90 Years of "The Shien or The Journal of History" now digitized and available online


All back issues of "Shien", Bulletin of The Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, have been digitized, and they are available in Kyushu University Institutional Repository (QIR).

Access page: "The Shien or The Journal of History" (『史淵』), 1-156+ (1929-2019)

"The Shien or The Journal of History" (『史淵』) was launched in 1929 as a journal of The Historical Society of Kyushu (九州史学会). Nowadays, it is published once a year as a bulletin of The Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University. These back issues include many academic papers that have been stored throughout its long history, primarily related to history, geography, and archaeology.

With this project, we have released 703 items from No. 1 (1929) to No. 136 (1999) as back issues. A list of all 867 published articles from No. 137 to the latest issue is as follows:

PDF iconBibliographic catalog of "Shien": No. 1 (1929) - No. 156 (2019): PDF (1,043 KB)

Shien, Title page of the first number Shien, message of the first number

In addition, the table of contents of the memorable first issue is as follows:

For the project, we received supports from The Faculty of Humanities and the "School Work Study Program" in Kyushu University. We are continuing to work on the digitization of the back issues of the bulletins of "Annual of Philosophy" (『哲學年報』) and "Studies in Literature" (『文學研究』).

To authors and copyright holders:
We have requested a publishing permission on the website in advance: http://www2.lit.kyushu-u.ac.jp/research/other_entry/post_195.php If you have a paper that you do not want to publish, please send a request to cancel the publication to the following contact information.


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