Archivum Franciscanum Historicum is the scholarly journal of the Frati Editori di Quaracchi at St Isidore's, Rome.  Since 1908, it has been a major reference tool for scholars, secular and religious, dealing with Franciscan history. AFH is issue twice a year and contains articles written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish with a priority given to the presentation/edition of unpublished sources.

General editor: Benedkt Mertens OFM, Rome

Editorial board:

Antonio Ciceri OFM, Castellanza, VA

Pierre Moracchini, Paris

Rafael Sanz OFM, Rome/Murcia

William J. Short OFM, Rome



Juri Leoni OFM, Rome


Address of the editor:

Archivum Franciscanum Historicum

Frati Editori di Quaracchi

Collegio S. Isidoro

Via degli Artisti, 41

00187 Roma, Italia

Tel. (+39) 06.45489131      Email:


Requests for subscription should be addressed only to:

Frati Editori di Quaracchi

Fondazione Collegio S. Bonaventura

Via S. Maria Mediatrice, 25

00165 Roma, Italia

Tel/Fax: (+39) 06.68491286  Tel.: (+39) 06.68491287




Subscription for 2017:

Italy:                       52,00€ (free shipping included)

All other countries:   65,00€ (free shipping included)


The pdf version of AFH is available at:

Autori ed Articoli in AFH 1 (1908) – 100 (2007) 

Abstracts of articles (recent issues):

AFH 103 (2010), fasc. 1-2

AFH 103 (2010), fasc. 3-4

AFH 104 (2011), fasc. 1-2

AFH 104 (2011). fasc. 3-4

AFH 105 (2012), fasc. 1-4

AFH 106 (2013), fasc. 1-2

AFH 106 (2013), fasc. 3-4

AFH 107 (2014), fasc. 1-2

AFH 107 (2014), fasc. 3-4

AFH 108 (2015), fasc. 1-2

AFH 108 (2015), fasc 3-4

AFH 109 (2016), fasc.- 1-2

AFH 109 (2016), fasc.- 3-4

AFH 110 (2017), fasc. 1-2






January 15, 2016.  A group of Irish and Italian people, meeting in the University Roma Tre to commemorate the centenary of the Rising in Dublin in 1916, finished their session with a visit to St.Isidores, where Micheal gave them a brief history of the house, where there were readings from writings of some participants in the Rising, and some traditional Irish music presented by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri na Roimhe. 





September 2017 The community includes two elements: 1. The Institute of St.Bonaventure for Higher Studies. 2. Irish Franciscan Friars training for the priesthood.