Cultural History

Cultural History promotes the work and aims of the International Society for Cultural History, which was founded in 2008. It generates discussion and debate on the nature of cultural history and current trends, and advances theoretical and methodological issues relating to the field. Cultural History promotes new and innovative questions about the past, and invites contributions from both advanced and junior scholars.

In Cultural History, culture is seen as a mental map with which the people we study orientated themselves in their specific worlds. Cultural History is therefore all about the ways in which people in the past orientated themselves as individuals and groups towards other individuals, groups, regions and countries, the environment, and the world in general – and how those orientations changed. But Cultural History is also about how cultural historians orientate themselves today, in terms of academic research, teaching, and areas outside academia (for example museums, the media, and the heritage industry and entertainment industries).

Published April & October.

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Latest articles

Volume 6 (2)

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ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians
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Towards the Inner History of the Nation: Defining ‘Cultural History’ in Nineteenth-Century Finland
Heli Rantala, vol. 6 (2): 119-140
Conservative Music Criticism, the Inflation, and Concert Life in Weimar Germany, 1919–1924
Brendan Fay, vol. 6 (2): 141-163
Private Correspondence and Migration History: Some Reflections and Examples from Iberian Galicia
Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, vol. 6 (2): 164-189
The ‘Guardian Group’ of Finland: Socializing Measures in the Little Lotta Organization during the 1930s and 1940s
Merja Paksuniemi, vol. 6 (2): 190-208
Gender Metaphors in Representations of the Biological Body: An Analysis of Popular Medical Literature Published in Franco's Spain
Mónica García-Fernández, vol. 6 (2): 209-226
Robert Brain, The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe
Tom Quick, vol. 6 (2): 227-229
Peter Burke, The French Historical Revolution: The Annales School, 1929–2014
Andrew Wear, vol. 6 (2): 229-231
Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello (eds), The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World
Uta Protz, vol. 6 (2): 231-233

Volume 6 (1)

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Introduction: Visualizing Violence
Mark Hewitson, vol. 6 (1): 1-20
Vasily V. Vereshchagin (1842–1904): Vae victis in Asia and in Europe
Irina Kantarbaeva-Bill, vol. 6 (1): 21-36
Early Representations of Wartime Violence in Films, 1914–1930
Dario Vidojković, vol. 6 (1): 37-56
The Violent Art: Caricatures of Conflict in Germany
Mark Hewitson, vol. 6 (1): 57-79
Framing Violence, Framing Victims: Picasso's Forgotten Painting of the Korean War
Judith Keene, vol. 6 (1): 80-101
Comics, Cultural History, and the World Wars
Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, vol. 6 (1): 102-107
Giorgio Agamben, Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm
Alexander Thom, vol. 6 (1): 108-110