Midland History

Midland History is the principal journal covering the history of the English midlands. First produced in 1971, the journal is managed by an editorial board of scholars who are regional and local history specialists, operating under the auspices of the University of Birmingham where the editors (Dr Imogen Peck & Dr Jamie Doherty) are based.

ICover of the academic journal Midland History showing a map of the Midland region of Englandt publishes scholarly work on the counties of Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Midland History is a refereed journal which prints articles on midlands subjects from professional and independent historians and research students in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The aim of the journal is to stimulate and encourage serious scholarly work on the history of the midlands from Roman times to the twenty-first century. Articles treat the history of particular localities and examine historical issues connected with the region, setting these in a broader context and drawing comparisons with other areas.

As well as producing the journal, the  Midland History board supports a biennial conference, offers an annual essay prize for scholars who are publishing for the first time, provides bursaries to support postgraduate work, and published short pieces via the a blog (in collaboration with Centre for Midlands History & Cultures). The journal is published three times a year, with most issues comprising a mix of articles and book reviews. We also publish thematic special issues of the journal, devoted to historical subjects of any period which have significance across the region. Prospective authors are invited to contact the editor with proposals for publication or the texts of articles they wish to submit.