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Irish Historical Journal

Welcome to the Irish Historical Studies Website 

Irish Historical Studies, founded in 1938, is the joint journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies.   It publishes articles embodying original research on Irish history; articles on the scope and teaching of Irish history; select documents, with editorial comment; select and critical bibliographies and guides to sources, manuscript and printed; annual lists of theses on Irish history completed and in progress in Irish universities; and reviews of books and periodicals having a bearing on Irish history.  Annual lists of writings on Irish history, carried in I.H.S. from 1938 to 1979, are now available digitally through Irish History Online (  

Irish Historical Studies is published twice a year by Cambridge University Press.  The joint editors are Dr Robert Armstrong and Dr Robert McNamara and it has a fourteen person International Advisory Board. The journal is copy-edited by Máire Ní Chearbhaill.

Number 153 of the journal was distributed to subscribers in July 2014.


75th Anniversary

2013 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first issue of Irish Historical Studies. In recognition of this fact, the Board of Irish Historical Studies in association with the Royal Irish Academy National Committee for History, the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies and the Irish Historical Society hosted a half-day seminar in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin on 22nd November, 2013. The programme provided an opportunity to reflect on the state of historical publication, journal publication particularly, and the position of History and the historical profession in society.


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Last updated: Dec 04 2014.