Contributions to the History of Concepts

Contributions to the History of Concepts is the international peer-reviewed journal of the HCG - the History of Concepts Group (formerly, History of Political and Social Concepts Group - HPSCG). It is hosted and sponsored by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and published by Berghahn Journals.

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.

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Editorial Team

Editor: Sinai Rusinek

Book Reviews editors: Jani Marjanen and Rieke Schaefer
Managing editor : Ilana Brown
Editorial assistants: Yonatan Livneh and Roey Reichert
Associate editor: João Feres Jr.
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Editorial Board

Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley
Hans Erich Bödeker, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Pim den Boer, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Martin J. Burke, City University of New York
Michael Freeden, University of Oxford
Jacques Guilhaumou, CNRS
Iain Hampsher-Monk, University of Exeter
Lucian Hölscher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Jan Ifversen, Aarhus University
Uffe Jakobsen, University of Greenland
Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo
Jörn Leonhard, Universität Freiburg
Rochona Majumdar, University of Chicago
Raymonde Monnier, CNRS
Gabriel Motzkin, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Kari Palonen, University of Jyväskylä
Elias Palti, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Melvin Richter,  City University of New York, Emeritus
Javier Fernández Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco
Quentin Skinner,  Queen Mary, University of London
Willibald Steinmetz, Universität Bielefeld
Henrik Stenius, University of Helsinki
Wyger Velema, Universiteit van Amsterdam