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Submit a Paper

We welcome contributions from historians working on all periods and themes, based in Ireland or abroad, and we accept proposals for new papers at any time. They should be grounded in history and relevant to policy matters. We welcome constructive policy ideas of importance to government, NGOs, the media, etc. Alternatively, we are also interested in papers that focus on lessons from history.

Each paper should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words, with a 150-word abstract which will introduce the paper on the website. The UCD School of History citation style should be used (see here). The potential audience for the History and Policy papers includes academics and students from different disciplines across various universities, people who work in the media, policymakers, and people who browse the internet looking for interesting stories, cutting-edge research and lively debates.

Opinion Pieces

We also welcome opinion pieces from historians which shed light on ‘hot topics’ or issues of the day, and which highlight how historical expertise informs such opinions. These pieces are shorter in scope, approximately 1,500-1,800 words with limited footnotes.

Our contact details are here.

Image: Marconi Employee, 1906. Source: from the collection of Library and Archives Canada/ PA-12223. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons