Australasian Journal of Irish Studies (AJIS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published annually.
AJIS publishes articles on Irish and Irish Diaspora topics in fields such as history, literature, language, politics, film, theatre and religion.


AJIS follows on from the Australian Journal of Irish Studies, which began in 2001, and continues that journal’s volume numbering. The change of name reflects the fact that since 2006 AJIS has covered New Zealand as well as Australia. Full texts of individual articles from AJIS volume 6 onwards are available via library subscriptions through Informit.

Intending contributors should contact one of the editors in the first instance. The editors especially welcome articles showcasing original research on the Irish in Australia and New Zealand. Each volume also includes a book review section, so authors or publishers wishing to have their books reviewed in AJIS should contact one of the editors. Contact details are below.


Prof. Malcolm Campbell • University of Auckland
Dr Ian Chambers • Murdoch University
Prof. Bryan Coleborne • University of Waikato
Prof. Emer. Richard Davis • University of Tasmania
Dr Chris Eipper • La Trobe University
Prof. Mark Finnane • Griffith University
Assoc. Prof. Lyndon Fraser • Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch
Dr Laurence Geary • University College, Cork
Prof. Peter Kuch • University of Otago
Dr Perry McIntyre University of Sydney
Prof. Angela McCarthy • University of Otago
Prof. Rónán MacDonald • University of Melbourne
Dr Christina Hunt Mahony • Trinity College, Dublin
Dr Val Noone • University of Melbourne
Dr Ruán O’Donnell • University of Limerick
Dr Louis de Paor • National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Brad Patterson • Victoria University, Wellington
Dr Rebecca Pelan • University College, Dublin
Prof. Emer. Bob Reece • Murdoch University
Prof. Gillian Russell • University of Melbourne
Prof. Sonja Tiernan • University of Otago
Prof. Jonathan Wooding • University of Sydney

AJIS has been published with the support of La Trobe University and the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies, University of Melbourne.

A subscription to AJIS is optionally included with ISAANZ membership. To join ISAANZ or renew please go to the membership page.

Single current or past volumes of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies may be purchased at $20 per copy for members and $35 for non-members, postage not included. Individual copies can be purchased online on the volume contents page. Multiple volumes and special orders may be arranged with the editors.