Social History

Social History publishes articles, reviews and debates of high quality historical analysis. The editors also seek to encourage more experimental formats of presentation, which move away from the structure of the formal scholarly article. These may take the form of interventions that invoke discussion, provoke argument, enter criticism and create new space for analysis. Social History is committed to developing a broad geographical basis. Research on all parts of the world will be considered, and the editors would particularly like to encourage work on areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. As well as medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century history, Social History aims to extend its coverage of twentieth-century work. The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for theoretical debate and innovation on questions of social formations, genders, classes and ethnicities and is open to approaches from other fields such as sociology, social anthropology, politics, economics and demography. In this light, the editors are committed to making the journal as wide ranging as possible conceptually, certainly going beyond recent struggles associated with post-structuralism. While recognising the important contributions made in these exchanges, the editors wish to see a move away from radical divisions drawn between the social and the cultural.


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Latest articles

Volume 41 (2)

War stories
vol. 41 (2): 125-135
Migrant associations: the Spanish transatlantic experience, 1870–1970
vol. 41 (2): 136-154
Coalmining and the National Scheme for Disabled Ex-Servicemen after the First World War
vol. 41 (2): 155-170
‘Poor prison flowers’: convict mothers and their children in Ireland, 1853–1900
vol. 41 (2): 171-191
Homicide in eighteenth-century Cheshire
vol. 41 (2): 192-209
From Pompeii
vol. 41 (2): 210-211
Tangible Things: making history through objects
vol. 41 (2): 211-213
Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France
vol. 41 (2): 213-214
Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England
vol. 41 (2): 214-215
Food and Identity in England, 1540–1640: eating to impress
vol. 41 (2): 215-217
Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600–1700
vol. 41 (2): 217-218
A History of Drinking: the Scottish pub since 1700
vol. 41 (2): 218-219
Single Life and the City, 1200–1900
vol. 41 (2): 219-221
Going to the Palais: a social and cultural history of dance halls in Britain, 1918–1960
vol. 41 (2): 221-223
Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939–45: queer identities in Australia in the Second World War
vol. 41 (2): 223-224
Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: self-government and imperial culture
vol. 41 (2): 225-226
Chained in Silence: black women and convict labor in the New South
vol. 41 (2): 226-228
Agriculture and Environment: debates in the central legislature of India, 1937–1957
vol. 41 (2): 228-229
Power to the People: energy in Europe over the last five centuries
vol. 41 (2): 229-231
vol. 41 (2): 232-232