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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 1,400 or so individual members are trained historians and other social scientists in academic positions in the UK and elsewhere, there are also around 280 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.

Membership Benefits for Students

Membership Benefits

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 (with an Impact Factor of 1.033, and a ranking of 3/33 in the History of Social Sciences; and 128/332 in Economics in 2012) containing over 1,000 pages per volume: research articles, historiographical surveys, book reviews, reviews of periodical literature and annual lists of publications.
  • Access to electronic copies of the Review from its inception in 1927 to current issues, through the redeveloped Economic History Society website. To register for access, please use your Membership Reference number (found at the top right-hand corner of the carrier sheet, under the invoice number and date).  If you have any problems with your access, please contact Erica Cove at cs-membership@wiley.com
  • Occasional Special Issues of the Economic History Review – planned for 2014, New Frontiers in African Economic History. Past volumes include 'Asia in the Great Divergence' (2011) and 'Finance, Investment and Risk' (2009).
  • Access to podcasts, including the Tawney Lectures and Teaching Podcasts.
  • Access to small grants, fellowships and prizes.
  • Discounts on book purchases with Wiley, Polity Press and other publishers.
  • The Annual EHS Conference, for which members are entitled to a discounted registration fee.

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.  

Further information about the benefits of joining the Society can be obtained from the Society's administrative secretary, Maureen Galbraith

Full details of how to Join the Society can be found here.

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