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

Committee Election Results

The results of the Social History Society’s latest committee elections were announced at our Annual General Meeting in October. As a society, we are proud to be led by our members and are grateful to everyone who participated in the election. This year saw an exceptionally strong field of candidates and ended in a tied … Continued

Annual General Meeting

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. The events of the past year mean that there is a lot to discuss. The COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

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