Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

  • ISSN (Online) : 2398-1601
  • ISSN (Print) : 0140-332X
  • Language : English
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Liverpool University Press has published Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on behalf of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire since 2019.

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire is a high quality, double blind peer-reviewed annual journal which includes articles and short notes reflecting recent and original research on diverse aspects of the history of the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire (including, therefore, modern-day Merseyside, and Greater Manchester).  First published in 1849, over 160 editions of the journal have been published. This represents a considerable and influential corpus of scholarly material on the history of the two counties. Articles cover a range of topics and periods, and are of wide-ranging scholarly and popular interest.

'History’ is defined in its broadest sense. Content is not limited by theme or chronological coverage, and can include comparative work provided that the primary focus is upon one of the two counties or places therein. Additional related themes would include, for instance, the pedagogy of teaching aspects of local history within the same. Reviews of recent volumes of Transactions have endorsed the Society’s reputation as a supporter and publisher of scholarly research, a reputation which the Society’s Council aims to enhance. Online access to the last 10 years of the journal is available to all subscribers and members of the Society. The archive of earlier articles is hosted by the Society at

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Emeritus Editor: Prof. John Belchem

Editor: Dr Bertie Dockerill

Editorial Assistant: James Evans

Book Reviews Editor: Dr Marc Collinson, Bangor University

Editorial Board:

Dr Paul Booth, Keele University
Prof. Alyson Brown, Edge Hill University
Dr Alan Crosby, Editor, The Local Historian
Dr James Crossland, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Andy Davies, University of Liverpool
Dr Fiona Edmonds, Lancaster University
Dr Nick Foggo, University of Liverpool
Dr Eric Graham, University of Edinburgh
Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham
Dr David Harry, University of Chester
Dr Jonathan Healey, University of Oxford
Dr Daryl Leeworthy, University of Swansea
Dr Marcus Morris, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Katrina Navickas, University of Hertfordshire
Dr James Pardoe, University of Chester
Dr Fiona Pogson, Liverpool Hope University
Dr Peter Shapely, Bangor University
Prof. Melanie Tebbutt, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof. Nicholas J. White, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Charlotte Wildman, University of Manchester

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1 issue per year (standard subscription includes online access from 2007)

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Book Reviews:

Please send books for review to:

Dr Marc Collinson

School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Bangor University
College Road
LL57 2DG


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Available Content

Volume 170 (2021)
Volume 169 (2020)
Volume 168 (2019)
Volume 167 (2018)
Volume 166 (2017)
Volume 165 (2016)
Volume 164 (2015)
Volume 163 (2014)
Volume 162 (2013)
Volume 161 (2012)
Volume 160 (2011)
Volume 159 (2010)
Volume 158 (2009)
Volume 157 (2008)
Volume 156 (2007)
Volume 136 (1987)
Volume 100 (1950)
Volume 97 (1945)
Volume 20 (1867)
Volume 7 (1854)
Volume 1 (1848)