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 40 (2)

Unmaking the Middle Eastern working classes: labour and the politics of historiography
vol. 40 (2): 145-156
Prototypes for modern living: planning, sociology and the model village in inter-war Romania
vol. 40 (2): 157-184
Courtship at the coroner's court
vol. 40 (2): 185-207
The social composition of plaintiffs and defendants in the Peacemaker court, Leiden, 1750–54
vol. 40 (2): 208-229
Learning by wrong-doing: aspiration and transgression among German pupils after the Thirty Years' War
vol. 40 (2): 230-246
The Disappearing Mestizo. Configuring Difference in the Colonial New Kingdom of Granada
vol. 40 (2): 247-249
Let God Arise: The War and Rebellion of the Camisards
vol. 40 (2): 249-250
Honour, Violence and Emotions in History
vol. 40 (2): 250-253
War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture
vol. 40 (2): 253-254
1820: Disorder and Stability in the United Kingdom
vol. 40 (2): 255-257
Masters, Slaves, and Exchange: Power's Purchase in the Old South
vol. 40 (2): 257-259
Distant Strangers. How Britain Became Modern
vol. 40 (2): 259-261
Crime and Poverty in 19th-Century England: The Economy of Makeshifts
vol. 40 (2): 261-263
Streetlife in Late Victorian London: The Constable and the Crowd
vol. 40 (2): 263-265
Progressive Inequality: Rich and Poor in New York, 1890–1920
vol. 40 (2): 265-267
Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912–1921 / The IRA in Britain, 1919–1923: ‘In the Heart of Enemy Lines’
vol. 40 (2): 268-271
Lost Freedom: The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement
vol. 40 (2): 271-273
Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe
vol. 40 (2): 273-275
Revolutionary Cuba: A History
vol. 40 (2): 275-276
Green Barons, Force-of-Circumstance Entrepreneurs, Impotent Mayors. Rural Change in the Early Years of Post-Socialist Capitalist Democracy
vol. 40 (2): 277-278