The Intellectual History Review has been the journal of the ISIH since 2007 (when it replaced the Intellectual News). Published quarterly, it is a forum for the international intellectual history community, promoting the work and aims of the Society as well as the study of intellectual history more broadly.

As well as articles, the Intellectual History Review regularly publishes literature surveys, and essay reviews of current work in intellectual history and related historical areas. Like the Society as a whole, the journal construes ‘intellectual’ in the most inclusive and comprehensive sense, focusing primarily on intellectual history from the sixteenth century to the present. It publishes papers addressing the history of philosophy, religion, science, anthropology, psychology and the social sciences, and other relevant intellectual formations.

Articles which emphasise the grounding of intellectual work in social, cultural and historical context are encouraged. The journal also promotes historical reflection on the formation and development of intellectual history as a discipline and publishes studies which review the work and achievements of individual intellectual historians. It also features articles discussing methodological issues, as well as historiographical reflections on the relationship between intellectual history and cognate or competing historical perspectives such as cultural history, the history of ideas and the history of philosophy.


Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh)
James Lancaster (University of Queensland)
Richard Oosterhoff (University of Edinburgh)

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