Annual Conference

BSHP Annual Conference

The BSHP Annual Conference, at which the Annual General Meeting is held, usually takes place in the spring at a UK university. Normally, we hold themed conferences and larger, general conferences in alternate years. Members are encouraged to submit an abstract when the Call for Papers is issued.

To attend and/or deliver a paper at the Annual Conference, you must be a member of the BSHP and pay the conference registration fee.

We offer a limited number of bursaries for speakers who are students and/or unwaged, and support for childcare. Facilities vary by university, so please see specific conference information for details.

Annual Conference 2022

21–23 April 2022

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Keynote Speakers:

Ursula Coope (Oxford)

Tommy J. Curry (Edinburgh)

Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS University of London)

Emily Thomas (Durham)

Recordings of all four keynote lectures are available to watch here.

Programme and Registration:

The final programme is available here.

Registration fees are £90 (employed) or £30 (student or unwaged), and includes lunches and refreshments.

All conference participants, including accepted speakers, must be BSHP members. To become a BSHP member, please click here.

To register for the conference, please visit our Eventbrite page here.

To contact the organizers, please email Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

Additional information:

Venue information, including information about health and saftey and accessibility, is available here.

As signatories of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme, the BSHP will take steps to ensure gender balance among speakers and participants.

As for all BSHP events, some funding is available for childcare. If you require childcare in order to attend the conference, please contact Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Graduate students and unwaged members who are accepted speakers may apply for a bursary of up to £200. Please email Enable JavaScript to view protected content. for details.