Historical Social Research

Current Supplement: Janssen (Ed.): HSR Journal, 2004-2014

HSR Suppl. 26 (2014):
Supplement: HSR Journal, 2004-2014

Philip Jost Janssen (Ed.): Historical Social Research: An International Journal for the Application of Formal Methods to History. Retrospective, 2004-2014.

Historical Social Research (HSR) is an international scientific journal for the application of formal methods in history – it has been published since 1976. The journal is highly acknowledged for its quality and relevance for the scientific community, and is therefore registered by various digital information services. Thus, the journal is, among others, to be found on SocINDEX with Full Text, JSTOR, and on the Social Science Citation Index.

With the journal being in its 40th year of existence, one could split the journal’s history into three phases: First, the constitutional period (1976-1988), then, second, the establishing period (1988-2000). The third period consists of the last 10-14 years. It may be characterized by processes of focusing, digitalization and internationalization, and it is this third period which is the subject of this Supplement. In a short overview, some developments with respect to the contents and some structural changes are highlighted; furthermore, some bibliometric analyses are presented. The second part of this issue presents brief information on all HSR Special Issues, Foci and Supplements from 2004 onwards. The third and most comprehensive part contains abstracts of all 671 HSR contributions from 2004 to 2014 inclusive and also an author index. In doing so, this Supplement provides a compact total picture of the journal’s history in the last 11 years.

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Suppl. 26 - Table of Contents & Abstracts

Suppl. 26 - Table of Contents & Abstracts

HSR-Retrospective, 2004-2014
  • Philip Jost Janssen: Historical Social Research: An International Journal for the Application of Formal Methods to History, 2004-2014. An Overview [Abstract]
  • HSR Special Issues – Foci – Supplements, 2004-2014 [Abstract]
  • HSR Abstracts & Author Index, 2004-2014 [Abstract]

Current Issue: 39.4 - Energy Crises

HSR Vol. 39 (2014) No. 4:
Special Issue: The Energy Crises of the 1970s.

Frank Bösch & Rüdiger Graf (Eds.): The Energy Crises of the 1970s. Anticipations and Reactions in the Industrialized World.

The oil crisis of 1973 has often been described as an essential caesura in the history of Western industrialized nations and even the world as a whole. Understanding the formation of energy policies as reactions to the anticipation of future energy situations, the articles in this volume challenge the common understanding of the first oil crisis as a global turning point. They do so by extending the perspective on the 1970s energy crises in three dimensions. First of all, they situate the first oil crisis within a longer time frame, often starting in the 1960s and then examining the second oil crisis at the end of 1979. Secondly, they focus not on oil alone, but integrate other sources of energy into the picture: coal, nuclear, and gas. This widened perspective accounts for the fact that “energy” emerged as a coherent field of knowledge and policy in the 1970s. Finally, this volume assumes an international perspective including studies on Western as well as on socialist countries. Thereby it positions the energy crises within the history of the Cold War and asks how “global” the transnational flow of oil and the oil crises truly were.

Furthermore, this HSR contains a Mixed Issue.

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39.4 - Table of Contents & Abstracts

39.4 - Table of Contents & Abstracts

Special Issue: The Energy Crises of the 1970s
  • Frank Bösch & Rüdiger Graf: Reacting to Anticipations: Energy Crises and Energy Policy in the 1970s. An Introduction. [Abstract]
  • Robert D. Lifset: A New Understanding of the American Energy Crisis of the 1970s. [Abstract]
  • Rüdiger Graf: Claiming Sovereignty in the Oil Crisis. “Project Independence” and Global Interdependence in the United States, 1973/74. [Abstract]
  • Nuno Madureira: Waiting for the Energy Crisis: Europe and the US on the Eve of the First Oil Shock. [Abstract]
  • Mogens Rüdiger: The 1973 Oil Crisis and the Designing of a Danish Energy Policy. [Abstract]
  • Jeronim Perović & Dunja Krempin: “The Key is in Our Hands:” Soviet Energy Strategy during Détente and the Global Oil Crises of the 1970s. [Abstract]
  • Elisabetta Bini: A Transatlantic Shock: Italy’s Energy Policies between the Mediterranean and the EEC, 1967-1974. [Abstract]
  • Frank Bösch: Energy Diplomacy: West Germany, the Soviet Union and the Oil Crises of the 1970s. [Abstract]
  • David S. Painter: Oil and Geopolitics: The Oil Crises of the 1970s and the Cold War. [Abstract]
  • Henning Türk: The Oil Crisis of 1973 as a Challenge to Multilateral Energy Cooperation among Western Industrialized Countries. [Abstract]
  • André Steiner: “Common Sense is Necessary.” East German Reactions to the Oil Crises of the 1970s. [Abstract]
  • Christian Marx: Failed Solutions to the Energy Crises: Nuclear Power, Coal Conversion, and the Chemical Industry in West Germany since the 1960s. [Abstract]
  • Jonathan Kuiken: Caught in Transition: Britain’s Oil Policy in the Face of Impending Crisis, 1967-1973. [Abstract]
Mixed Issue
  • Admire Chereni: A Methodological Approach and Conceptual Tools for Studying Migrant Belongings in African Cities: A Case of Zimbabweans in Johannesburg. [Abstract]
  • Michael Zängle: Trends in Papal Communication: A Content Analysis of Encyclicals, from Leo XIII to Pope Francis. [Abstract]