Cambridge Legal and Social History Workshop

Who are we?

The Cambridge Legal and Social History Workshop enables graduate students and early career researchers with a common interest in the historical intersection of law and society to come together and share their research. We promote interdisciplinary analysis of the law as it functioned in the past, or as it informed and facilitated developments in (for example) social history, intellectual history, cultural history, and economic history. Workshops are held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 17:00 (BST).

The workshop is designed to support research across fields that have at times been quite narrow in scope and not communicated with each other. As such, we welcome submissions from researchers in History, Law, English, Politics, Economics, Classics, and other cognate disciplines, so long as these are in line with the Workshop's historical focus. Papers may address any historical period or geographical region.

Our Lent Term 2024 Termcard is now out and we look forward to meeting you. All sessions are hybrid, held simultaneously in the Cambridge History Faculty Building and on Zoom. All are welcome to attend, and we will circulate the Zoom link prior to each session through our mailing list.


Information and links for forthcoming talks are circulated via our mailing list. To subscribe, click here or email one of the convenors (;;

You can also follow us on Twitter aka the X platform: @CamLegalSocial.


Lent Term 2024

LSHW termcard Lent 2024.pdf