The English Historical Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal that was established in 1886 and published by Oxford University Press (formerly Longman). It publishes articles on all aspects of history – British, European, and world history – since the classical era. It is the oldest surviving English language academic journal in the discipline of history.
Six issues are published each year, and typically include four articles from a broad chronological range (roughly, medieval, early modern, modern and twentieth century) and around sixty book reviews. Review Articles are commissioned by the editors. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided, and an annual summary of editions, reference works and other materials of interest to scholars is also produced.
The journal was established in 1886 by John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Regius professor of modern history at Cambridge, and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. The first editor was Mandell Creighton. The current editors are Catherine Holmes, Peter Marshall, Stephen Conway and Hannah Skoda.
Editors of The English Historical Review:
1886-91 Mandell Creighton
1895-1901 S R Gardiner and Reginald Lane Poole
1902-1920 Reginald Lane Poole, assisted (1920) by George Norman Clark
1921-25 G N Clark assisted (1924-5) by E. Stanley Cohn
1926 G N Clark and Charles William Previté-Orton
1927-38 C W Previté-Orton
1938-39 C W Previté-Orton and G N Clark
1958-59 J G Edwards and Denys Hay
1959-1965 Denys Hay
1965-67 John Michael Wallace-Hadrill
1967-74 J M Wallace-Hadrill and John Morris Roberts
1974-78 J M Roberts and George Arthur Holmes
1978-81 G A Holmes and Angus Donald Macintyre
1982-1986 AD Macintyre and Penry Herbert Williams
1986-90 PH Williams and Robert John Weston Evans
1991-95 RJW Evans and John Maddicott
1996-99 JH Maddicott and John Stevenson
1999-2001 JH Maddicott and Jean Dunbabin
2001 Jean Dunbabin and John Rowlatt
2001-04 Jean Dunbabin and
2004-6 G W Bernard and Philip Waller
2007-12 G W Bernard and Martin Conway
2012-13 Martin Conway and Catherine Holmes
2013-16 Martin Conway, Catherine Holmes and Peter Marshall
2017- Catherine Holmes, Peter Marshall, Stephen Conway and Hannah Skoda
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- Goldstein, Doris S. (1986). The origins and early years of the English Historical Review. English Historical Review. 101. pp. 6–19.
- Howsam, Leslie (2004). "Academic Discipline or Literary Genre?: The Establishment of Boundaries in Historical Writing". Victorian Literature and Culture. 32 (2): 525–545.
- Stieg, Margaret F. (1986). "The Spread of Scholarly Historical Periodicals: France, Great Britain, and the United States". The Origin and Development of Scholarly Historical Periodicals. Tuscaloosa: University Alabama Press. pp. 39–81. ISBN 0-8173-0273-5.