In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase in both popular and academic interest in Scotland’s rich history. This is reflected in the large number of new books on a wide variety of themes, a growth in local and family history societies, the new and innovative approaches by museums in the presentation of their collections, and in the ever-present fascination with Scottish history and the Scots of the past in film, television, media and literature.

The Economic & Social History Society of Scotland was formed in 1983 to provide a focus and outlet for new historical research. It continues in this role and its membership includes professional historians, schoolteachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, archivists, librarians, museum curators, genealogists and a great many others across the world from all walks of life with a general interest in Scotland’s past.


Subscription to the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies brings automatic membership of the Society.

This is done directly through Edinburgh University Press, either through the EUP website or by post: http://www.euppublishing.com/loi/jshs

Journals Subscription Department Edinburgh University Press 22 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LF

More information on subscription rates are available here: http://www.euppublishing.com/page/jshs/subscribe

Members of the Society receive free online access to the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies. Members are also entitled to a 20% discount on titles published by Edinburgh University Press. When placing an order purchasers should inform EUP that they are members of the Society.

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