Established in 2017 by a group of PhD students from diverse academic backgrounds, Midlands Historical Review receives support from the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and School of Humanities. The journal publishes research from diverse disciplines, interpreting ‘Historical’ as a broad underlying element of scholarship within the Arts and Humanities.

As an online, open-access publication, Midlands Historical Review is at the cutting-edge of the emerging landscape of modern scholarly publishing and makes a contribution to the important task of establishing the reliability and integrity of scholarship online.

Mission Statement

Midlands Historical Review is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, student-led journal which showcases the best student research in the Arts and Humanities. We accept submissions from students at any stage of their university career, including exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, Masters level research papers, conference papers, book reviews, and any other innovative research format.

Students in the Arts and Humanities produce valuable contributions to knowledge which, once a degree has been awarded, are often forgotten. High quality research deserves an audience regardless of the level of education it was produced for. The research published by MHR encourages and enables later cohorts of students to build upon previous students’ work.

Current Vacancies

We are currently recruiting new Assistant editors to join the team!

Assistant editors are a very important member of our Editorial team who:

  • Peer-review a range of original research: articles, dissertations, conference papers, book reviews
  • Part of an expanding team dedicated to promoting and connecting student voices in academia
  • Hone your own skills as a critical writer and editor
  • Flexible and manageable workload
  • Promote the journal across HE institutions and help to expand the team
  • Scope to engage with the leadership team to share your ideas and help achieve journal goals
  • Contribute content
If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Editor or have questions about the role and/or the journal, please email

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