The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) was founded in 1961 and aims to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas of the history of the Christian Churches.


We welcome applications for membership from:

  • individuals furthering the study of the history of Christianity;
  • students working in relevant fields;
  • scholars studying and/or teaching the history of Christianity at institutions of higher education in the UK and abroad;
  • and institutions and other bodies interested in furthering the study of the history of Christianity.

Due out in April 2014: SCH50, Religion and the Household

The latest volume of Studies in Church HistoryReligion and the Household, will be available later in April 2014.

EHS theme for 2014-15: Doubting Christianity: The Church and Doubt

University of Sheffield, 22-24 July 2014
London, 17 January 2015

The 53rd Summer Conference of the Ecclesiastical History Society will be held at the University of Sheffield’s conference centre, Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield S10 3ED, from lunch on Tuesday 22 July to lunch on Thursday 24 July. Please note:

Special offer for EHS members from the Canterbury and York Society

Supplications from England and Wales in the Registers of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 1410-1503, ed. Peter D. Clarke and Patrick N. R. Zutshi, 3 volumes, Canterbury and York Society Series, volumes 103-105 (2013-15).

Open Access: Submissions from the society to HEFCE

The Ecclesiastical History Society has submitted a further response to the Open Access proposals. To read it, click here.

Earlier this year, the society sent a letter responding to HEFCE’s proposals for implementing Open Access, not only for publicly funded research, but for all submissions to REF post 2014. To read it, click here.

Information for Contributors to Studies in Church History

You will find the information, and the forms, which you need if you are a contributor to, or peer reviewer for, Studies in Church History, on the Publications page.


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