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The autumn newsletter

The latest newsletter contains the call for papers for the 2023 ISCH conference in Singapore, news about the latest ISCH publications, as well as other news and calls in the field of cultural history. See the newsletter here. You can subscribe to the bi-annual newsletter here:

Call for Papers for 2023 ISCH Conference ‘Cultural Histories of Empire’, 19-22 June, Singapore

Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2022 Empire has been a persistent form of human organization and one of the primary mechanisms for the dispersion of cultural forms. Some of the earliest known empires include the great imperial formations in Mesopotamia in the second millennium BCE and in Persia and around the Mediterranean in the first…

The new issue of the Cultural History journal

The new issue (11.2) of the Cultural History journal has been published. This is a themed issue titled ‘Cultural History and Heritage in Chinese Theme Parks‘ and edited by Florian Freitag and Chang Liu. Abstract: “Globally, one of the most significant trends in theme park development over the past decade has been the increasing focus…

The winner of the ISCH Essay Prize 2022

Last week, the winner of the ISCH Essay Prize was announced at the Verona conference. The winner is Marika Ahonen from the University of Turku, with the essay titled ‘Sirens, Narrative Ethics, and Christina Rosenvinge’s Mi Vida Bajo el Agua’. Congratulations Marika! The essay will be published in a future issue of the Cultural History…

The South African Journal of Cultural History is looking for peer reviewers and members in its editorial advisory board

The journal (the South African Journal of Cultural History) of our partners (the South African Society for Cultural History) is looking for international members for its editorial advisory board, as well as peer reviewers. Members of the ISCH who would be interested in being included in the International Editorial Advisory Committee of the SAJCH, may…

Summer newsletter

The latest newsletter of the ISCH contains some interesting news and calls in the field of cultural history, as well as ISCH-related news such as the preparations for the upcoming conference in Verona in August. See the newsletter here.

Partnership between the ISCH and the South African Society for Cultural History

Starting from 2022, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) and the South African Society for Cultural History (SASCH) have entered into partnership. This means that we cooperate by promoting each other’s events and publications, for example. SASCH is an academic society, established in 1982, with the purpose of promoting Cultural History as a discipline…

The new issue of the Cultural History journal

The newest issue (11.1 April 2022) of Cultural History, the society’s bi-annual journal, is out. It includes the following articles: Kimberley Monteyne: ‘Idealized Bodies and the Visual Turn after the First World War: American Children’s Public Health Campaigns’ Bertel Nygaard: ‘Mediating Rock and Roll: Tommy Steele in Denmark, 1957–8’ Aishwarya Ramachandran and Patricia Vertinsky: ‘Speaking…

CfP ISCH 2022 conference in Verona

CALL FOR PAPERS Cultures of Belief and Unbelief 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History 2–5 August 2022 University of Verona, Italy   The International Society for Cultural History invites paper and panel proposals for its 2022 annual conference on Cultures of Belief and Unbelief. The conference will be held in Verona,…

A new publication in the book series

The ISCH book series, Studies for the International Society for Cultural History, has a new title: Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror. Mediations Through Migrations, edited by Susanne Korbel and Philipp Strobl. “The book investigates and compares the role of artistic and academic refugees from National Socialism acting as…

Sad news

The Committee and the members of the International Society for Cultural History are sad to announce the death of Gabriella Valera Gruber, one of its founding members, who passed away on 1 February 2021 at the age of 74. Gabriella was a scholar in the history of historiography with a special interest in theory who…

ISCH Essay Prize 2020

ISCH Essay Prize Competition 2020 for Cultural Historians CfP ISCH Essay Prize 2020 In order to support cultural historical research and encourage scholars in their early career, the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) offers an essay prize that will be awarded each year to the best article on cultural history. The ISCH Prize in…

ISCH Annual Conference

Call for Papers for 2023 ISCH Conference ‘Cultural Histories of Empire’, 19-22 June, Singapore

Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2022 Empire has been a persistent form of human organization and one of the primary mechanisms for the dispersion of cultural forms. Some of the earliest known empires include the great imperial formations in Mesopotamia in the second millennium BCE and in Persia and around the Mediterranean in the first…

CfP ISCH 2022 conference in Verona

CALL FOR PAPERS Cultures of Belief and Unbelief 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History 2–5 August 2022 University of Verona, Italy   The International Society for Cultural History invites paper and panel proposals for its 2022 annual conference on Cultures of Belief and Unbelief. The conference will be held in Verona,…

ISCH Online Conference 2021

We would like to invite you to our first online conference! 2-3 September 2021 (13:00-18:00 GMT+1) Cultures of Participation and Belonging Keynotes: Nicholas Terpstra (Toronto), Insiders, Outsiders, and …: Being Ambivalent in the Early Modern World Panikos Panayi (Leicester), London: Global City of Migration and Panels on Language and Narratives of Belonging Roots of Cultural History…

CfP ISCH Conference 2020

CfP – International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) Conference University of Mainz, Germany 16. – 19. September 2020 “Cultures of Participation and Belonging.” DEADLINE: 15. January 2020 Confirmed keynote speakers: Panikos Panayi (School of Humanities, De Montfort University Leicester); Nicholas Terpstra (Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto) The International Society for Cultural History invites…

Extended Call for Papers – ISCH 2016

At the request of potential delegates, the deadline for proposal is extended as follows: applications received by 31 December 2015 will obtain a reply by 31 January 2016 applications received between 1-15 January 2016 will obtain a reply by 15 February 2016 Please note that: the ISCH encourages the consideration of the interplay between gender…

Call for Papers – ISCH Annual Conference 2016

Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History Trieste, Italy, 18-22 July 2016 Gender and Generations: Spaces, times and relationships in cultural-historical perspective The next annual conference of the International Society for Cultural History will be held in Trieste, Italy, from 18 to 22 July 2016. The conference will be open to host papers…

Second Call for Papers – Extended Submission Period | ISCH Annual Conference 2015

TIME AND CULTURE Our thanks to all of those who have already submitted proposals for the ISCH Annual Conference 2015. We received several requests for more time. By popular demand, we’re extending the Call for Papers for additional four weeks, by 10th January 2015. Proposals submitted before December 11 will receive a decision by Jan. 15,…

ISCH Conference Programme 2014

Dear delegates ISCH is delighted to announce that the abstract booklet and the programme for the 2014 annual conference, which will take place in Johannesburg (24 – 27 November 2014), has been published. [wpdm_file id=8] [wpdm_file id=9] If you have any questions regarding the conference programme, please contact Laurence Shee at: ischcongress2014@culthist.org. We look forward to…