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Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

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In both research and teaching, the study of cultural history is burgeoning, with a variety of interpretations of culture cross-fertilizing between disciplines – history, critical theory, literature and media, anthropology and ethnology, and many more. This series focuses on the study of conceptual, affective and imaginative worlds of the past, and sees culture as encompassing both textual production and social practice. It seeks to highlight historical and cultural processes of meaning-making and explore the ways in which people of the past made sense of their world.

Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to:

Patryk Babiracki: patryk @

Filippo CarlĂ -Uhink: filippo.carla-uhink @

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Uisneach or the Center of Ireland

Uisneach or the Center of Ireland

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By Frédéric Armao
December 30, 2022

The hill of Uisneach lies almost exactly at the geographical center of Ireland. Remarkably, a fraction at least of the ancient Irish population was aware of that fact. There is no doubt that the place of Uisneach in Irish mythology, and more broadly speaking the Celtic world, was of utmost ...

Reconstructing Minds and Landscapes Silent Post-War Memory in the Margins of History

Reconstructing Minds and Landscapes: Silent Post-War Memory in the Margins of History

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Edited By Marja Tuominen, T. G. Ashplant, Tiina Harjumaa
August 01, 2022

Mental and material reconstruction was an ongoing process after World War II, and it still is. This volume combines a detailed treatment of post-war cultural reconstruction in Finnish Lapland – a region on the geographical and historical margins of its nation-state – with comparative case studies ...

Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror Mediations Through Migrations

Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror: Mediations Through Migrations

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Edited By Susanne Korbel, Philipp Strobl
August 06, 2021

The book investigates and compares the role of artistic and academic refugees from National Socialism acting as "cultural mediators" or "agents of knowledge" between their origin and host societies. By doing so, it locates itself at the intersection of the recently emerging field of the history of ...

New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History Boundaries, Experiences, and Sensemaking

New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History: Boundaries, Experiences, and Sensemaking

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Edited By Maja Gildin Zuckerman, Jakob Egholm Feldt
August 27, 2019

This book presents original studies of how a cultural concept of Jewishness and a coherent Jewish history came to make sense in the experiences of people entangled in different historical situations. Instead of searching for the inconsistencies, discontinuities, or ruptures of dominant grand ...

Cultural History in France Local Debates, Global Perspectives

Cultural History in France: Local Debates, Global Perspectives

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Edited By Evelyne Cohen, Anaïs Fléchet, Pascale Gœtschel, Laurent Martin, Pascal Ory
July 02, 2019

This volume, which gathers contributions presented at the annual conferences of l'Association pour le développement de l'histoire culturelle (ADHC), questions the subjects and boundaries of cultural history in France – with regard to neighboring approaches such as cultural studies, media studies, ...

Humour in the Arts New Perspectives

Humour in the Arts: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Vivienne Westbrook, Shun-liang Chao
August 10, 2018

This collection demonstrates the usefulness of approaching texts—verbal, visual and aural—through a framework of humour. Contributors offer in-depth discussions of humour in the West within a wider cultural historical context to achieve a coherent, chronological sense of how humour proceeds from ...

Excavating Modernity Physical, Temporal and Psychological Strata in Literature, 1900-1930

Excavating Modernity: Physical, Temporal and Psychological Strata in Literature, 1900-1930

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Edited By Eleanor Dobson, Gemma Banks
July 04, 2018

This book scrutinizes physical, temporal and psychological strata across early twentieth-century literature, focusing on geological and archaeological tropes and conceptions of the stratified psyche. The essays explore psychological perceptions, from practices of envisioning that mimic looking at a...

Philosophies of Multiculturalism Beyond Liberalism

Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism

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Edited By Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Marko Simendic
September 14, 2016

This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies. It puts together perspectives that have been largely neglected as valid normative ways to address the...

A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

1st Edition

By Anthony Ashbolt
January 20, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores the development of a regional culture of radicalism in the Bay Area, one that underpinned...

A History of Emotions, 1200–1800

A History of Emotions, 1200–1800

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By Jonas Liliequist
January 20, 2016

The essays in this collection examine emotional responses to art and music, the role of emotions in contemporary notions of gender and sexuality and theoretical questions as to their use....

Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century

Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century

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By Marjo Kaartinen
January 20, 2016

Early modern physicians and surgeons tried desperately to understand breast cancer, testing new medicines and radically improving operating techniques. In this study, the first of its kind, Kaartinen explores the emotional responses of patients and their families to the disease in the long ...

Crime and the Fascist State, 1850–1940

Crime and the Fascist State, 1850–1940

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By Tiago Pires Marques
January 20, 2016

By studying the development of Italy's penal system, Pires Marques provides valuable insights into the wider political culture of European society. Focusing on the rise of fascism in Spain and Portugal as well as Italy, he examines the role of religious, economic and political factors in the making...

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