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 5 (1)

ISCH Prize Competition 2016 for Cultural Historians
vol. 5 (1): 0-0
Alice's Evidence: Examining the Cultural Afterlife of Lewis Carroll in 1932
vol. 5 (1): 1-25
Jazz Anxiety and the European Fear of Cultural Change: Towards a Transnational History of a Political Emotion
vol. 5 (1): 26-50
The Parallel Circulation of Portuguese Modern Art during Salazar's Dictatorship (1956–61)
vol. 5 (1): 51-80
Report on the Premods Workshop: Culture/Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland
vol. 5 (1): 81-91
Guido Abbattista, Umanità in mostra. Esposizioni etniche e invenzioni esotiche in Italia (1880–1940)
vol. 5 (1): 92-94
Brooke L. Blower and Mark Philip Bradley (eds), The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
vol. 5 (1): 94-97
Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Church Gibson (eds), Fashion Cultures Revisited: Theories, Explorations and Analysis
vol. 5 (1): 97-101
Partha Chatterjee, Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Bodhisattva Kar (eds), New Cultural Histories of India: Materiality and Practices
vol. 5 (1): 101-103
Martha Feldman, The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds
vol. 5 (1): 103-105
Allen J. Frantzen, Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England
vol. 5 (1): 105-107
Chris Kempshall, The First World War in Computer Games
vol. 5 (1): 107-108
Marek Tamm (ed.), Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory
vol. 5 (1): 109-111
Lothar Müller, White Magic: The Age of Paper, Jessica Spengler (transl.)
vol. 5 (1): 111-113

Volume 4 (2)

Illustrated Media, the Built Environment and Identity Politics in Fin-de-siècle Catalonia: Printing Images, Making the Nation
vol. 4 (2): 113-135
Mass Tourism and New Representations of Gender in Late Francoist Spain: The Sueca and Don Juan in the 1960s
vol. 4 (2): 136-161
UK Rave Culture and the Thatcherite Hegemony, 1988–94
vol. 4 (2): 162-186
Manifestations of the Flying Dutchman: On Materializing Ghosts and (Not) Remembering the Colonial Past
vol. 4 (2): 187-205
Elena Carrera (ed.), Emotions and Health, 1200–1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
vol. 4 (2): 206-208
Bruno Carvalho, Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013).
vol. 4 (2): 208-210