How to join the SSHM

It is easy to join the Society for the Social History of Medicine. All you have to do is to subscribe at the appropriate membership rate to its Journal Social History of Medicine, published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

Membership forms are available from OUP. Just select your subscription category and click on the amount for a printable PDF order form. Don't worry that these forms are for the Journal rather than the Society: as long as you subscribe at the appropriate rate you will automatically join the SSHM. For a form please click here for the appropriate OUP website.

It usually takes about 4-6 weeks for OUP to process applications, after which you will receive a letter welcoming you to the SSHM.

SSHM membership rate 2004: Full members, 33.00/US$ 56; students, 16/US$ 36. OUP offers developing countries free (or greatly reduced) online access to the journal.

If you have any concerns about your application please contact the Membership Secretary David Cantor, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Suite 2025, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20892-7309 U.S.A.

Members of the Society are entitled to the following benefits

  • Subscription to the journal Social History of Medicine with three issues per year
  • The Gazette with reports and information about professional events within as well as outside the Society
  • Reduced registration fees at SSHM conferences
    • Some bursaries are available for student members on request (up to 150 for travel within the UK and up to 250 for travel outside the UK). Please contact The Treasurer
  • 30 per cent reduction off the price of books published in the Society's Routledge series (Studies in the Social History of Medicine). Please click here to download a Routledge Order Form for Members of the Society as pdf-file
  • 30 per cent reduction off the price of any title published by the Taylor and Francis Group (including Routledge)
  • 25 per cent reduction off the price of titles published in Ashgate's series History of Medicine in Context. Please click here to download the list of Ashgate titles and an order form as pdf-file
  • The Society awards The Roy Porter Student Essay Prize of 500 every year to the best student essay submitted to a competition reserved for student members of the Society


last update 27.01.2004 - webmaster