Social History Society Conference 2018

Event Details

  • Event date: 11/06/2018 – 13/06/2018
  • Venue: Keele University

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.

Papers, panels and posters will be organised in eight parallel strands, each covering a range of periods and places:


Find out about bursaries for the SHS conference


Registration details will be announced once the call for papers has closed on Friday 2 February 2018.