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.106 No.3 September 2023

YAMASHITA Kohei Politics and Confucians in Early Tokugawa Japan: A Focus on Hayashi Gahō  during the Reign of Tokugawa Ietuna
Book Reviews  
SATO Kazuki ISHIDA Shun, The "Inner Household" Structure of the Royal Court and the Military Government in Early Modern Japan
MUKAI Shinya TAKADA Keiko, TANAKA Toshiyuki, TODOROKI Kotaro, NAKAMURA Atsuko and KOBAYASHI Isao eds., The Frontiers of Medieval and Early Modern European History
SERIGUCHI Mayuko KOBAYASHI Junji, Religious Order in Early Modern Japan: Disputes over the Doctrine of the True Pure Land Sect