Call for Applications: Editor of Cultural and Social History

The Social History Society invites applications for the position of Editor at its journal, Cultural and Social History. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and has provided a platform for innovative peer-reviewed research since its foundation nearly two decades ago. As the title implies, it has a broad remit, potentially including all aspects … Continued

Committee Roles

Our committee is chosen by our membership and plays a vital role in shaping the society’s activities and priorities. Executive and Ordinary members usually serve for three years, with the AGM marking the point of changeover. There were six vacancies this year, and a further change caused by Dr Jenni Hyde’s resignation as Honorary Secretary … Continued

Postgraduate Prize Winner

This year’s SHS conference saw the return of our postgraduate paper prize, which had been paused between 2020 and 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and gradual return to in person conferences. The prize is awarded to the strongest paper submitted in advance of our conference. This year entries were judged by a committee led … Continued

Clare Anderson Wins Book Prize

The Social History Society Book Prize rewards the best original works of social and cultural history by established authors. The prize was launched in 2018 and has become a key part of the society’s calendar and conference. Books are nominated by their publisher and judged by an independent panel of judges. This year’s winner is Professor … Continued

Public History Prize Winner

The Social History Society’s Public History Prize recognises activities that enhance public understanding of social and cultural history. It was established in 2020 to thank our outgoing chair, Professor Pamela Cox, for her tireless efforts to open dialogue between the society and different audiences. The prize is awarded to a postgraduate student or early career researcher who can … Continued

Small Grants

The SHS runs a small grant funding scheme, using income generated from our journal to support new research in social and cultural history. We were delighted to receive a very large number of high quality submissions in the last round – although this made the panel’s decision very hard indeed. To maximise our impact, we … Continued

Public History Prize

We are delighted to announce that our postgraduate Public History Prize is back! The prize was established in 2019 as a mark of gratitude to our outgoing chair Professor Pamela Cox, who was tireless in efforts to open dialogue with different audiences while chairing the Social History Society. It is awarded to a postgraduate student … Continued

Hard Copies of our Journal

The Social History Society has entered a new contract with Taylor & Francis, the publishers of Cultural and Social History.  In line with this contract, we are now offering online access to our journal as default. Registered members can access issues by using the Routledge e-journals link from the membership pages of our website. You … Continued

Conference Booking Now Open

We are now accepting bookings for our annual conference at Durham University, Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 July 2024. If you submitted an abstract to present a paper, you will be written to shortly with the outcome. The conference is open to all members of the Social History Society, whether speaking or not. We encourage … Continued

BME Funding Results

The SHS is proud to administer a BME small grants funding scheme. The scheme is a partnership with the Economic History Society, History UK, History of Education Society (UK), History Workshop Journal, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of Labour History and Women’s History Network. It was set up in 2019 in recognition of … Continued