The British Society for the History of Philosophy promotes and supports academic and public understanding of all aspects of the history of philosophy.

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Anyone with an interest in the history of philosophy is encouraged to become a member of the BSHP. Our members come from all over the world and have interests across the whole range of history of philosophy. We offer reduced rates for those who are not in full-time employment, including students.

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BSHP Annual Conference 2021 Programme and Registration available now

The full programme and registration for the BSHP Annual Conference 2021, Women in the History of Philosophy, taking place 20-23 April, are now available. Click here for details.

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BSHP Postdoctoral Fellowship

As part of its response to the extraordinary hardship caused by Covid, the BSHP is offering 2 bursaries of £6000 each to Early Career Researchers of any nationality currently resident in the UK.


As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, the BSHP is a member of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme. The Scheme aims to assist UK philosophy departments, learned societies and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women in philosophy.

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We endorse the BPA Environment / Travel Guideline policy

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