Social History

Social History publishes articles, reviews and debates of high quality historical analysis. The editors also seek to encourage more experimental formats of presentation, which move away from the structure of the formal scholarly article. These may take the form of interventions that invoke discussion, provoke argument, enter criticism and create new space for analysis. Social History is committed to developing a broad geographical basis. Research on all parts of the world will be considered, and the editors would particularly like to encourage work on areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. As well as medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century history, Social History aims to extend its coverage of twentieth-century work. The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for theoretical debate and innovation on questions of social formations, genders, classes and ethnicities and is open to approaches from other fields such as sociology, social anthropology, politics, economics and demography. In this light, the editors are committed to making the journal as wide ranging as possible conceptually, certainly going beyond recent struggles associated with post-structuralism. While recognising the important contributions made in these exchanges, the editors wish to see a move away from radical divisions drawn between the social and the cultural.


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Latest articles

Volume 42 (3)

Imagining socialism in the Soviet century
vol. 42 (3): 315-341
‘Gypsies’ in Fascist Italy: from expelled foreigners to dangerous Italians
vol. 42 (3): 342-364
Rural Luddism and the makeshift economy of the Nottinghamshire framework knitters
vol. 42 (3): 365-398
‘Some hidden purpose’? Class conflict and co-operation in Belfast’s Working Men’s Institute and Temperance Hall 1865–1900
vol. 42 (3): 399-419
An end to Bedlam? The enduring subject of madness in social and cultural history
vol. 42 (3): 420-429
Gender in Medieval Culture
vol. 42 (3): 430-431
Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650–1750
vol. 42 (3): 432-433
Law, Crime and Deviance since 1700: micro-studies in the history of crime
vol. 42 (3): 433-435
Obligation, Entitlement and Dispute under the English Poor Laws
vol. 42 (3): 435-437
Pauper Children and Poor Law Childhoods in England and Wales, 1834–1910
vol. 42 (3): 437-439
Walking Histories, 1800–1914
vol. 42 (3): 439-440
Christmas and the British: a modern history
vol. 42 (3): 441-442
Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: global perspectives on marriage, crisis and nation
vol. 42 (3): 442-444
Settler Jamaica in the 1750s: a social portrait
vol. 42 (3): 444-445
Keep On Keeping On: the NAACP and the implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia
vol. 42 (3): 446-447
Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps
vol. 42 (3): 447-449
Soviet Street Children and the Second World War: welfare and social control under Stalin
vol. 42 (3): 449-451
Making the Soviet Intelligentsia: universities and intellectual life under Stalin and Khrushchev
vol. 42 (3): 451-452
The Value of Labor: the science of commodification in Hungary, 1920–1956
vol. 42 (3): 452-454
Cold War Anthropology: the CIA, the Pentagon and the growth of dual use anthropology
vol. 42 (3): 454-455