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

Joint BME Events and Activities Small Grants

The Social History Society is proud to administer a small grants scheme to support BME history on behalf of eight learned societies. The Joint BME Events and Activities Scheme supports both projects undertaken by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) historians working in the UK or projects exploring histories of BME people. Funding decisions are made by … Continued

Events and Activities Grants

The Social History Society is aware that the COVID-19 emergency continues to negatively affect historians. One of the ways we have supported our members during the crisis is by making temporary changes to our Grants schemes. For example, we postponed the October 2020 Events and Activities round to introduce an Emergency Grants Fund to provide … Continued