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Issue 75/3-4 Self-Portrait of a Journal

This double issue is a reflection on the Annales’ intellectual and editorial evolutions over the last thirty years. The product of a long collective endeavor by the editorial board, it consists of five main parts. The first seeks to present the scholarly project of the Annales in their current incarnation and to evaluate its recent inflections: the renewal of links between history and social science, new approaches to documentation, the relation between history and literature, the challenge of global history, and an attention to the “past in the present.” The second section traces the institutional and intellectual shifts that have been propelled by the Annales, and sometimes imposed upon them, including the relation of the journal to the institutions that host it, the work of the editorial board and the publication process, the vast upheavals caused by the digitization and internationalization of research, and the production of a bilingual edition. The third part consists of reflections on the intellectual evolution of the Annales by colleagues outside France, many involved in major international history journals. This is followed by a reedition of all the editorial texts published in the Annales since their foundation in 1929, brought together in one place for the first time. Finally, a series texts written by members of the board takes the place of the “book reviews” section to consider key works of history, literature, and social science published over the last thirty years. 

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La revue en ligne :

Cambridge Core


Bureaux A713, 715 et 717

2 Cours des Humanités

Campus Condorcet

93300 Aubervilliers