Historical Social Research


The history of Historical Social Research (HSR) journal is closely linked to QUANTUM.

QUANTUM e.V. – the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Quantifizierung und Methoden in der historisch-sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung e.V.“ – was founded in 1975, and in 1976, it brought into being/initiated its own publication organ: the HSR. Since 1976, the journal initially has been published as a QUANTUM association’s newsletter called “Quantum Information”. Since 1979, it is published under its current title. Being the official journal of the QUANTUM association and the International Commission INTERQUANT the HSR at first functioned as an international head medium for the scientific application of computerized statistical methods for the analysis of historical data. Meanwhile extended, the HSR considers itself an international journal for the application of formal methods for the description and analysis of historical events, structures, and processes.

Managing committee of QUANTUM:

  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Heinz Schröder
  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Best
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Sahle
  • Dr. Philip Jost Janssen
  • Sandra Schulz M.A.