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.104 No.4 March 2021

Kuroha Ryota

A Study on Ryōgō, Names of Imperial Tombs:
A Scene from the Evolution of the Sanryō System from the Ancient to the Medieval Period

ONO Tatsuya The Social Composition of the Rice Market in Chongqing 重慶 in the Late Qing Era: The Case of Liubao Gongsuomishi 六宝公所米市


SASAKAWA Naoki, KANAMITSU Keiko and CHIBA Yutaka On an Earthenware Vessel with Waka Written in Black Ink Excavated on the Kyoto University Campus