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 39 (2)

Back to the future: E. P. Thompson, Eric Hobsbawm and the remaking of nineteenth-century British history
vol. 39 (2): 149-159
Eric Hobsbawm, Marxism and social history
vol. 39 (2): 160-171
Fifty years of E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class: some field notes
vol. 39 (2): 172-181
‘Bats, Rats and Barristers’: The Lancet, libel and the radical stylistics of early nineteenth-century English medicine
vol. 39 (2): 182-209
Scripting blame: Irish coroners' courts and unnamed infant dead, 1916–32
vol. 39 (2): 210-228
‘An Age of Infidelity’: secularization in eighteenth-century England
vol. 39 (2): 229-247
‘I am just the man for Upsetting you Bloody Bobbies’: popular animosity towards the police in late nineteenth-century Leeds
vol. 39 (2): 248-266
Violence in Roman Egypt. A Study in Legal Interpretation
vol. 39 (2): 267-269
Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England
vol. 39 (2): 269-271
America Bewitched: The Story of Witchcraft After Salem
vol. 39 (2): 271-272
English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553–1829
vol. 39 (2): 273-274
Irish London. Middle-class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century
vol. 39 (2): 274-275
Therapeutic Landscapes: A History of English Hospital Gardens since 1800
vol. 39 (2): 276-277
Policing the Factory: Theft, Private Policing and the Law in Modern England
vol. 39 (2): 277-279
Women at Work, 1860–1939: How Different Industries Shaped Women's Experiences
vol. 39 (2): 279-281
Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta's Experiments with Revolution, 1889–1900
vol. 39 (2): 281-283
Open Borders to a Revolution: Culture, Politics and Migration
vol. 39 (2): 283-285
Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960–1965
vol. 39 (2): 285-287
Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil
vol. 39 (2): 287-289
Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918–1945
vol. 39 (2): 289-290