International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity

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The International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity (HCM) offers a global perspective on modern culture and its history since 1750. The journal invites submissions on the theory as well as the historical practice and experience of modernity. How can history help to understand what it means to live in a modern world? From this vantage point HCM aims to take part in the international exchange on the cultural significance of modernity.

The journal particularly welcomes articles that take their lead from topical issues such as the rise of populism, the return of religion and humanity's relation to the natural environment. Manuscripts may deal with any subject at the crossroads of culture and history in any part of the world, ranging from daily life and media to transnational identity.

Volumes 1-7 of HCM have been published in Open Access. Due to problems in the editorial process, some articles in volumes 6 and 7 have the same page numbers. The Editors apologize for the inconvenience.

Open Access
HCM is a hybrid journal, which means it is a subscription journal that includes regular articles as well the option to publish in Open Access. The APCs (Article Publication Charges) for this journal are reduced to EUR 645 / USD 855 (excluding VAT if applicable) for CC-BY-NC-ND licenses. For more information, see our Open Access Policy page.
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Managing Editor
Devin Vartija, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Editorial Board
Iris Clever, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Joris van Eijnatten, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ed Jonker, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bodhisattva Kar, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Jeroen Koch, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Patrick Pasture, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Corey Ross, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Annette Vowinckel, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Advisory Board
Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
Jane Caplan, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Thomas Gaehtgens, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Wijnand Mijnhardt, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jürgen Osterhammel, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Siep Stuurman, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jay Winter, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA