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 6 (1)

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Back matter
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Introduction: Visualizing Violence
Mark Hewitson, vol. 6 (1): 1-20
Vasily V. Vereshchagin (1842–1904): Vae victis in Asia and in Europe
Irina Kantarbaeva-Bill, vol. 6 (1): 21-36
Early Representations of Wartime Violence in Films, 1914–1930
Dario Vidojković, vol. 6 (1): 37-56
The Violent Art: Caricatures of Conflict in Germany
Mark Hewitson, vol. 6 (1): 57-79
Framing Violence, Framing Victims: Picasso's Forgotten Painting of the Korean War
Judith Keene, vol. 6 (1): 80-101
Comics, Cultural History, and the World Wars
Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, vol. 6 (1): 102-107
Giorgio Agamben, Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm
Alexander Thom, vol. 6 (1): 108-110
Richard Bessel, Violence: A Modern Obsession
Richard Overy, vol. 6 (1): 110-112
Steven Mullaney, The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare
Toria Johnson, vol. 6 (1): 112-114
Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy (eds), The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory after the Armistice
Jay Winter, vol. 6 (1): 114-116
Nicholas Terpstra, Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World: An Alternative History of the Reformation
Liesbeth Corens, vol. 6 (1): 116-118

Volume 5 (2)

Revisiting Foucault: Thinking with The History of Sexuality at Forty
vol. 5 (2): 115-121
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
‘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
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