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 (4)

Editorial Board
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Boots, material culture and Georgian masculinities
vol. 42 (4): 461-479
From the ‘cape of despair’ to the Cape of Good Hope: letters of the emigrant poor in early nineteenth-century England
vol. 42 (4): 480-500
Usury and the problem of exchange under capitalism: a late-nineteenth-century debate on economic rationality
vol. 42 (4): 501-523
Feminism, the state, and the centrality of reproduction: abortion struggles in 1970s Italy
vol. 42 (4): 524-546
Lordship and Faith: the English gentry and the parish church in the Middle Ages
vol. 42 (4): 547-548
Consumption and the Country House
vol. 42 (4): 548-550
Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England
vol. 42 (4): 550-551
From Gluttony to Enlightenment: the world of taste in Early Modern Europe
vol. 42 (4): 551-553
Spaces for Feeling: emotions and sociabilities in Britain, 1650–1850
vol. 42 (4): 553-554
Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery: local nuances of a ‘National Sin’
vol. 42 (4): 555-556
Gendered Transactions: the white woman in colonial India, c. 1820–1930
vol. 42 (4): 557-558
British Women Surgeons and Their Patients, 1860–1918
vol. 42 (4): 558-560
St Albans: life on the home front, 1914–1918
vol. 42 (4): 560-562
Visions of Sodom: religion, homoerotic desire, and the end of the world in England, c. 1550–1850
vol. 42 (4): 563-564
Sex, Time and Place: queer histories of London, c.1850 to the present
vol. 42 (4): 564-566
Stormtrooper Families: homosexuality and community in the early Nazi movement
vol. 42 (4): 566-568
Harmful and Undesirable: book censorship in Nazi Germany
vol. 42 (4): 568-569
The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England: hunting at bay
vol. 42 (4): 570-571
The Revolution before the Revolution: late authoritarianism and student protest in Portugal
vol. 42 (4): 571-573