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Irish Historical Journal

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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 Irish Historical Studies from 1938 to 1979, are now available digitally through Irish History Online ( 


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Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme The General Post Office, Dublin, in the aftermath of the Easter Rising 1916

In the autumn of 2014 the Management Board of Irish Historical Studies made the decision to enter a partnership with Campbridge University Press and from issue no. 155 (May 2015), the journal will be published by Cambridge. The journal will contunue to be published twice a year. Individual subscriptions remain unchanged from 2014 levels. For further detials please see our subscriptions page.

The joint editors are Dr Liam Chambers and Dr Robert McNamara and it has a fourteen person International Advisory Board. The journal is copy-edited by Máire Ní Chearbhaill.

Number 158 of the journal is currently being distributed to subscribers (January 2017).

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