About the Society for the Social History of Medicine
Since its inaugural meeting in 1970, the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) has pioneered inter-disciplinary approaches to the history of health, welfare, medical science and practice. Consequently, its membership consists of those interested in a variety of disciplines, including history, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics.
The Society has an active Programmes Committee which organises at least two conferences per year, the results of which were originally summarised in the Bulletin of the Society for the Social History of Medicine (1970-87). As interest and membership in the Society grew, the Bulletin evolved into Social History of Medicine (1988-), a journal published by Oxford University Press, and The Gazette, an accompanying newsletter reporting on conferences and other relevant news.
In 1987, following a number of Society-sponsored publications, SSHM also launched a series of edited volumes, currently published by Manchester University Press. Since 2001 the Society has accepted single-authored monographs for the series as well.
Though primarily based in the United Kingdom, the Society has always had a thriving international membership, and Social History of Medicine has continued to expand its international coverage, reflecting the growing number of subscribers who are outside the UK.
The SSHM is a charitable organisation registered in the UK.
Charity Registration Number: 278414
The Society for the Social History of Medicine is pleased to announce that it will be holding its AGM at the Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, ‘Conformity, Dialogue and Deviance in Health and Medicine’, at 12-1.30pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018. The venue will be the Josephine Butler Room, Department of Public Health and Policy, Whelan Building, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 3GB.
We will be discussing the activities we undertook in 2017 and the AGM is the opportunity for SSHM members to provide us with feedback and suggestions.