Beyond history and the Midlands

Initially founded as the Midlands Historical Review, we now publish content on any subject within the Arts and Humanities and work with individuals across the globe. These changes are reflected in our recent rebrand as The MHR and through a new initiative of Regional Editors and teams. Find out how to get involved below.

Latest from The MHR

Spotlight series

Election Day and Britain’s Existential Crisis

Election Day and Britain’s Existential Crisis In this Spotlight article for Election Day in the UK, David Robinson discusses how the past forty years of Britain’s economic and social history have led to a divided nation and a present day existential crisis, which no main political party seems willing to discuss. Across the UK, local […]


What is ‘trans history’, anyway?: Historiographical theory and practice in a flourishing field

Abstract This article provides an overview of theory and practice in current trans historical scholarship. It delineates key historiographical discussions and examines their implications for one of the most controversial and long-standing questions in the field: when does trans history begin? It is argued that there are three prominent schools of thought in contemporary trans […]

Book reviews

The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Author Biography Alex Riggs is an MA History student at the University of Nottingham. He will be starting a Midlands4Cities funded PhD there in September, studying Ted Kennedy and Jesse Jackson’s presidential primary campaigns. Book Review: ‘The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party’ by John Nichols In recent years, the American left has […]

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