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

Penny Summerfield, FBA

To celebrate Penny Summerfield’s election as Fellow of the British Academy, we spoke to her about her career and the importance of social and cultural history. 

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

Historians call for review of ‘Life in the UK’ test

Over 180 historians have today written to the Home Office to protest at the misleading and false representation of slavery and empire in the UK Citizenship test. The signatories include many of our members, as well as our chair, Professor Naomi Tadmor, who has signed on behalf of the Social History Society. We are proud … 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