The Society of Historical Research

Office of the Society of Historical Research :
Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, 606-8501, Japan
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Shirin is the academic journal published by the Society of Historical Research (SHR), and its broad focus covers a number of sub-disciplines of history, geography, and archaeology. The journal is issued in alternate months, and every issue consists of 160 pages on average. The contents of the Latest Issue as well as Back Numbers are viewable.

Every member of the SHR is eligible to contribute articles, research notes, and book reviews to Shirin. Submission of manuscripts by SHR members is welcomed. The editorial board of Shirin reviews submitted manuscripts, and determines which are to be accepted. Authors may be requested to make revisions by the board before his/her manuscript receives final approval.

Click here to see the Submission Guidelines (available only in Japanese).


Latest Issue

Vol.105 No.5 September 2022

TAKEI Haruki Rethinking the Prohibition of Clerical Marriage at the Roman Synod of 1059: The Image of Priests and the Eucharist in the Papal Reform Movement

OKAMURA Hidenori

A Mirror from the 3rd Year of the Jingchu Era Discovered in China

Book review:  
SONOYA Munekazu Wolfgang Hans Stein, Revolutionskultur ohne Revolution. Die französischen Nationalfeste im Rheinland am Beispiel des Saardepartements 1794-1804