Contributions to the History of Concepts

Editors: Jani Marjanen, University of Helsinki, Jan Ifversen, University of Aarhus, Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Development


Postponement of the 23rd HCG Conference on Global Modernity. Emotions, Temporalities and Concepts

Unfortunately the conference, which we had originally planned for September 2020, and then for February 2021 has once again had to be postponed. All the papers and panels which were already accepted retain their status. Please just inform us whether you would still be interested in presenting at the new date. We expect, however, that there will be free slots and therefore also invite new applications until September 1, 2020. Please see below Call for Papers for the details.


Subjects: history of ideas, history of ideology, intellectual history, linguistics, political science, political theory


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Call for Papers: The 23rd International Conference on the History of Concepts: Global Modernity. Emotions, Temporalities and Concepts (updated)


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Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 15 (2020): Issue 1 (Jun 2020)

Contributions to the History of Concepts
Volume 15, Issue 2 (Winter 2020)

ARTICLES
Fiery Streams of Lava, Frozen into Memory. Many Farewells to War: Memories that Are Not Interchangeable
Reinhart Koselleck, translated by Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

Dealing with an Ocean of Meaninglessness: Reinhart Koselleck's Lava Memories and Conceptual History
Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

Beyond Metaphor: Corporeal Sociability and the Language of Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France
Joseph D. Bryan 

Le moment Lamennais: Modern Slavery and the Re-description of People (and Democracy) in Spain and Chile
Gonzalo Capellan

Voluntarism: 150 Years of Normative Counter Concepts. The Danish Moral Elite’s Articulation of Promises of Proximity from “Right” to “Left”
Anders Sevelsted

Time and Space in Time and Space: Mapping the Conceptual History of Mental Maps and Historical Consciousness
Janne Holmén

REVIEWS
The Environment as an Umbrella Concept
A review of Paul Warde, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sörlin, The Environment: A History of the Idea 
Risto-Matti Matero

From Word to Historical Concept: Resignifying Revolution in the Iberian American and North Atlantic Territories
A review of Fabio Wasserman, ed., El mundo en movimiento: El concepto de revolución en Iberoamérica y el Atlántico norte (siglos XVII–XX) [The world in motion: The concept of revolution in Iberian America and the North Atlantic (seventeenth–twentieth centuries)]
Alejandro Pautasso

Volume 15 / 2020, 2 issues per volume (summer, winter)

Aims & Scope

Contributions to the History of Concepts is the international peer-reviewed journal of the History of Concepts Group (formerly HPSCG). It is hosted and sponsored by the University of Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History.

The journal serves as a platform for theoretical and methodological articles as well as empirical studies on the history of concepts and their social, political, and cultural contexts. It aims to promote the dialogue between the history of concepts and other disciplines, such as intellectual history, history of knowledge and science, linguistics, translation studies, history of political thought and discourse analysis.


Indexing/Abstracting

Contributions to the History of Concepts is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)
  • Current Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Emering Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • TOC Premier Table of Contents (EBSCO)

Editors: Jani Marjanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jan Ifversen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Development, Germany

Reviews Editors:  Rieke Trimçev, University of Griefswald, Germany and Gabriel Entin, CONICET / Centro de Historia Intelectual-UNQ, Argentina
Managing Editor: Ilana Brown
Social Media Editors: Frederik Schröer, Max Planck Institute of Human Development, Germany and Lucas Wodzicki, Freie Universtät Berlin, Germany

Editorial Assistant: Yonatan Livneh, Hebrew University of Israel

Editorial Board:
Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hans Erich Bödeker, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
Pim den Boer, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Martin J. Burke, City University of New York, USA
Sebastian Conrad, Freie Universtät, Germany
João Feres, Jr., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Neil Foxlee, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Michael Freeden, University of Oxford, UK
Jacques Guilhaumou, CNRS, France
Young-Sun Ha, Seoul National University, South Korea
Iain Hampsher-Monk, University of Exeter, UK
Lucian Hölscher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Uffe Jakobsen, University of Greenland
Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo, Norway
Jörn Leonhard, Universität Freiburg, Germany
Rochona Majumdar, University of Chicago, USA
Diana Mishkova, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, Bulgaria
Raymonde Monnier, CNRS, France
Gabriel Motzkin, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel
Niklas Olsen, University of Copenhagen, Saxo Institute, Denmark
Kari Palonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Elias José Palti, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Melvin Richter,  City University of New York, Emeritus, USA
Sinai Rusinek, JPRESS, Haifa University, and Bar Ilan University, Israel
Javier Fernández Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Quentin Skinner,  Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Koen Stapelbroek, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Willibald Steinmetz, Universität Bielefeld, Germany 
Henrik Stenius, University of Helsinki, Finland
Wyger Velema, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Contributions to the History of Concepts is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that serves as a platform for theoretical and methodological articles as well as empirical studies on the history of concepts and their social, political, and cultural contexts. The editorial board welcomes contributions. Authors should submit articles as word attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files, along with complete contact information to historyofconcepts@gmail.com.

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It is a condition of publication in Contributions that authors grant an exclusive license to the journal. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain print and online permission to quote material from third-party sources and to cover any costs incurred in securing these rights. The editors should be alerted at the earliest opportunity as to any difficulty in securing these third-party rights.

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in Contributions to the History of Concepts (CHOC) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete CHOC ethics statement.

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The History of Concepts Group

The History of Concepts Group (HCG) was established at a meeting at the Finnish Institute in London in 1998. The purpose of the group was to bring together scholars interested in the study of political and social concepts. The HCG relies on a variety of approaches to the history of ideas and concepts that emerged in the 1960s and as part of a paradigm shift later named the linguistic turn.

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European Conceptual History

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Editors:

Michael Freeden, University of Oxford
Diana Mishkova, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
Javier Fernández-Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao
Willibald Steinmetz, University of Bielefeld
Henrik Stenius, University of Helsinki

The transformation of social and political concepts is central to understanding the histories of societies. This series focuses on the notable values and terminology that have developed throughout European history, exploring key concepts such as parliamentarianism, democracy, civilization, and liberalism to illuminate a vocabulary that has helped to shape the modern world.