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The Transactions

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The Transactions appear annually in the form of a scholarly journal containing papers that have been delivered to the Society as part of its annual lecture programme, as well as additional articles commissioned by the Editor or submitted by contributors.

Articles published in the Transactions cover all areas of Welsh history and culture from any period, including literature (in Welsh and English), history, art, music and politics. Articles may be submitted in Welsh or English. The Transactions is one of the oldest scholarly journals in Britain, and the only one to specialise in interdisciplinary Welsh studies.

Access to Articles

A printed copy of each volume of the Transactions is provided free to members of the Society.  Articles are also available online, as follows:

With the Society’s permission, volumes for the period between 1900 and 2004 (New Series Volume 11) are available on open access via the National Library of Wales website where they may be read free of charge and without restriction. Digitisation of these volumes has been funded via the JISC Digitisation Programme, and is carried out by the National Library of Wales. The material that they contain may be used for all purposes provided that the Society and the author are acknowledged. For digitisation of volumes for the period 1892-1899, please contact the National Library of Wales.

There are two levels of access, depending on membership status:

  • members of the Society: provided they are logged-on as such, members may read and download free of charge and without restriction any article contained within any of the volumes of the Transactions that are available via this website;
  • those who are not members of the Society: access to articles from the two most recently published volumes is not available to non-members but, on payment of a fee of £3.00, they may read and download articles from earlier volumes that are not subject to this embargo.

The material in all of these volumes may be used for all purposes provided that the Society and the author are acknowledged.

How to submit an article for publication

Articles should be submitted as a single hard copy or as an electronic file (Word document) submitted via the website or sent by e-mail or post to the Editors. Articles should be no more than 7000 words, including notes. The Transactions uses the MHRA style guide (Modern Humanities Research Association). Copies of the style guide are available from the MHRA and a summary of the guide is also available on its web site (

Submissions are subject to ‘blind’ peer review, and are normally read by one member of the Editorial Board together with a second reader nominated by the Editors. Comments from the readers are sent back to contributors.


Dr. Emma Cavell FRHistS and Dr. Sara Elin Roberts FRHistS

Editors of the Transactions
c/o Dr. Emma Cavell
James Callaghan Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

Editorial Board

Professor Stuart Cole – University of South Wales
Professor John Ellis – University of Michigan
Dr Anne Knowles – Middlebury College
Professor Ronald Lewis – West Virginia University
Professor Catherine McKenna – Harvard University
Professor Daniel Melia – University of California, Berkeley
Professor Joseph Falaky Nagy – University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Christopher Williams – Cardiff University
Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams
Dr Simon Brooks – Aberystwyth University