Thomas Cook Archive

The Social History Society is pleased to hear that the Official Receiver has agreed to present the Thomas Cook Archive to a professional archive repository. Their decision was influenced by the Business Archives Council, which has worked swiftly to ensure the future of this unique collection of letters, brochures, posters, passenger lists and guide books. … Continued

CfP Extended for UCU Strike

The Social History Society champions the pursuit of social and cultural history in research, teaching and dissemination. While our membership extends well beyond Higher Educational Institutions, many of our members are academic historians, early career researchers or doctoral students. A proportion of those who are also members of the University and College Union (UCU) are … Continued

New SHS Public History Prize

The Social History Society has launched a new prize to recognise activities that enhance public understanding of social and cultural history. The prize has been established as a mark of gratitude to Professor Pamela Cox, who was tireless in efforts to open dialogue with different audiences while chair of the Social History Society. The Pamela … Continued

SHS 2020 CfP Issued

The Social History Society has issued a call for papers for its 2020 annual conference. The society’s conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK and provides an invaluable opportunity to share research with members old and new. The society is delighted to be returning to Lancaster University, which was … Continued

BME Funding Outcomes

The Social History Society is delighted to announce the results of the inaugural BME Events and Activities Small Grants scheme. The scheme was set up in 2019 to facilitate activities run by BME historians, or those focused on BME histories. It is funded by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society, History UK and … Continued

SSLH Joins BME Activities and Events Scheme

The Society for the Society of Labour History (SSLH) has agreed to join the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK, helping to fund several projects in 2019/2020. Joan Allen, chair of the SSLH, said: Labour history has always been committed to capturing marginalised voices … Continued

Family Fortunes in Japanese

In July, Nagoya University Press published a Japanese translation of Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall’s Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850, with Catherine Hall’s new introduction for the third edition. The translation was of particular importance to Midori Yamaguchi (Daito Bunka University), whose thesis was supervised by Leonore Davidoff and … Continued

Postgraduate Feedback Request!

Are you a postgraduate member of the Social History Society? Did you attend our annual conference at Lincoln in June 2019? If so, our Postgraduate Representatives want to hear from you! We are always looking for ways to improve what we do, and our PG Reps want to get as much feedback as possible. If … Continued

Social History Book Prize

We are seeking nominations for the Social History Society’s annual book prize. Our £1,000-prize rewards scholarship in Social History and is awarded annually by a panel of judges for the best original work published in the preceding calendar year. We are delighted to announce that this year’s panel is chaired by Professor Pat Thane and … Continued

Postgraduate Poster Prize 2019

We are delighted to confirm that the 2019 Postgraduate Poster Prize has been won by Lizzie Evens for the poster ‘Policewomen, Plainclothes, and Pelvic Examinations: NYPD Abortion Investigations, 1913-26’. Lizzie is a first year PhD student at the Institute of the Americas, University College London, where her studies are kindly supported by the Wolfson Foundation. … Continued