About us
Our Aims

EPOCH is a non-profit publication produced by members of the history community at Lancaster University. We publish new research from postgraduates and early career researchers in a friendly format. We set no restrictions on era, region, or theme and encourage contributions from all areas of historical research.

 

We created the magazine to give postgraduates and ECRs a platform to publish their work and to engage with a wider audience within academia and beyond. While we hold ourselves and our contributors to a high academic standard, we designed EPOCH to be accessible to non-specialists and non-academics. We feel that everyone should be able to access important new research.

To learn more about our journey and future plans, read our Letter from the Editors.

Our Ethos

In today's world, it is more important than ever to offer diverse and inclusive histories. EPOCH is committed to showcasing the work of contributors from all backgrounds, and we welcome submissions on all topics provided that the research is of a high academic quality. 

 

So far, EPOCH boasts a range of histories spanning five continents, with contributors from three. As well as enriching the magazine, we find many of these histories prove to be as topical as they are academically relevant. For instance, many of our global articles consider the impact of Race, Religion and National Identities through the ages. We also have articles showcasing the Art, Literature and Culture of communities from all around the world.

We are committed to supporting diverse and inclusive histories. To this end, we are developing our outreach to international universities to facilitate an even broader span of representative geographies, specialisms, and epochs. We want to create a space where academic thought can be expressed, and healthy partnerships can be established between authors and editors. If you think your research would be well-suited to our aims, consider submitting to us.

 
The Editorial Team

EPOCH's Editorial Team is comprised of postgraduate researchers from Lancaster University's History Department. We came together in early 2020 with a common goal to provide a space for our peers to publish high-quality and engaging work.

 

When you submit to EPOCH, an editor will be assigned to work with you.

 
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Coordinating Editor and Deputy Editor for Medieval History

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Medieval Editor

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Deputy Coordinating Editor and Editor for Late Antiquity

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Podcast Editor

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Art Director and Early Modern Editor

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Digital Humanities Editor and Deputy Global History Editor

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Cultural History Editor and Deputy Modern History Editor

The Advisory Board

EPOCH's Advisory Board are all senior members of Lancaster's History Department. The Advisory Board are on hand to offer their experience and to assist in the continued development and growth of EPOCH.

Reader in Regional History and Director of the Regional Heritage Centre