Scandinavian Journal of History

The Scandinavian Journal of History presents articles on Scandinavian history and review essays surveying themes in recent Scandinavian historical research. It concentrates on perspectives of national historical particularities and important long-term and short-term developments. The editorial policy gives particular priority to Scandinavian topics and to efforts of placing Scandinavian developments into a larger context. Studies explicitly comparing Scandinavian processes and phenomena to those in other parts of the world are therefore regarded as particularly important. In addition to publishing articles and review essays, the journal includes short book reviews. Review essay proposals and polemical communications are welcomed.

The Scandinavian Journal of History is published for the Historical Associations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Scandinavian subcommittees of the International Committee of Historical Sciences.

5 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 41 (2)

Military Orders Between Territorialization and Periphery from the 12th to the 16th Century
vol. 41 (2): 141-159
Gendered death risks among disabled individuals in Sweden
vol. 41 (2): 160-184
Imitation in European herring fisheries, C. 1550–1860
vol. 41 (2): 185-207
Travelling images and projected representations
vol. 41 (2): 208-230
Denmark, Scandinavia and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the early Cold War
vol. 41 (2): 231-253
For de tørster nemlig uophørligt efter de kristnes blod: Kristne middelalderlige skrifter om islam [For they Thirst Incessantly for Christian Blood: medieval Christian texts about Islam]
vol. 41 (2): 254-257
The Concept of Neutrality in Stalin’s Foreign Policy, 1945–1953
vol. 41 (2): 257-261
Call for Papers
vol. 41 (2): 262-262

Volume 41 (1)

vol. 41 (1): 1-1
Sugar Consumption, Dental Health and Foodways in Late Medieval Iin Hamina and Early Modern Oulu, Northern Finland
vol. 41 (1): 2-31
Perspectives on the Rise and Fall of Swedish Cardiac Epidemics
vol. 41 (1): 32-53
The Black Death
vol. 41 (1): 54-70
‘Good order and the police’
vol. 41 (1): 71-90
The Politics of Hella Wuolijoki’s Autobiography
vol. 41 (1): 91-109
Scientific Philanthropy and Welfare Politics of Solidarity
vol. 41 (1): 110-131
Revisiting Napoleon’s Continental System: local, regional and European experiences
vol. 41 (1): 132-135
Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania
vol. 41 (1): 135-140

Volume 40 (5)

Editorial Board
vol. 40 (5): 0-0
Castration of male sex offenders in the Nordic welfare state in the context of homosexuality and heteronormativity, 1930–1955
vol. 40 (5): 591-609
Polish experiences with Scandinavian activity in the League of Nations
vol. 40 (5): 610-631