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Social history

Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived experience of the past. In its "golden age" it was a major growth field in the 1960s and 1970s among scholars, and still is well represented in history departments in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, and the United States. In the two decades from 1975 to 1995, the proportion of professors of history in American universities identifying with social history rose from 31% to 41%, while the proportion of political historians fell from 40% to 30%. In the history departments of British and Irish universities in 2014, of the 3410 faculty members reporting, 878 (26%) identified themselves with social history while political history came next with 841 (25%).

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
36,911
Prior Five Years
4,105
Total Citations
Lifetime
107,198
Prior Five Years
2,574
Total Scholars
Lifetime
10,790
Prior Five Years
6,716

Institutional Rankings

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#1
United Kingdom
#1
Australia
N/A
#2
Netherlands
#2
Netherlands
#3
United Kingdom
#3
United Kingdom
#4
United States
#4
Finland
#5
United States
#5
Germany
#6
United States
#6
United Kingdom
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
United States
#8
United States
#9
United States
#9
Netherlands
#10
Albania
#10
United Kingdom
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