Postgraduates also get the chance to run the Journal of History and Cultures (JHAC), a peer-reviewed journal that communicates pioneering new research in history and cultures within a multi- and inter-disciplinary forum. Drawing on the latest historical, cultural, political, social, and theoretical analytical research, JHAC’s overarching purpose is to foster lively and productive academic debate.
The emphasis on a wide variety of disciplines and subject matter creates a mutually enriching sphere for the interchange of perspectives and ideas. JHAC has a broad scope in both geographic and chronological terms, presenting studies with a range of local, regional, national and global foci from the medieval to contemporary era. This provides the opportunity for research from global contributors to enter a dialogue with the readership in the form of reviews, letters and an online discussion forum.
The Journal gives postgraduates the opportunity to organise and run various jobs the journal requires including
- General, Article and Review Editors
- Website Management
- Press and Marketing Officer
All positions rotate on a yearly basis in January, while copy-editing is open at all times and a great way to expand your skills portfolio and take part in running an exciting new journal.
Working with the journal helps understand what is required in putting together a publication and the whole process of peer-review, providing a unique opportunity to understand what is required in an academic career. Alternatively these opportunities allow students to gain valuable skills useful for publishing and marketing careers. It is also a chance to meet and work with equally enthusiastic people on a collaborative project.