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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Changes to the BSHP Management Committee

At its Annual General Meeting of April 2020 (held remotely), BSHP members elected Angela Breitenbach, Jonathan Cottrell, Alexander Douglas and Katharine O’Reilly to the Management Committee.

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The Rogers Prize winner 2019

The Rogers Prize is awarded annually for the best article published in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.


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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