Welcome to the home page of the British Society for the History of Philosophy. Founded in 1984 as a registered charity, the Society promotes all aspects of the study and teaching of the history of philosophy through conferences, publications (in particular, the BJHP) and other activities (such as our Graduate Student Essay Prize).

Information on all of this can be accessed from the links at the top of the page, together with details of our aims, management committee and membership.

Conference 2018

Our conference this year is on the theme 'Habit in the History of Philosophy'. It is to be held in the University of Durham, 12-14 April. For more information, click here

Join the Society

If you would like to learn about joining us, please visit our membership page.

Recent Society News

Member awarded JHP Best Article Prize

The Journal of the History of Philosophy has announced that Clare Carlisle, BSHP member, is the winner of its best article prize for Volume 55.

New Scholarly Activity Grants

We have a new type of grant available to cover costs of scholarly activity.

Graduate Essay Prize, Deadline 31 December

The Graduate Essay Prize has been announced for 2017

For more news, click here.