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.

ISSN (print): 
2045-290X
ISSN (online): 
1755-6260

Latest articles

Volume 3 (2)

In Defence of Holy Days: The Peasantry's Opposition to the Reduction of Holy Days in Early Modern Sweden
Göran Malmstedt, vol. 3 (2): 103-125
Dreams in Cultural History: Dream Narratives and the History of Subjectivity
Isabel Richter, vol. 3 (2): 126-147
Bracelets are for Hard Times: Economic Hardship, Sentimentality and the Andalusi Hebrew Poetess
S. J. Pearce, vol. 3 (2): 148-169
A Polite Foucault? Eighteenth-Century Politeness as a Disciplinary System and Practice of the Self
Soile Ylivuori, vol. 3 (2): 170-189
Meditating on Materiality; Renata Ago, Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome, trans. Bradford Bouley and Corey Tazzara with Paula Findlen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).; Paula Findlen (ed.), Early Modern Thing
Joanne Bailey, vol. 3 (2): 190-197
Øyvind Vågnes, Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011).
Adam Dodd, vol. 3 (2): 198-199
Cindy Ott, Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012).
Irina Dumitrescu, vol. 3 (2): 200-201
Paul Sheehan, Modernism and the Aesthetics of Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Alex Latter, vol. 3 (2): 202-203
Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Pain and Compassion in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2012).
Anne Sophie Refskou, vol. 3 (2): 204-205
Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach (eds), Female Agency in the Urban Economy: Gender in European Towns, 1640–1830 (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Julia Skinner, vol. 3 (2): 206-207
Michael Mikulak, The Politics of the Pantry: Stories, Food, and Social Change (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013).
Matthew Smith, vol. 3 (2): 207-209
Jane L. Chapman, Gender, Citizenship and Newspapers: Historical and Transnational Perspectives (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Chiara Tedaldi, vol. 3 (2): 209-211

Volume 3 (1)

Symbolic Conflict and Ritual Agency at the Vauderie d'Arras
vol. 3 (1): 1-26
Symbolic Conflict and Ritual Agency at the Vauderie d'Arras
vol. 3 (1): 1-26
Disability Humour in English Jestbooks of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
vol. 3 (1): 27-53
Disability Humour in English Jestbooks of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
vol. 3 (1): 27-53
Sounds of Sedition: Music and Emotion in Ireland, 1780–1845
vol. 3 (1): 54-80
Sounds of Sedition: Music and Emotion in Ireland, 1780–1845
vol. 3 (1): 54-80
Faith Barrett, To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 81-83
Faith Barrett, To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 81-83