About the Journal

The Journal of Catalan Intellectual History (JoCIH) is currently published in Open Access by a group of scholars from different Catalan and Valencian universities. Since 2021, the journal is published in agreement with PAXTER LLC. (D/B/A OpenJournalSystems.com) under a Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

However, the first number of the JoCIH—then also announced with the Catalan tittle Revista d’Història de la Filosofia Catalana—appeared in 2011 under the umbrella of the Societat Catalana de Filosofia of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Institute of Catalan Studies). Volumes 11 and 12 (2017-2019) were published by De Gruyter/Sciendo.

The JoCIH aims to promote a multi-disciplinary approach towards Catalan culture. We understand intellectual history as a synonym to cultural heritage in a brother sense.   Therefore, we consider discourse analysis, literary criticism, political philosophy, political science, cultural history, the history of ideas, the history of literature, the history of science, and the history of philosophy as different and acceptable perspectives on this same subject Authors are encouraged to submit papers on philosophy, humanities, social sciences, religion, art and other related subjects from a historical and analytical approach. Essays and more general reflections are welcome as well, including methodological approaches, scientific, and technological trends.

The Journal of Catalan Intellectual History offers articles on a wide range of specific topics from the Middle Ages to present times, as well as critical reviews, historical documentaries and exhaustive bio-bibliographies of Catalan, Valencian, Balearic or Northern Catalan authors.

The ultimate goal of the JoCIH is to encourage and promote international research on Catalan culture, history and identity.