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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 Carlà-Uhink: filippo.carla-uhink @

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Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945 A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers

Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers

1st Edition

By Jean-Guy Prevost, Jean-Pierre Beaud
January 20, 2016

Based around a number of illustrative case studies, this book charts the development of our modern-day reliance on statistics. Topics covered include scientific innovations, administrative issues and the use of numbers in politics. By looking at these aspects of statistics together, the authors are...

Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities

Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities

1st Edition

By Colin Divall
July 17, 2015

For the majority of us the opportunity to travel has never been greater, yet differences in mobility highlight inequalities that have wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes towards movement have evolved across generations, the case studies in this essay collection range from ...

McLuhan's Global Village Today Transatlantic Perspectives

McLuhan's Global Village Today: Transatlantic Perspectives

1st Edition

By Angela Krewani
July 17, 2015

Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan’s work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions....

A Cultural Study of Mary and the Annunciation From Luke to the Enlightenment

A Cultural Study of Mary and the Annunciation: From Luke to the Enlightenment

1st Edition

By Gary Waller
April 01, 2015

This book traces the history of the Annunciation, exploring the deep and lasting impact of the event on the Western imagination. Waller explores the Annunciation from its appearance in Luke’s Gospel, to its rise to prominence in religious doctrine and popular culture, and its gradual decline in ...

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