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.


ISSN (print): 
ISSN (online): 

Latest articles

Volume 39 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 39 (4): 0-0
vol. 39 (4): 441-442
‘A horizon lit with blood’: public poetry and mass politics in Iraq
vol. 39 (4): 443-461
‘Socialist achievements’ and their protection. The Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse and socialist statehood
vol. 39 (4): 462-488
Class, experience and Britain's twentieth century
vol. 39 (4): 489-508
Loose, idle and disorderly: vagrant removal in late eighteenth-century Middlesex
vol. 39 (4): 509-527
Subaltern cosmopolitanism, racial governance and multiculturalism: Britain, c. 1900–45
vol. 39 (4): 528-546
‘Speeches that draw tears’: theatricality, commemoration and social history
vol. 39 (4): 547-556
Reading E. P. Thompson today: a view from Spain
vol. 39 (4): 557-572
Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians and Art in the Medieval Marketplace
vol. 39 (4): 573-574
The Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague
vol. 39 (4): 575-576
Lords' Rights and Peasant Stories. Writing and the Formation of Tradition in the Later Middle Ages
vol. 39 (4): 576-578
Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440–1660: Tawney's Agrarian Problem Revisited
vol. 39 (4): 578-581
Remaking English Society. Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England
vol. 39 (4): 581-583
The Memory of the People: Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England
vol. 39 (4): 583-585
Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty
vol. 39 (4): 585-587
London's Shadows. The Dark Side of the Victorian City
vol. 39 (4): 587-589
Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism
vol. 39 (4): 589-591
Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914
vol. 39 (4): 591-592
South Asia from the Margins: Echoes from Orissa, 1800–2000
vol. 39 (4): 592-594