Journal and blog: History of the Human Sciences

The journal History of the Human Sciences could be of interest to H-Madness readers. It is a long running journal with an online blog featuring open access book reviews, author interviews, conference reports and editorials.
Recent posts include interviews with Dr Marcia Holmes on brainwashing, cybernetics and Cold War film; and Jacey L. Young on her special issue co-edited with Michael Petit on ‘Psychology and its Publics’.
The journal itself has also recently updated its mission statement and guidance for authors:
“History of Human Sciences is an interdisciplinary journal, founded in 1988, which publishes research and reviews that address problematics in the history of the human sciences. Our authors write as humanities scholars, social scientists and life scientists – and frequently cross between these epistemological domains.  We are especially interested in research that reflexively examines its own historical origins and interdisciplinary influences in an effort to review current practices and disciplinary assumptions, and to develop new research directions.

In the last quarter century, at least, the terrain of the humanities, social sciences, psychological and biological sciences has undergone significant transformation. Scholars are critically examining their traditional assumptions and preoccupations about human beings, societies, life, reason, animals, and minds, in light of developments and methodological transformations that cut across disciplinary boundaries. In light of this, we are interested not only in covering the history of established human sciences (including sociology, psychology, psychoanalysis, the neurosciences, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, and law), but exploring those of more recent ‘interdisciplines’ (such as the cognitive humanities, digital humanities, medical humanities, and all those fields prefaced with ‘neuro-‘). Submissions that consider the methodological, epistemological and/or genealogical relations between more than one of the human sciences are particularly welcome”.



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