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  • ISSN: 0021-1214 (Print), 2056-4139 (Online)
  • Editors: Liam Chambers Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick , Republic of Ireland and Robert McNamara (Book Reviews) University of Ulster, Republic of Ireland
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Published for the Irish Historical Studies Publications Ltd. Irish Historical Studies, founded in 1938, is the joint journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies and is the authoritative voice in Irish history. 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.

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Irish Historical Studies blogs

  • Writing histories in a time of commemoration: Ireland and Finland
  • 05 December 2017, Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew G. Newby
  • “I maintain that the analogy between Finland and Ireland is almost perfect” -Michael Collins At the end of 2017, with Ireland approaching the half-way mark of what is designated a “Decade of Centenaries,” a country at the opposite edge of northern Europe will celebrate a hundred years of nationhood.…...
  • Writing comparative and transnational histories in twenty-first century Ireland
  • 21 November 2017, Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew G. Newby
  • This blog accompanies the new special issue of Irish Historical Studies, Ireland and Finland, 1860–1930: Comparative and Transnational Histories. Just over twenty years ago, the central debate among Irish historians could be presented as one between two competing strands of conservatism.…...

History blog

  • Science in History: From the Cold War to Trump
  • 27 November 2018, James Poskett
  • This episode neatly captures the way in which Cold War politics framed much of the debate about the history of science in the twentieth century. My Retrospect...
  • Male Anxiety and the English Landed Gentry 1700-1900
  • 26 November 2018, Henry French and Mark Rothery
  • Our article explores anxiety as a gendered emotion in a specific part of a social group across a long period of time: the anxieties of younger sons of the English...