This forum is part of the Special Collection 'Sound and Modernity'
Sound ‘does’ things to places, to people and to time: it can affect change. This collection focuses specifically on the role sound has played as an agent of modernity. How were sound and music used as the material of modernization, how did they help create group identities, how were they mobilized in asserting power?
The essays in this special issue show what historians can contribute to the emerging field of environmental humanities. They focus on the interplay between natures and nations.
This special issue draws attention to the global dimensions of Counter-Enlightened thought. Did a ‘Counter-Enlightened international’ exist? Can we draw parallels between manifestations of a Counter-Enlightenment in different parts of the world?
This special issue explores the relations between life writing and Europe.
This special issue contributes to the ongoing discourse on the forging of the ‘American Century’ bringing together American and European scholars to revisit the time between the entrance of the US into WWII and the era of the European Reconstruction.
This special issue explores the materiality of politics in Cold War Europe. The contributions to this issue focus on physical objects, spaces, and bodies.
This special issue focuses on the formal and informal exchange of documentary photography between Eastern and Western Cold War Europe (1949-1991).
Reference cultures are cultural entities that are perceived, across both time and space, as robust and stable role models for other cultures or 'cultural constellations'. The articles clarify the nature of reference cultures by demonstrating how they are created, replicated, altered and challenged.
This special collection reflects on debates on twentieth-century Chinese modernities. What 'modernity' means for China is highly contested.
This special collection analyses the relationship between state, citizen and dwelling.
This special collection focuses on the conceptual and practical considerations of internal colonisation (and internal colonialism) in a range of locales and periods.
This special collection identifies and evaluates contemporary trends in the humanities.
This special collection highlights media in relation to modernisation. The authors generally see modernisation as a series of transitions that take place at different speeds.
This special issue brings together research from art historians to discuss the intertwining of “Politics and the Arts”. It presents case studies that investigate the relationship between artworks and politics in the period between 1850 and 1914.