The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) is a United Kingdom–based international organisation that aims to encourage and promote advanced study and research of humanities. It is most notable for producing the MHRA Style Guide.


The MHRA was founded in 1918 in Christ's College, Cambridge. After an early change of name to MHRA in 1918, the unincorporated charity became an incorporated company with the same name on 2 October 1997. Its declared aim is to encourage and promote advanced study and research in the field of the modern humanities, which include the modern and medieval European languages, literatures and cultures. The current president is Dame Gillian Beer of Cambridge.


As well as the MHRA Style Guide, the MHRA publishes seven scholarly journals:

and book series:


Further reading


  1. ^ M.H.R.A. Annual Bulletin of the Modern Humanities Research Association 1999, p. 16 : "At the end of 1997, Professor A. J. Gurr relinquished the English Editorship of the Review and the Editorship of the Yearbook, both of which he had held since 1987. He is succeeded by Dr Nicola Bradbury, also of the University of Reading."
  2. ^ Nicola Bradbury Research at, accessed 27 December 2017