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 40 (3)

The working practices of Birmingham's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies
vol. 40 (3): 287-311
‘Work for others but none for us’: the economic and environmental inequalities of New Deal relief
vol. 40 (3): 312-334
The household inventory as urban ‘theatre’ in late medieval Burgundy
vol. 40 (3): 335-359
Fraternally yours: the union architecture of Oskar Stonorov and Walter Reuther
vol. 40 (3): 360-384
Past Scents: Historical Perspectives on Smell
vol. 40 (3): 385-387
Medieval Rome. Stability and Crisis of a City, 900–1150
vol. 40 (3): 387-389
Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes
vol. 40 (3): 389-391
Gated Communities? Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities
vol. 40 (3): 391-393
Peasant Petitions: Social Relations and Economic Life on Landed Estates, 1600–1850
vol. 40 (3): 393-395
The Farmer in England, 1650–1980
vol. 40 (3): 395-396
Under Household Government: Sex and Family in Puritan Massachusetts
vol. 40 (3): 396-398
Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: ‘The Girl I Left Behind Me’
vol. 40 (3): 398-400
Boardroom Scandal. The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain
vol. 40 (3): 400-402
Everyday Heroism: Victorian Constructions of the Heroic Civilian
vol. 40 (3): 402-404
The Welfare State and the ‘Deviant Poor’ in Europe, 1870–1933
vol. 40 (3): 404-406
The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast: A Study in Elite Migration
vol. 40 (3): 406-407
Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871–1914
vol. 40 (3): 407-409
Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars
vol. 40 (3): 409-411
Contesting the Postwar City: Working-Class and Growth Politics in 1940s Milwaukee
vol. 40 (3): 411-413
Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-century Liverpool
vol. 40 (3): 413-415