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.107 No.1 January 2024

MUKAI Yusuke Ancient Chinese Tombs and Rituals for the Souls of the Dead: The Changes in Tombs and Ancestral Shrines during the Western Han Dynasty
MASUNAGA Masataka Festivals in the Ancient Greek World and the Panegyric: An Analysis of Aelius Aristides' Panathenaic Oration
NINOMIYA Ayako Death and Celebration: 'Urs in South Asia
KUZE Nao Toyokuni Daimyōjin from Early Modern to Modern Times
SATO Hirotaka Reenactment of the Warrior Procession in Yumiya-chō at the Gion Festivals in Kyoto During the Meiji Era
HITAYAMA Noboru Changes in the Dates of Annual Events in Modern Japan in relation to Calendar Reforms, the Army, the Imperial Family, the Media, Railways, the Economy, Infectious diseases, and Anti-Japanese Immigration Law etc....
NAGAI Junichi The Local Character of Japanese Contemporary Music Festivals