Since 2015, we have hosted a poster exhibition at our annual conference. This provides postgraduates with an opportunity to share research findings without presenting a formal paper.

Any poster by a postgraduate student accepted for display is automatically entered for the prize. The winner is decided by an open ballot held during the conference.

Find out more about posters at the SHS conference


Past Winners

2018: Mads Linnet Perner (Lancaster University/University of Copenhagen), Segregated behind the walls: Residential patterns in pre-industrial Copenhagen, 1700-1850. You can see the winning poster here. You can read his contribution to our Social History Exchange blog here.

2017: Justine Cousin (Paris Sorbonne University), Colonial seafarers on steamships: a transnational social life (1860-1960). You can see the winner poster here.

2016: Olivia Robinson (University of Oxford), Out of sight and over here: foreign female domestic servants in London 1880-1939. You can see the winning poster here.

2015: Jessica Douthwaite (University of Strathclyde), Versions of everyday survival in 1950s Britainfeeling fear without worrying. Jessica and her poster are pictured above, but you can see the poster close-up here.