Want to join our Team?

The MHR is always looking for new recruits to join our team, whether that be through joining our pool of Assistant Editors, becoming a Book Reviewer for the journal, or taking up a role on our central Editorial team.  If you wish to get involved with the MHR through any of the listed roles below or have any questions about the roles, please email midlandshistoricalreview@gmail.com 

Social Media Manager

The candidate will be part of the Central Editorial Team behind the journal. They will primarily be responsible for maintaining the journal’s online presence and extending the journal’s outreach through social media posts.

Key responsibilities:

•Building the journal’s online profile
•Expanding the journal’s outreach to new, upcoming social media platforms
•Designing and producing social media posts
•Responding to interactions through the social media platforms
•Advertising all new articles and editing opportunities on social media platforms
•Checking Google Analytics for website and providing the relevant information for advertising/the editorial team as is necessary

The post is suitable for a postgraduate student from any discipline. Previous experience with social media management is desirable but not essential.

Email midlandshistoricalreview@gmail.com for further information about the post.

Assistant Editor

We are currently recruiting new Assistant Editors to join The MHR 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 midlandshistoricalreview@gmail.com

Book Reviewer

We are currently recruiting for individuals to join our pool of book-reviewers. We are seeking postgraduate students willing to review books for our journal.

Members of the pool will be invited to write reviews (around 1500 words) for newly published works in their area of study. All reviews written by our book-reviewers are peer-reviewed and published online here on The MHR website. For more information on Book Review publications go to our Submissions page or read our Guidance on Writing Book Reviews.

Current titles that we are looking for reviews on include:

Caitlin Gillespie, 2018, Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

James E. Kelly and Susan Royal, 2016, Early Modern English Catholicism: Identity, Memory and Counter-Reformation

Sophia Psarra, 2018, The Venice Variations: Tracing the Architectural Imagination

Worlds in Miniature: Contemplating Miniaturisation in Global Material Culture. Edited by Jack Davy and Charlotte Dixon, 2019

Charles Withers, 2017, Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian

Kevin J. Hayes, 2017, George Washington: A Life in Books

Shashi Tharoor, 2017, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Christopher Phillips, 2020, Civilian Specialists at War: Britain’s Transport Experts and the First World War

Frank Dikötter, 2019, How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Branko Milanovic, 2016, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

If you would like to join our pool of book-reviewers, review any of the above titles or would like to review another title not listed, then please email midlandshistoricalreview@gmail.com