Portsmouth University

31st March, 2015 – 2nd April, 2015

The annual Social History Society Conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. In 2015 it was hosted by the University of Portsmouth.

You can download the conference programme here.

See Katrina Navickas’ storify of the picture tweets from the conference here.

There are also blog posts reflecting on the conference by Laura WoodAlice ViolettGeorge Campbell Gosling and Simon Smith.


A highlight of the conference was the plenary lecture from Jonathan Hyslop, Professor of Sociology at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York and a long-time member of the Johannesburg History Workshop. He spoke on ‘Navigating Empire: Ports, Ships and Global History’. Download his plenary paper at academia.edu.


For details of the SHS 2015 postgraduate prizes for best paper and best poster, click here.

Conference News

Call for Papers


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