Join us for SHCG’s 2019 conference:

The Future of Social History: Who are we Curating for?

Edinburgh - City Art Centre and Dovecot Studios

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July 2019

This year’s conference includes interactive workshops, tours and presentations on a wide range of themes including rationalisation and representation in museum collections.

Conference is a great opportunity to hear about the experiences and learning from a range of institutions across the country, to take part in valuable knowledge building workshops, and to have the opportunity to network with others in the sector.


You can download the full programme below.

This year the programme includes access to the City Art Centre and Dovecot Studios, evening drinks and a meal as well as interactive workshops. For those that want to extend their stay we will also be going on a visit to the V&A Dundee on Saturday 20th July 

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Biographies and abstracts

Need more information? Abstracts and speaker biographies for each of the sessions at conference this year can be downloaded below. 

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How to book

Preferred booking is via Eventbrite

If you need to pay via purchase order and invoice, please complete the booking form below and return to:

You can get a 10% discount on the full conference package when you book with our early bird offer.

Early bird discount ends on Friday 24th May at 5pm.

Bookings close on Friday 14th June at 5pm. 

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Free place- All regions

This year SHCG will fund one free place for a first-time delegate. Please fill in the form below and return to:

Deadline: Friday 17th May 2018 at 5pm.

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Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the next Annual General Meeting of the Social History Curators Group will be held at the following place and time: 18th July 4:00-4:45pm at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

Getting to conference

You can find out more about getting to City Art Centre here  and Dovecot Studios here  

For information on Edinburgh, including travel, click here.

Please note SHCG is in no way responsible for external links.

Limited accommodation is available for the Wednesday evening and Friday evening for anyone who wishes to travel up early or stay for the Saturday trip to the V&A Dundee. 


If booked as a part of the conference package, accommodation will be provided at the Student Housing Company, Canal Point.