The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) is looking for a second postgraduate editor for its online journal, Working Papers in the Humanities. Working Papers was launched in 2006 and is aimed at early-career researchers and postgraduates.

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The successful applicant will serve as a second postgraduate representative to the MHRA Executive Committee, attending three committee meetings per year in London or online, and advising on postgraduate matters. Travel and subsistence costs for meetings are covered.

This position starts formally in December 2023, and ends in November 2025. Whilst unpaid, it offers invaluable experience in the world of academic publishing, as well as representing a chance to work constructively for the future of the Humanities more broadly. Applications are welcome from UK-based postgraduates in their first or second year of doctoral study working in any of the ‘modern humanities’, defined as relating to the modern and medieval European languages (including English and the Slavonic languages), their literatures and cultures both within Europe and worldwide.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter (in a single Word file, please), together with a letter of support from their supervisor, as email attachments to Dr Barbara Burns (, by 6 November 2023. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the current representatives at

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