COVID-19 Emergency Grants Fund

The Social History Society has temporarily changed its funding schemes due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We have decided to postpone the Grants for Events round scheduled for October 2020 and will redirect these funds to provide short-term hardship support for our community of social and cultural historians. Professor Naomi Tadmor, chair of the Society, … Continued

Open and Free Access Materials for Research

The Institute of Historical Research is collecting links to accessible online materials to help those undertaking research in present circumstances. The list seeks to consolidate existing activity and will be of particular value to MA and research students. They are also asking for additional recommendations from the wider historical community to make the resource as … Continued

Conference Cancelled due to Covid-19

The Social History Society can now confirm that its annual conference has been cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19. This follows our earlier decision to suspend bookings while the situation became clearer. We are are working closely with Lancaster University to reconvene there in 2021. We are also exploring various options for some … Continued

Bookings Suspended due to Covid-19

The Social History Society has been closely following updates from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation regarding the coronavirus Covid-19. We are also following advice from Lancaster University. In light of the university’s decision to suspend classroom teaching with immediate effect, we have suspended all conference bookings while we seek clarification about their … Continued

Malcolm Chase

It is with great sadness that the Social History Society has heard of the death of Professor Malcolm Chase. Malcolm was an inspirational scholar, colleague, and a friend to many in the Society. Malcolm was an active member of the Social History Society almost from its inception. After reading history at York, Malcolm moved to … Continued

Retail and minority communities: call for contributions

Historians from the University of Wolverhampton are currently compiling an edited collection exploring the relationship between retail and community in modern Britain. The chapters focus on case studies that illuminates a particular example of the way retail practices have been shaped by social relationships and vice versa. Common to all of them is a recognition … Continued

SHS and the UCU Strike

The University and College Union (UCU) has today begun 14 days of strike action in two separate legal disputes relating to pensions and working conditions. This action will involve staff working at 74 UK universities and follows a related dispute in November and December 2019. While our membership extends far beyond the university sector, many … Continued

HES joins BME Activities and Events scheme

We are delighted to confirm that the History of Education Society, UK has joined the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK in 2019. The move follows similar decisions by the Women’s History Network and Society for the Study of Labour History. Collectively, … Continued

WHN joins BME Activities and Events scheme

We are pleased to announce that the Women’s History Network has joined the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK in 2019. Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester and chair of the WHN Steering Committee, has spoken to … Continued