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.

By becoming a member, you

  • Support research, scholarship, and events in the history of philosophy
  • Have access to BSHP funding schemes and the annual conference
  • Enjoy a discount on attendance at some BSHP-supported events

Have the opportunity to contribute to the Society through our Annual General Meeting and Management Committee.

How to Join

Full membership includes a subscription to the British Journal for the History of Philosophy at a significantly lower rate than the standard personal journal subscription. Membership only enables you to join the society without subscribing to the journal.

To become a member:

  • Choose your membership option (details below).
  • Fill in the BSHP Membership Application Form and email it to Enable JavaScript to view protected content..
  • Pay your membership subscription. We strongly prefer you to pay by Standing Order, annually in January of each year. For Standing Order details, please contact Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

It is also possible to pay by PayPal (click on the relevant "subscribe" button below).

PLEASE NOTE: By applying for full membership you give all necessary consents for the provision of the Society Data to the Publisher of the BJHP and for the Society Data to be processed by the Publisher. The Publisher (and any Sub-processor) shall be a data processor. The Publisher shall only process the Society Data as necessary to perform its obligations or as required by law applicable to it.

Membership Type Annual Fee Includes Journal Payment
Full membership
UK & Europe
£45 Yes
Full membership
Outside Europe
£50 Yes
Membership only
Full-time employment
£20 No
Membership only
Not in full-time employment
£10 No

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William James

William James