Cultural & Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society was launched in 2004 as the journal of the Social History Society and is today published by Routledge. Its title is designed to reflect recent shifts in the discipline of history in the wake of the cultural turn.

It seeks to move the discipline beyond the limits of both cultural and social history as traditionally approached by emphasising the ways in which the social and the cultural are mutually informing and constitutive.

An appreciation of the constellation of cultural forces that confer meaning on the lives of historical actors is necessary if we are more fully to understand the social experience of individuals and groups in the past. Similarly, culture is understood not as an entity distinct from society, but as a product of social practice, and therefore at the heart of society itself.

Today Cultural and Social History is published five times a year by Routledge, edited by Barry DoyleVandana Joshi and David Nash, with Kelly Boyd as Reviews Editor.


SHS members can read CASH by clicking here, along with two other Routledge e-journals:
History of Retailing and Consumption and Social History.

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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