Cultural History

Cultural History promotes the work and aims of the International Society for Cultural History, which was founded in 2008. It generates discussion and debate on the nature of cultural history and current trends, and advances theoretical and methodological issues relating to the field. Cultural History promotes new and innovative questions about the past, and invites contributions from both advanced and junior scholars.

In Cultural History, culture is seen as a mental map with which the people we study orientated themselves in their specific worlds. Cultural History is therefore all about the ways in which people in the past orientated themselves as individuals and groups towards other individuals, groups, regions and countries, the environment, and the world in general – and how those orientations changed. But Cultural History is also about how cultural historians orientate themselves today, in terms of academic research, teaching, and areas outside academia (for example museums, the media, and the heritage industry and entertainment industries).

Published April & October.

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Latest articles

Volume 7 (2)

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Introduction: Emotion, History and the Arts
Erin Sullivan, vol. 7 (2): 117-128
Emotion, Cognition and Spectator Response to the Plays of Shakespeare
Rebecca Yearling, vol. 7 (2): 129-144
Romantic Portraits and Contemporary Audiences: Report from an Exhibition on the History of Emotions
Anna Schram Vejlby, vol. 7 (2): 145-166
Beethoven's Leonore in Berlin around 1900: On Contextual Factors of Music Performances as Source Material for Past Emotional Practices
Wiebke Rademacher, vol. 7 (2): 167-186
Moving Emotions: Affect, the Archive and the Moving Image
Caterina Albano, vol. 7 (2): 187-204
Voice, Affect, Grain: Their Relevance in Bodily Aesthetic Experience and Popular Singing Styles
Melanie Strumbl, vol. 7 (2): 205-225
Emotions as a Kind of Practice: Six Case Studies Utilizing Monique Scheer's Practice-Based Approach to Emotions in History
Kate Davison, vol. 7 (2): 226-238
Amanda Bailey and Mario DiGangi (eds), Affect Theory and Early Modern Texts: Politics, Ecologies, and Form
Christopher Whatmore, vol. 7 (2): 239-240
Helen Dell and Helen M. Hickey (eds), Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality
Una McIlvenna, vol. 7 (2): 241-242
Stephanie Downes, Sally Holloway, and Sarah Randles (eds), Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History
Sophie Cope, vol. 7 (2): 242-244
Nancy Rose Hunt, A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo and Z. S. Strother, Humor and Violence: Seeing Europeans in Central African Art
Kathryn M. de Luna, vol. 7 (2): 244-248
Anna M. Parkinson, An Emotional State: The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture
Steven Schouten, vol. 7 (2): 248-250

Volume 7 (1)

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A Wedding Gift and Transculturation: Chinese Porcelain in Norway and the Danish Asian Company in China in the Eighteenth Century
Kari Telste, vol. 7 (1): 1-19
An Early Modern Mass Medium: The Adventures of Cartouche in Dutch Penny Prints (1700–1900)
Jeroen Salman, vol. 7 (1): 20-47
Historicizing Early 1980s Greek ‘Denunciation Movies’
Panagiotis Zestanakis, vol. 7 (1): 48-75
Rock ’n’ Roll, Tango, and Italian Boogie-Woogie: Transnational Music and Immigrant Life in Buenos Aires
Abril Liberatori, vol. 7 (1): 76-97