About Us

Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IRISH) the Research Wing of the Malabar Education Society for Human Resources Development and Research,(MESHAR, Reg. No.277/2000) was founded by the reputed historian of Maritime History of India, Dr. K.S. Mathew. The Institute was inaugurated on 14 January 2002 by Dr. P.K. Rajan, the then Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University. The Institute received formal recognition of Kannur University as its research centre of History, Economics, and Malayalam  in 2004.

The Institute has been set up with the aim of bringing together scholars on a common platform to share the results of their researches through seminars, workshops, webinars, publication of monographs,  research journals and occasional papers. The institute endeavours to promote inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary researches in social sciences and humanities. IRISH is run by the contribution of generous scholars through their membership under different categories. Several authors get their works published through IRISH at their own expenses. The Institute often gets publication grants from governmental and non-governmental agencies.