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Contributions to the History of Concepts


Membership Information

THE HISTORY OF CONCEPTS GROUP

The History of Concepts Group (HCG) was established at a meeting at the Finnish Institute in London in 1998. The purpose of the group was to bring together scholars interested in the study of political and social concepts. The HCG relies on a variety of approaches to the history of ideas and concepts that emerged in the 1960s and as part of a paradigm shift later named the linguistic turn.

Starting 2013, membership will be managed by Berghahn Journals, who will collect dues on behalf of the HCG.

Individual HCG membership rate (Online Only): $65/£40/€50*
Student HCG membership rate (Online Only): $33/£20/€25*

* For Individual HCG membership rate (online w/ print added), please contact Berghahn Customer Service.
** Must provide a valid student ID with order.

Membership benefits of the HCG:

  • Individual members receive an online subscription to the HCG flagship journal Contributions to the History of Concepts.
  • HCG is an international association in which people from many countries and regions will participate through conferences and research presentations. By participating in the HCG, members can build an excellent network of personal contacts.
  • Members will receive regular information about relevant topics of interest.
  • Members will receive a 25% discount on all Berghahn Books publications.
     


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who do I contact if I have questions about the HCG?
Please contact Sami Syrjämäki by e-mail.

What do my HCG Membership benefits include?

  • Individual and student members receive an online subscription to Contributions to the History of Concepts featuring theoretical and methodological articles as well as empirical studies on the history of concepts and their social, political, and cultural contexts.
  • HCG is an international association in which people from many countries and regions will participate through conferences and research presentations. By participating in the HCG, members can build an excellent network of personal contacts.
  • Members will receive regular information about relevant topics of interest.
  • Members will receive a 25% discount on all Berghahn Books publications.

Is there a student rate?
Yes, as a registered student you are entitled to a reduced membership fee, which entitles you to the online edition of Contributions to the History of Concepts. You must provide a copy of a valid student ID.

How long does an HCG membership last?
An HCG membership lasts one year and runs on a calendar year basis. In practice, this means that if you join any time during the year, you will be enrolled for that full year (e.g., if you join in June 2015, your membership will run until the end of December 2015). However, if you join toward the end of the calendar year (i.e., in November or December) you will have the option of enrolling for the following year (e.g., 2016), but this means that you will not be entitled to membership benefits for that current year (e.g., 2015).

How do I receive the HCG flagship journal, Contributions to the History of Concepts?
When you become a member of the HCG, you will receive online access to the journal for each year of membership.

How do I access the online Contributions to the History of Concepts as part of my membership benefits?
Online access to Contributions to the History of Concepts is available to all current HCG members. You are required to provide an e-mail address, which will be used to access the journal online, here.

How do I join the HCG?
To join the HCG, please click here. (Please make sure to select your country from the drop-down list at the top.)

Alternatively, you can mail in your order form with check or credit card details to your nearest Berghahn distribution office (see Turpin contact details here).

Where can I get my receipt?
All members will automatically be mailed their receipt after their order is processed. If you have not received it, please contact Berghahn Customer Service for a receipt to be mailed or e-mailed to you.

If you join or renew online, you will also receive an e-mail notification.

May I make my HCG membership retroactive?
Yes. An HCG membership is made active when your payment is processed and will be backdated for the entire year. Individual members will receive access to all previous online issues of Contributions to the History of Concepts that they will have missed. The only exception is for members joining at the end of the calendar year, in which case they will be given the option to enroll in the following year.

If you opt for the print add-on membership (for an extra fee) you will receive any print issues you may have missed for that year. If you join at the end of the year and elect the following year, you will only receive print issues for the future volume and not receive past print issues.

How do I renew my membership?
Once you become a member, Berghahn Journals will automatically send you a membership invoice each following year, at the beginning of the calendar year, to remind you to renew your membership. At that time, you should then submit payment online or by mail your nearest Berghan distribution office (see Turpin contact details here).

You can renew online here. Please make sure to select your country from the drop-down list at the top.

How can I obtain print copies of Contributions to the History of Concepts?
If you wish to receive print copies of the journal as part of your membership, you may do so for a higher membership fee of $85/£52/€65. Please contact Berghahn Customer Service directly.

Anyone wishing to purchase single copy print back issues from 2005 to the present (from Volume 1 and on) should contact Berghahn Customer Service

Note that all HCG members may access the online Contributions to the History of Concepts (from 2005 to the present) for free as part of their membership benefit.

How do I publish an article in Contributions to the History of Concepts? Do I have to be a member?
You do not have to be a member to publish in Contributions, although you are encouraged to join. The editors to the journal welcome all submissions for consideration. Please click here for more information.

How can I find out about or attend an upcoming conference? Do I have to be a member?
Conferences are open to all those who are interested in attending or submitting a paper.

For further information on all HCG events contact Sami Syrjämäki by e-mail

Other questions?
For questions about the HCG and any upcoming events, please contact Sami Syrjämäki by e-mail

For questions about your current membership status or for confirmation on your membership (such as receipt of your payment or the status of your membership copies of Contributions to the History of Concepts), please contact Berghahn Customer Service


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