Keele University

11/06/2018 – 13/06/2018

The annual SHS conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK.  Over more than four decades, our members have transformed historical research, inspired challenging work and explored the many ways in which our social worlds are made, imagined, shared and shattered.

The 2018 SHS conference will feature a plenary panel on History & Diversity with Miranda Kaufmann, Meleisa Ono-George and Jonathan Saha, and a keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson. It will be hosted by Keele University.

The call for papers has now closed. 

To register for the conference, you will first need to sign up and log in as a member.

Register for the 2018 SHS conference


The conference will see the first SHS Book Prize winner announced and prizes awarded for the best postgraduate paper and poster. There will also be opportunities to meet the editors of both our journal Cultural & Social History and our New Directions in Social and Cultural History book series with Bloomsbury.

Papers, panels and posters at the conference will be grouped into eight strands. Each strand will feature new and established historians, covering (pre)medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary research, from the local to the global. For this conference, our strands are:


How much will the conference cost?

Find out about bursaries for the SHS conference