Contemporary British History

Contemporary British History offers innovative new research on any aspect of British history - foreign, Commonwealth, political, social, cultural or economic - dealing with the period since the First World War. The editors welcome work which involves cross-disciplinary insights, as the journal seeks to reflect the work of all those interested in the recent past in Britain, whatever their subject specialism. Work which places contemporary Britain within a comparative (whether historical or international) context is also encouraged. In addition to articles, the journal regularly features interviews and profiles, archive reports, and a substantial review section.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 28 (2)

The First New Labour Government's Foreign Policy-Making Towards the Israeli–Palestinian Question: The Formative Years, 1997–1999
vol. 28 (2): 121-144
The Meanings of Margarine in England: Class, Consumption and Material Culture from 1918 to 1953
vol. 28 (2): 145-165
‘A Whipping Boy If Ever There was One’? The British Army and the Politics of Civil–Military Relations in Northern Ireland, 1969–79
vol. 28 (2): 166-189
Another Window on British Secularization: Public Attitudes to Church and Clergy Since the 1960s
vol. 28 (2): 190-218
Centurions and Chieftains: Tank Sales and British Policy towards Israel in the Aftermath of the Six-Day War
vol. 28 (2): 219-239
Sport and British Jewry: Integration, Ethnicity and Anti-Semitism, 1890–1970
vol. 28 (2): 240-241
Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire: Small State Identity in the Cold War 1955–1975
vol. 28 (2): 242-244
Constructing Post-Imperial Britain: Britishness, ‘Race’ and the Radical Left in the 1960s
vol. 28 (2): 244-246
Housewives and Citizens: Domesticity and the Women's Movement in England, 1928–1964
vol. 28 (2): 246-247
British Student Activism in the Long Sixties
vol. 28 (2): 248-249
Mental Hygiene and Psychiatry in Modern Britain
vol. 28 (2): 249-251

Volume 28 (1)

In the Brown Stuff?: Labour Backbench Dissent Under Gordon Brown, 2007–10
vol. 28 (1): 1-23
The Silent Revolution: A Political History of the Politics of Patronage and Reform
vol. 28 (1): 24-55
Bonfires and Barbecues: Coalition Governance and the Politics of Quango Reform
vol. 28 (1): 56-80
Judge Dread: Music Hall Traditionalist or Postcolonial Hybrid
vol. 28 (1): 81-102
Wartime Fashion: From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939–1945
vol. 28 (1): 103-104
East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925–1976
vol. 28 (1): 104-106
Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922–1970
vol. 28 (1): 107-108
Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England 1945–2000
vol. 28 (1): 109-111
Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy
vol. 28 (1): 111-113