About HSSH

Histoire sociale / Social History is a leading publication of socio-historical research internationally. The journal is interested in the study of all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions.

Recent issues of Histoire Sociale / Social History are available in print and online to subscribers via Project Muse and on our website.  The journal’s Open Access content, available on the OJS platform, is subject to a one year embargo. 

Journal History

Founded in 1968, Histoire sociale / Social History has become a leading publication of socio-historical research. The journal includes articles, research notes, book reviews, and other submissions that contribute to social history in Canada and abroad. The journal is interested in all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions. The journal gives priority to studies that explicitly integrate different sub-fields of social history and are innovative in sources, method, or interpretation.

In past years, Histoire sociale / Social History has published special, supplemental issues on “The History of Tourism in Canada” (no. 99, June 2016) and “Canada and the Great War: 100 years on” (no. 94, June 2014) in addition to regularly publishing  themed sections on specific topics such as “Women and Work in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries” (no. 101, May 2017), “Documenting Migration and Transnationalism” (no. 96, May 2015),  “Spectacle, Monument, and Memory” (no. 58, Nov. 1996), “Social History and Postmodern and Poscolonial Theory” (no. 65, May 2000), “Women and Business in 18th and 19th Century Western Europe” (no. 68, November 2001), “National identities” (no. 77, May 2006), “Women and Emigration to North America” (no. 80, November 2007), “Deinstitutionalization in Canada” (no. 88, November 2011), and “Global Football” (no. 90, November 2012). These special issues are designed to complement our regular publication of submissions by Canadian and foreign scholars. The journal also contains a lengthy section of book reviews that provides a critical look at the most recent sociohistorical productions.

Founded by historians from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Histoire sociale/Social History benefits today from the collaboration of colleagues from the University of Ottawa and York University. The journal is published twice yearly, in May and November, with the financial assistance of the University of Ottawa, York University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Editorial Team

Codirecteurs / Codirectors

  • Dr. Serge Durflinger, Université D’Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr. Kathryn McPherson, York University, Canada

Responsables des articles / Editors

  • Dr. Jennifer Stephen, York University, Canada
  • Dr. Carolyn Podruchny, York University, Canada
  • Dr. Magda Fahrni, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Responsables des comptes rendus / Book Review Editors

  • Dr. Forrest Pass, Musées de la ville d’Ottawa | City of Ottawa Museums, Canada
  • Dr. Jean-François Lozier, Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Trésorière / Treasurer

  • Dr. Béatrice Craig, Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Comité consultatif / Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Marise Bachand, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Dr. Louise Bienvenue, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Dr. Brian Gettler, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Steven High, Concordia University, Canada
  • Dr. Royden Loewen, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Dr. Jeffrey L. McNairn, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Dr. Ollivier Hubert, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Dr. Anthony Steinhoff, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Dr. Laurent Turcot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Dr. Dirk Hoerder, Universität Salzburg, Austria
  • Dr. Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Dr. John G Reid, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • Dr. Mercedes Prieto, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador
  • Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Dr. Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr. Serge Jaumain, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Dr. Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Garneau, Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Karen Flynn, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, Canada
  • Dr. Gerhard Ens, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Audra A Diptee, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr. Gordon Darroch, York University, Canada
  • Dr. Colin M Coates, York University, Canada
  • Dr. Keith Thor Carlson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Directeur de la rédaction / Managing Editor

  • Dr. Emmanuel Hogg

Adjoint / Assistant

  • Guy Dondo

Stagiaire / Intern

  • Tim McKay

Policies

Focus and Scope

Social History publishes articles, research notes, book reviews, and other submissions that contribute to social history in Canada and elsewhere. The journal is interested in all types of social phenomena, whether cultural, political, economic, or demographic, without methodological, temporal, or geographic restrictions. The journal gives priority to studies that explicitly integrate different sub-fields of social history and are innovative in source, method, or interpretation. The content of articles and book reviews is the responsibility of the authors alone.

Review Guidelines

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The quality and originality of the research and arguments
  • The quality of the presentation, argumentation and writing
  • The suitability of the submission for publication in Histoire sociale / Social History

Peer Review Process

The submission will be transmited to the co-editors for an initial reading before being sent out for external review. Papers are normally reviewed by at least two external scholars, experts in the particular topic area. The evaluation process takes four months on average. 

Delayed Open Access

The back issues of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 months after an issue is published.

 

Journal Sponsorship

Publisher

Les Publications Histoire sociale / Social History Inc.

Sources of Support