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 39 (1)

vol. 39 (1): 0-0
Editor's Preface to Social History, vol.39 (2014)
vol. 39 (1): 1-2
‘Secular’ and ‘Religious’: historical perspectives
vol. 39 (1): 3-13
Liberating the female self: epiphanies, conflict and coherence in the life stories of post-war British women
vol. 39 (1): 14-35
Fields of struggle: a Bourdieusian analysis of conflicts over criminal justice in England, c. 1820–50
vol. 39 (1): 36-55
On the possibility of peasant intellectuals: the case of the Ukrainians in Habsburg Galicia
vol. 39 (1): 56-82
Banditry in occupied and liberated Belgium, 1914–21. Social practices and state reactions
vol. 39 (1): 83-105
Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism
vol. 39 (1): 106-110
Worthy Efforts: Attitudes to Work and Workers in Pre-industrial Europe
vol. 39 (1): 111-112
Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium
vol. 39 (1): 112-114
Mayhem: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748–53
vol. 39 (1): 114-116
Visions of Empire: Patriotism, Popular Culture and the City, 1870–1939
vol. 39 (1): 116-118
The Fox Hunting Controversy, 1781–2004
vol. 39 (1): 118-119
The Rural War: Captain Swing and the Politics of Protest
vol. 39 (1): 119-121
Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World
vol. 39 (1): 121-123
Connecting the Nineteenth-Century World
vol. 39 (1): 123-125
The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750–1840
vol. 39 (1): 125-127
Remaking the Rhythms of Life: German Communities in the Age of the Nation-State
vol. 39 (1): 127-128
Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees during the First World War
vol. 39 (1): 128-130
Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century
vol. 39 (1): 130-132