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Founded in 1960, the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) is the UK’s principal organisation dedicated to the study of labour history. The Constitution of the SSLH and its Code of Governance can be downloaded here.

Membership is open to everyone who would like to learn more about labour history and heritage whether on a professional or amateur basis.

Membership benefits

The Society organises regular meetings and conferences and publishes the highly-regarded journal Labour History Review.

Members receive 3 copies of the Labour History Review per year.

Members get online access to all digitised back copies back to 1960.

Members get advance notice of events and conferences.

Members of the Society are entitled to apply for a range of grants and bursaries. These include grants to offset the cost of presenting papers at conferences hosted by the SSLH or related to the field of labour history; research trips and for financial assistance for those hosting conference and public history events. We are keen to support students interested in labour history, women, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Membership Rates

Individual £28
Student £15.
Institutional – contact Liverpool University Press»

How To Join

Membership to SSLH is secured by subscription to Labour History Review.

To join the Society / subscribe to Labour History Review, you need to contact LUP directly. This can be done by:

Telephone: 0151 795 1080 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
Post: Subscriptions, Liverpool University Press, 4 Cambridge Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZU.