Welcome to the Journal of History and Cultures (JHAC) – a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to pioneering new research in history and cultures. Drawing on the latest historical, cultural, political, social, and theoretical analytical research, JHAC’s overarching purpose is to foster lively and productive academic debate.

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1. The Conversion of the North: Regional Antiquarianism and the Negotiation of Allegiances in Early Modern England
Lauren Horn Griffin 
(University of Oklahoma)

2. ‘Outside Scope’: The Inefficacy of Britain’s Early Race Relations Acts
Beth Hunt (SOAS, University of London)



Donnacha Seán Lucy: The End of the Irish Poor Law? Welfare and Healthcare Reform in Revolutionary and Independent Ireland
Nicola Blacklaws (University of Leicester)

Catherine E. Kelly: Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America
Alexi Garrett (University of Virginia)

Alicia Simpson (ed.): Byzantium, 1180-1204: ‘The Sad Quarter of a Century’?
Elie de Rosen (University of Birmingham)

Eleanor Rosamund: Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas
Daniel White (University College London)