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Keeping up to date in your topic area: Professional Associations

Professional Associations

Joining the relevant professional societies in your subject area, either on a national basis or internationally, can gain you many useful contacts and help to keep you up-to-date with new professional and academic developments by way of conferences, meetings, mailing lists and social media.

There are many directories of Professional Associations available on the web, giving lists of associations in particular subject areas with their contact details. Many of these directories are now accessible without charge.

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List of Professional Associations in the UK

There are also many lists available covering societies in specific subjects. Some examples are shown below but a simple enquiry into a search engine using the phrases : “scholarly societies” “professional associations” “directories” [your subject] will retrieve many more.



Stanford Online Particle Physics Directory

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American Historical Association - History Directories

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University of Waterloo - English Language & Literature Societies


SHARP – Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

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World Education Research Education