Our History online archive is being
developed in co-operation with the Socialist
The SHS was founded in 1992. Its members include many of Britain's leading
socialist and labour historians, both academic and amateur.
The SHS is the successor to the Communist Party History Group, established
in 1946. The society is now entirely independent of all political parties
and groups. It is engaged in, and seeks to encourage, historical studies
from a Marxist and broadly-defined left perspective.
The Communist Party Historians' (later: History) Group produced various
series of publications between 1946 and 1991. The longest-running and
most important of these was the series of short monographs Our History,
which appeared roughly quarterly from 1956 onwards. The early pamphlets
in this series were produced on a duplicating machine, but from 1969 onwards
they were printed.