Established in 2017 by a group of PhD students from diverse academic backgrounds, The MHR publishes research from diverse disciplines, interpreting ‘historical’ as a broad underlying element of scholarship within the Arts and Humanities. Although The MHR originated at the University of Nottingham, it is dedicated to publishing work from Arts and Humanities students across the world.

As an online, open-access publication, The MHR 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. Open Access is the condition where the copyright holder of a scholarly work grants usage rights to others using an open license (Creative Commons or equivalent) allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Mission Statement

The MHR 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 and PhD level research papers, conference papers, book reviews, academically underpinned comment on current affairs, and any other innovative research format. We also accept submission post-doctoral submissions within three years of qualification.

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 The MHR encourages and enables later cohorts of students to build upon previous students’ work.


MHR has four key aims:

  1. To showcase global cutting-edge Arts and Humanities research conducted at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  2. To act as a learning resource which aids undergraduates in pursuing their own research
  3. To encourage interdisciplinarity
  4. To provide students with practical experience in publishing

For more information on our submissions procedure or how to get involved with the journal please visit the Submissions, Get Involved and Contact pages.

APCs (fees)

The MHR does not charge any publishing fees or article processing charges (APCs) to publish content in the journal.