Q. Who is able to attend the conference?

Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they are speaking or just want to come along. However, we require individuals to become members of the Society before they attend our Annual Conference.

Our standard membership rate costs £45. There is a concessionary rate of £15 for Postgraduate Students, unwaged Early Career Researchers, and those working outside Higher Education. As well as allowing you to attend conference, you will receive copies of our journal Cultural and Social History and gain the benefits listed here.

If you are retired, you can opt for a reduced rate of £15 but please note that this is a non-subscribing rate and you will not be eligible to receive copies of the journal.

Membership lasts for one calendar year at which point it can be renewed.


Q. How much does the conference cost?

In addition to paying for membership, anyone attending the conference is required to pay a conference fee. This is directly-related to the costs of room hire, catering, and staffing and will vary depending how many days of the conference you will be attending.

Three day rate: £165

Concessionary three day rate: £115

Day rate: £70 per day

The concessionary rate is available to Postgraduate Students, unwaged Early Career Researchers, and those working outside Higher Education. If you are unsure as to whether you would be eligible for this concessionary rate please do contact us at socialhistorysoc@gmail.com


Q. What do these costs include?

The conference fees include attendance at the conference, teas/coffees, lunches, and use of conference facilities. They do not include other meals or accommodation.


Q. How much does accommodation cost?

Attendees can book campus accommodation at Lancaster University for £35 per night at the point of registration. Those wishing to secure accommodation are advised to book early.


Q. What about evening meals?

Attendees are warmly invited to a buffet dinner on Monday evening and a Gala dinner on Tuesday evening. These can be booked for £20 and £40 respectively at the point of registration. Those wishing to attend are advised to book early to secure a place.


Q. What if I want to book all of the options?

To save time, you will be able to book a three day rate with accommodation and meals for £295.


Q. When can I register?

Registration opened on Friday 6th March and runs until 22 May 2020. In light of the current uncertainty surrounding the coronoavirus Covid-19, we have extended the Early Bird period  indefinitely.


Q. What are you doing about Covid-19?

The Social History Society is closely following updates from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation regarding the coronavirus Covid-19. We are following advice from Lancaster University and have aligned ourselves with their policy on events. At present, we have been advised to proceed as usual, but we have extended our early bird booking discount indefinitely and will provide further updates as appropriate.