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; 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.
The journal is published twice annually by Cambridge University Press, under the editorial oversight of Irish Historical Studies Publications Ltd, a limited company with charitable status established in 2004. The joint editors are Dr Clodagh Tait and Professor Marie Coleman, who are advised by the Management Board of Irish Historical Studies Publications Ltd and a fourteen person International Advisory Board. Irish Historical Studies is copyedited by Ciaran McCabe.