The Social History Blog

The Social History Blog (SHB) complements the scholarship published in the journal Social History. It is both a companion to the journal and a stand-alone forum for exploring the latest developments in the field of social history.

The SHB publishes accessible comment and debate that fits with the broad ethos of the journal. Selected articles from Social History will also be freely accessible via the SHB.

The SHB editor is Gráinne Goodwin.

Social History – an academic journal

Social History is an academic journal that has published ground-breaking research since it was first established in 1976 to encourage a ‘new kind of history’ that should be ‘iconoclastic, corrosive of received explanations, creative in producing new concepts and devising new methods’. Founding editors Janet Blackman and Keith Neild oversaw its intellectual development for nearly 40 years.

Since January 2015 Louise Jackson and Gordon Johnston have edited Social History. Their first editorial can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071022.2014.992688

The journal publishes high quality and innovative work on all aspects of social history without restrictions of period or place. It encourages work that challenges conventional preconceptions of periodization, that offers comparative perspectives across time and place, and that highlights the salience of analysis of the historical past for understanding of present and future trajectories.

Social History is published by Taylor & Francis: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshi20/current