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 (2)

Revisiting Foucault: Thinking with The History of Sexuality at Forty
vol. 5 (2): 115-121
‘The Party with God’: Michel Foucault, the Gay Left and the Work of Theory
vol. 5 (2): 122-152
Sex and Truth: Foucault's History of Sexuality as History of Truth
vol. 5 (2): 153-168
Nous autres, victoriens: Punctuation, Power and Politics in Foucault's History of Sexuality
vol. 5 (2): 169-178
The History of Sexuality and Historical Methodology
vol. 5 (2): 179-199
Acts or Identities? Rethinking Foucault on Homosexuality
vol. 5 (2): 200-221
Elaine Jeffreys with Haiqing Yu, Sex in China
vol. 5 (2): 222-224
Joseph A. Boone, The Homoerotics of Orientalism
vol. 5 (2): 224-226
Donna J. Drucker, The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge
vol. 5 (2): 226-228
Robert Beachy, Gay Berlin: The Birthplace of a Modern Identity
vol. 5 (2): 228-230

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