Joining the Society

The BSHP welcomes as a member anyone who is interested in the history of philosophy. Our members come from all parts of the world and have interests across the whole range of the history of philosophy.

Types of Membership

Full membership brings with it a subscription to the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, which works out as much cheaper than just subscribing to the journal at the personal rate. Alternatively, one can join the society at a cheaper rate and not subscribe to the journal. Price options are available below.

All members are added to the BSHP email list and receive occasional notifications about events. Members are entitled to apply for conference funding and to attend BSHP-funded events at a discount.

How to Join

To become a member:

  1. Choose your membership option (details below).
  2. Fill in the BSHP Membership Application Form and email it to
  3. Pay your membership subscription. We strongly prefer you to pay by Standing Order, annually in January of each year. For Standing Order details, please contact

Join through PayPal

It is also possible to pay by PayPal (click on the relevant "subscribe" button below) or by cheque (contact for mailing address).

Membership Type Annual Fee Includes Journal Payment
Full membership
UK & Europe
£45 Yes
Full membership
Outside Europe
£50 Yes
Membership only
Full-time employment
£20 No
Membership only
Not in full-time employment
£10 No

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.