Our peer-reviewed journal, Cultural & Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society, was launched in 2004 and is published by Routledge.

It has established itself as a leading space for dialogue between social and cultural historians in the wake of the cultural turn. The journal aims to advance the discipline by emphasising that ‘the social’ and ‘the cultural’ are mutually informing and constitutive.

The ‘&’ in our title is important. It signifies an understanding that cultural forces confer meaning and that an appreciation of these forces can help us to better understand the social experience of individuals and groups in the past. Similarly, it represents our understanding of culture as a product of social practice and therefore something that is at the heart of society itself.

The journal is currently published five times a year. It is edited by Vandana Joshi (University of Delhi), David Nash (Oxford Brookes University) and Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck), with Kelly Boyd (Institute of Historical Research) as Reviews Editor.

Membership of the SHS includes free access to the journal, along with two other Routledge e-journals (History of Retailing and Consumption and Social History).

SHS Members can access CaSH here

We are delighted that many authors also choose to write blogs for our Research Exchange.

Read Research Exchange blog posts by CaSH authors


Cultural and Social History is listed in numerous leading indexing services:

  • America: History of Life
  • Australian Research Council 2010 rankings – Grade A
  • British Humanities Index
  • Historical Abstracts
  • IBR International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • IBZ International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ISI Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • PAIS Public Affairs Information Service International
  • Scopus
  • Social Science Abstracts


In addition to the journal’s team of editors, Cultural & Social History has many leading scholars on its editorial board and international advisory board.

Editorial Board

  • Padma Anagol, Cardiff University, UK
  • John Arnold, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Kate Bradley, University of Kent, UK
  • Malcom Chase, University of Leeds, UK
  • David Hopkin, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK
  • Colin Jones, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Anthony McElligott, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Ulinka Rublack, Cambridge University, UK
  • Donald Spaeth, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Penny Summerfield, University of Manchester, UK
  • Pat Thane, King’s College London, UK
  • Chris Waters, Williams College Massachusetts, USA
  • Mark Williams, Cardiff University, UK
  • Phil Withington, University of Sheffield, UK

Advisory Board

  • Gadi Algazi, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Clare Anderson, University of Leicester, UK
  • Guy Beiner, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Judith Bennett, University of Southern California, USA
  • John Brewer, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jeffrey Brooks, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Franz Brueggemeier, Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
  • Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
  • Craig Clunas, University of Oxford, UK
  • Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University, USA
  • James W. Cook, University of Michigan, USA
  • Prasenjit Duara, University of Chicago, USA
  • Laura Lee Downs, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
  • Margot Finn, University of Warwick, UK
  • Irene Guenther, Marquette University, USA
  • Cynthia Herrup, University of Southern California, USA
  • Carla Hesse, University of Southern California, Berkeley, USA
  • Shigemi Inaga, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Japan
  • Eugene Irschick, University of Indiana, USA
  • Sarah Knott, University of Indiana, USA
  • Orvar Löfgren, Lund University, Sweden
  • Iain McCalman, Australian National University, Australia
  • Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Frank Mort, University of Manchester, UK
  • Hermann Roodenburg, Meertens Instituut, Netherlands
  • Judith Rowbotham, Independent Scholar, UK
  • Miri Rubin, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
  • Steve Smith, University of Essex, UK
  • Megan Vaughan, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Andy Wood, University of East Anglia, UK


Visit the journal on the publisher’s website.