The Victorian Historical Journal, first published as the Victorian Historical Magazine in 1911, is the official journal of record and scholarly publication of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. It has become a vast collaborative history of Victoria with hundreds of individual contributors and topics and has itself become a primary source for researchers.
At times a journal of record, piety for pioneers, peroration for patriotism, it has also offered challenging perspectives. Although now a refereed journal with outstanding academic contributors, it has always encouraged well researched papers by non-professional historians. A recent innovation has been the introduction of Historical Notes – an opportunity to publish less academic articles.
The committee of the Victorian Historical Journal encourages authors to contribute articles – see the Guidelines for Contributors (PDF, 400 KB).
Table of contents are available for the current issue, Volume 83, No. 1 , June 2012 and Volume 83, No. 2 , November 2012. Also you can search the Victorian Historical Journal Indexes online via the RHSV catalogue.
The Victorian Historical Journal is published twice yearly and is available from the Society for $15.00 (plus $3.50 postage & handling). Back issues of the Victorian Historical Journal are also available for a reasonable price from the RHSV. Email email@example.com for details.
Search the Victorian Historical Journal online
You can search the Victorian Historical Journal Indexes online via the RHSV catalogue.
Following a successful Victoria 175 grant, early editions of the Victorian Historical Journal from 1911 to 1954 have been digitised and can be accessed online on the State Library of Victoria’s website. We are endeavoring to put more past issues online in the near future.
Print copies of the journal and its index are available in the RHSV Library.