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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
The Social History Society is setting up a network for Black and minority ethnic (BME) historians. It is being 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 BME … Continued
The Social History Society has been encouraging and promoting innovative scholarship since founded in 1974. Nearly two years the Executive Committee decided that, to this end, we should establish a new Social History Society Book Prize. After reviewing all the submissions, the judges have unanimously decided on the inaugural winner.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Social History Society Book Prize is ‘Sleep in Early Modern England’ by Sasha Handley, published by Yale University Press.
The prize will be awarded at the upcoming Social History Society conference, which will be hosted by Keele University in June 2018.
Recently re-elected committee member Professor Naomi Tadmor has received the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship at the Huntington Library for 2018-19. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is one of the largest research libraries in the United States. It holds a unique collection of manuscripts, rare books and ephemera that have made it a … Continued