History and Diversity’ held at our 2018 annual conference, which discussed some of the difficulties facing … Continued