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

The “Woke” Bite Back!

The “Woke” Bite Back! David Robinson takes a light-hearted look at the shifting reputation of the Humanities academic but concludes there are serious reasons for their voices to be heard… In a pre-pandemic life I was asked at a social event the obligatory question about what I do. I replied that, having been made redundant […]

Articles

‘A Political Fight Over Beer’: The 1977 Coors Beer Boycott, and the Relationship Between Labour–Gay Alliances and LGBT Social Mobility

Link to PDF Featured image courtesy of Online Archive of California Author Biography Kieran Blake is a postgraduate student of History at the University of Lincoln, researching twentieth-century American social movements—specifically addressing queer studies and the history of sexuality. Abstract This paper examines the 1977 Coors beer boycott, to analyse the interplay of socio-political groups […]

Book reviews

Elaine Farrell, Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison, (Cambridge, 2020).

Elaine Farrell, Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison, (Cambridge, 2020) Review Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland is a detailed resource which expands upon the existing scholarship of prison life and brings the administration of punishment in an Irish female convict prison into particular focus. Scholars have recently begun […]

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