The annual Social History Society Conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. Over more than four decades, our members have transformed historical research, inspired challenging work and explored the many ways in which our social worlds are made, imagined, shared and shattered.
The 2018 SHS conference, hosted by Keele University, will feature a plenary panel on History & Diversity, with panellists including Miranda Kaufmann, Meleisa Ono-George and Jonathan Saha, and a keynote lecture from Professor Keith Wrightson.
The conference will see the first SHS Book Prize winner announced and prizes awarded for the best postgraduate paper and poster. There will also be opportunities to meet the editors of both our journal Cultural & Social History and our New Directions in Social and Cultural History book series with Bloomsbury.
Proposals for panels, individual papers and research posters are warmly invited from new and established historians, covering (pre)medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary research, from the local to the global, to address one or more of our conference strands:
- Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism
- Diversity, Minority & “Others”
- Global, Local & Transnational
- Self, Senses & Emotions
- Deviance & Inclusion
- Politics, Policy & Citizenship
- Life Cycles, Families & Communities
- Economies, Cultures & Consumption
The deadline for submissions will be 2 February 2018.
To submit a proposal for an individual paper or poster click here.
To submit a proposal for a panel (2-3 papers & chair) click here.
To submit a proposal for a roundtable session click here.