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 (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
Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge, vol. 2 (Cambridge: Polity, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 83-85
Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge, vol. 2 (Cambridge: Polity, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 83-85
Holly Dugan, The Ephemeral History of Perfume: Scent and Sense in Early Modern England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2011).
vol. 3 (1): 85-87
Holly Dugan, The Ephemeral History of Perfume: Scent and Sense in Early Modern England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2011).
vol. 3 (1): 85-87
Alexander Etkind, Internal Colonization: Russia's Imperial Experience (Cambridge: Polity, 2011).
vol. 3 (1): 87-88
Alexander Etkind, Internal Colonization: Russia's Imperial Experience (Cambridge: Polity, 2011).
vol. 3 (1): 87-88
Michael Jackson, Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).
vol. 3 (1): 89-90
Michael Jackson, Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).
vol. 3 (1): 89-90
Sebastian Jobs, Welcome Home, Boys! Military Victory Parades in New York City 1899–1946 (New York: Campus Verlag, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 90-92
Sebastian Jobs, Welcome Home, Boys! Military Victory Parades in New York City 1899–1946 (New York: Campus Verlag, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 90-92
Jean-Guy Prévost and Jean-Pierre Beaud, Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 93-95
Jean-Guy Prévost and Jean-Pierre Beaud, Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012).
vol. 3 (1): 93-95