The Modern Humanities Research Association

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From its earliest journal, Modern Language Review (1905-), to its newest book series, Visual Culture (2021-), 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.

Supporting Scholarship

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 early-career researchers 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.

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