The Economic History Society exists to support research and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined. It does this through publications, including the Economic History Review and a range of textbooks and study packs, through conferences and workshops, through the finance of research fellowships and research grants, and through bursaries and prizes for younger scholars.
The Society also acts as a pressure group working to influence government policy in the interests of history, alongside other societies, such as the Social History Society, the Agricultural History Society, the Urban History Group and the Association of Business Historians, and in concert with professional bodies such as the Royal Historical Society, the Historical Association, History UK (HE) and the Academy of Social Sciences. In addition, the Society regularly liaises with funding bodies such as SHEFC, the AHRC and the ESRC.
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.
Subscriptions to the Economic History Review and the Journal of Economic History
Student membership including subscription to the Economic History Review is open to full and part-time students, including postgraduates at higher education institutions in the UK and other EC countries
Memberships are entered on a rolling basis, and renew automatically once a year. Members will be sent a renewal notice 1 month before auto-renewal.
New applicant members may click here to join online.
Two payment options are available:
For existing members, correspondence about personal membership and change of address etc should be directed to Alice Whiteoak.
The Society now offers Online Only Membership, providing digital access to the Economic History Review through our website and a direct link to Wiley Online Library.
This option is available to help reduce the carbon footprint of printing and dispatching the journal to 51 countries each year.
Please consider Online Only Membership when joining the Society or renewing your membership.
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 GBP1.00 you pay or have paid in subscription to the Society over the previous five years. If you wish to participate in the scheme, please complete and return the Gift Aid Declaration form.
The Economic History Society does not offer Institutional membership. For Institutional subscriptions to the Economic History Review, please visit Wiley Online Library.