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 (1)

Bringing the social back: rethinking the declension narrative of twentieth-century US labour history
vol. 41 (1): 1-13
Living on the edge: welfare and the urban poor in 1930s Beijing
vol. 41 (1): 14-33
Conceptualizing and responding to poverty in the Republic of Ireland in the 1960s: a case study of Dublin
vol. 41 (1): 34-53
Young people’s disillusionment with French education before 1968: sport, the school curriculum and social change
vol. 41 (1): 54-71
On a red line across Europe: butchers and rebellions in fourteenth-century Siena
vol. 41 (1): 72-92
The art of solidarity in the middle ages: guilds in England, 1250–1550
vol. 41 (1): 93-94
Experiences of Charity, 1250–1650
vol. 41 (1): 94-96
Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status and the Social Order in Early Modern England
vol. 41 (1): 96-97
Population, Welfare and Economic Change in Britain, 1290–1834
vol. 41 (1): 98-99
Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England
vol. 41 (1): 99-100
Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese empire, Indian Knowledge (16th–18th centuries)
vol. 41 (1): 101-102
Native American Whalemen and the World: indigenous encounters and the contingency of race
vol. 41 (1): 102-104
Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider
vol. 41 (1): 104-105
The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution
vol. 41 (1): 105-108
Freedom’s Mirror. Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
vol. 41 (1): 108-110
Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics
vol. 41 (1): 110-111
Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London
vol. 41 (1): 111-113
A History of Infanticide in Britain c. 1600 to the Present
vol. 41 (1): 113-114
Anti-Social behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives
vol. 41 (1): 115-116
An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment
vol. 41 (1): 117-118