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Irish Historical Studies
  • 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

  • The House of Lords as Scotland’s high court, 1707-1875
  • 18 January 2018, Philip Loft
  • Philip Loft, ‘Litigation, the Anglo-Scottish union and the House of Lords as high court, 1660-1875’, Historical Journal Much ink has been spilled in debates over the union of the Edinburgh and Westminster parliaments in 1707.…...
  • What Cuban history can teach us about Trump’s comments on Haiti
  • 17 January 2018, Matthew Casey
  • Matthew Casey, author of Empire’s Guest Workers, discusses President Trump’s recent comments on Haiti. Donald Trump’s description of Haiti as one of a number of “shithole countries” came one day before the anniversary of the 2010 Haitian earthquake and a few weeks after he resurrected stereotypes associating Haitians with AIDS.…...