IRSH - Instructions for Book Reviewers

If you are interested in doing a book review for the International Review of Social History, please contact the staff and follow these instructions for book reviewers.

The International Review of Social History (IRSH) is one of the leading journals in the field of social history, in particular in the history of work, workers, and labour relations defined in the broadest possible sense.

This includes workers’ struggles, organizations, and associated social, cultural, and political movements, both in the modern and the early modern periods, and across periods. IRSH aims to be truly global in scope and emphasizes the need for a comparative perspective that acknowledges the interrelationship of historical change and the phenomena and factors underlying that change.

The journal is issued by the International Institute of Social History (IISH), and published four times a year by Cambridge University Press. Three issues are published in April, August, and December, with an annual special issue of commissioned essays on a current topic, also published in December. IRSH aims to cover a major part of the books published in the field of social and labour history in its book reviews and annotated bibliography sections.