Contributions to the History of Concepts

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Editor: Sinai Rusinek, Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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 Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

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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Subjects: History, Linguistics


Current Issue

Summer 2015, Volume 10(1)


Ferdinand and the Sultan: The Metaphor of the Turk and the Crisis of the Spanish Monarchy in the Early Nineteenth Century
Juan Luis Simal and Darina Martykánová

Is It Scripture or Not? On Moments of Conceptual Tertium Datur
Ralph Weber

Innovation: A Study in the Rehabilitation of a Concept
Benoît Godin

Contradictory Concepts: An Essay on the Semantic Structure of Religious Discourses
Lucian Hölscher

Immunity: A Conceptual Analysis for France and Romania
Ciprian Negoiţă


The Many Faces of Erbe
A Review of Stefan Willer, Sigrid Weigel, and Bernhard Jussen, eds., Erbe: Übertragungskonzepte zwischen Natur und Kultur [Heritage/inheritance between nature and culture]
Jan Surman

A New Political History of Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Chile
A Review of Ana María Stuven and Gabriel Cid, Debates republicanos en Chile: Siglo XIX [Republican debates in Chile: Nineteenth century], Vol. 1
Gabriel Entin

Politics in the Language of Medical Doctors
A Review of Tobias Weidner, Die unpolitische Profession: Deutsche Mediziner im langen 19. Jahrhundert [The unpolitical profession: German medical doctors in the long 19th century]
Kari Palonen

The Two Kosellecks—and Why the Twain Shall Meet
A Review of Hubert Locher and Adriana Markantonatos, eds., Reinhart Koselleck und die politische Ikonologie [Reinhart Koselleck and political iconology]
Imke Rajamani