About Bloomsbury Cultural History

"Original and beautifully designed, Bloomsbury Cultural History shows promise as a one-stop shop for cultural history reference surveys" -- Library Journal

Bloomsbury Cultural History is an extraordinary, fully cross-searchable digital resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity. Thanks to its interdisciplinary nature and ever-expanding collections, this unique digital reference tool promises to be an essential resource on many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.

With exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury’s cutting-edge Cultural Histories series as well as an extensive e-book collection, image partnerships with the Wellcome Collection and supporting features like lesson plans and an interactive timeline, it has never been easier for students and scholars alike to explore the cultural worlds that have shaped our own.

Content Highlights

The Cultural Histories Series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.

Subjects will include*:

*Works already on Bloomsbury Cultural History are shown in orange, others are forthcoming.

Bloomsbury Cultural History is comprised of yearly collections. Please see the What's Included page for what's included in each collection.

Coming Soon

  • Specially curated pedagogical resources to assist learning including lesson plans with links to live online content
  • Additional image collections from partner institutions
  • Cutting-edge new research to ensure Bloomsbury Cultural History remains an ever-expanding and relevant resource