This is the home page of the Modern Humanities Research Association, a learned society, publisher and funding body
From its earliest journal, Modern Language Review (1905-), to its newest book series, Selected Essays (2016-), MHRA has published over 1500 journals, monographs, editions, translations, bibliographies and dictionaries.
The MHRA Style Guide, which has sold over 50,000 copies, provides essential advice to writers in the field, and is used both by our publications and throughout this website.
The MHRA makes Conference Grants to support up to ten colloquia each year.
An important part of MHRA's work in the scholarly community is the support of younger colleagues entering the profession. We provide substantial funds for post-doctoral support, through both Research Associateships and Research Scholarships. Follow this link for details.
Aims and Objectives
The MHRA is a learned society with charitable status, formed in the summer of 1918, when Europe could hardly have been more divided.
We take a broad and inclusive definition of European culture, from French writers in Martinique to Portuguese in Angola. Minority cultures are studied alongside more familiar: we publish on Catalan as well as Spanish, Yiddish as well as German, contemporary Belarusian poetry as well as Russian.
- Nov 23, 2020 association We welcome John David Rhodes as the new General Editor of our Moving Image film series.
- Nov 12, 2020 publications The new number of Portuguese Studies, on modern poetry, is also available in book form.
- Nov 9, 2020 publications Our Decadent series Jewelled Tortoise releases an edition of Hubert Crackanthorpe.
Become a Member
The MHRA is an open and inclusive community of scholars, with members in all parts of the world. Membership is inexpensive and simple to arrange, and entitles members to substantial discounts on our publications.
Postgraduates in relevant fields are normally eligible for up to three years' free Associate Membership.