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 Back to Sheldon: Barbara Honeyman Heath as the New ‘Doyenne of Somatotyping’’
  • Björn Billing: ‘The People’s Dinosaur’: How Dippy became British Heritage

In this issue, you can also read Anna Brunton’s article ‘‘Still may these Attic Glories Reign’: How Eighteenth-Century Whig Taste was Shaped by a Political Metaphor’ that won the ISCH Essay Prize in 2020.

The reviewed books are Alana Harris (ed.), The Schism of ’68: Catholic Contraception and ‘Humanae Vitae’ in Europe, 1945–1975; Vincent L. Stephens, Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music; Michelle Faubert, Granville Sharp’s Uncovered Letter and the Zong Massacre; Evy Johanne Håland, Greek Festivals, Modern and Ancient: A Comparison of Female and Male Values; Hilary Hinds, A Cultural History of Twin Beds.

Cultural History journal promotes the work and aims of the International Society for Cultural History, which was founded in 2008. It generates discussion and debate on the nature of cultural history and current trends, and advances theoretical and methodological issues relating to the field. Cultural History promotes new and innovative questions about the past, and invites contributions from both advanced and junior scholars. Annual membership of the ISCH includes two online issues of the journal. For more information about the journal, see here.