Advantages of Membership
The Economic History Society welcomes as members all those interested in economic and social history, very broadly defined. The Society exists to promote research and teaching in the subject at all levels and is very keen to attract new overseas members as well as those from Britain. Although the bulk of the 1,300 or so individual members are trained historians and other social scientists in academic positions in the UK and elsewhere, there are also around 180 student members. Members also include archivists and museum professionals as well as a range of family, community and amateur historians. All are welcome and the Society is particularly keen to attract new members from amongst younger scholars who may be still training or seeking their first employment in the field. There are many ways in which the Society can assist such scholars as well as attending to the needs and interests of more established historians.
For just £21 annually (£10.50 for registered students including postgraduates), members benefit from:
- Four copies of the Economic History Review annually: the premier journal in the field containing over 800 pages per issues: research articles, historiographical surveys, book reviews, reviews of periodical literature and annual lists of publications;
- Dissemination of wide-ranging information, electronic publications and links via the web site;
- A whole range of new web-based networks, discussion groups and services;
- The electronic Review from its inception in 1927 (via JSTOR) and for current issues (via Wiley);
- Discounts on book purchases with John Wiley & Sons, Cambridge University Press, Polity Press and other publishers;
- Access to small grants for workshops, meetings and projects;
- Doctoral and post doctoral fellowships;
- Postgraduate training opportunities;
- The annual conference;
- The annual women’s committee workshop;
- Commissioning of publications;
- Financial and other assistance with first monograph publication;
- The provision of conferences, workshops and study materials for schools and colleges;
- Dissemination of wide ranging information and electronic publications via the web site;
- Lobbying activities on behalf of the subject;
- Liaison with ESRC, AHRC, Academy of Social Sciences and other bodies.
The membership of the Society is ultimately the main source of our income and vitality, and hence of our means to respond to, and to serve, the needs and interests of the subject in the coming decades.
We hope that you will consider joining and contributing to the future development of one of the oldest-established professional societies of historians in the world.
The Inland Revenue has ruled that the Economic History Society can reclaim the tax paid by members on their subscription to the Society under the Gift Aid Scheme. This means that we can recover 25p for every £1.00 you pay or have paid in subscription to the Society over the previous five years. This means that the £21 can be turned into £26.25 just so long as donations are made through Gift Aid. If you wish to participate in the Gift Aid scheme, please complete and return the Gift Aid Declaration.
Further information about joining the Society can be obtained from the Society's administrative secretary, Maureen Galbraith. Membership can be applied for on-line. Alternatively, a downloadable membership application form is available. Payment may be made by cheque, direct debit or credit card; (details can be found on the application form).
For existing members, correspondence about personal membership and change of address etc should be directed to:
The Economic History Society,
John Wiley & Sons Ltd,
PO Box 739,
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 778171
The Society’s personal contact at John Wiley & Sons is Erica Cove.