The history of daily life concentrates on the role of repetitive, habitualized, and routinized behaviour of humans in the past. Research investigates both mentality and material culture. The series therefore pays special attention to comparative and interdisciplinary studies based on various types of texts, visual sources, and archaeological evidence. Matters concerning image and ‘reality’, norm and practice, contrasts and connotations, ambiguities and ambivalences may be relevant. The series also addresses the manifold levels of space, such as public and private, social and gendered, religious and secular. Studies of symbols and signs can also open important perspectives on intention and perception.