The Society of Oriental Researches is an academic society dedicated to the promotion of research in history of the Orient and Afro-Eurasia, and is open to anyone interested therein.
The Society was established in 1935 by young researchers of the Department of Oriental History, College of Letters, Kyoto Imperial University (currently, the Department of Oriental History and the Department of West-Asian History, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University). Several Society-sponsored projects carry the latest research developments to the world. The Journal of Oriental Researches has been published since 1935. The Oriental Research Monograph Series have published many excellent works since 1956. The Society holds an annual meeting in November.