Call for Bibliographer for Urban History – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Date / time: 26 April, 5:00 pm

Call for Bibliographer for Urban History - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


Call for Bibliographer for Urban History

Urban History seeks to appoint a new bibliographer to compile our annual bibliography of publication in urban history.

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with a world-leading journal for urban historical research. Urban History is published by Cambridge University Press and occupies a central place in historical scholarship, with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary contributions, and a broad-based and distinguished panel of referees and international advisors. Each issue features wide-ranging research articles covering social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the history of towns and cities and supplementary material including periodical reviews, thesis reviews and book reviews.  The bibliography, which has a global coverage, provides an essential tool for researchers interested in exploring recent publications and historiographical trends in their fields.

About the bibliographer role

The role involves the following tasks:

  • Searching for books, book chapters and journal articles published in the preceding calendar year, using online resources (journal websites, the Bibliography of British and Irish History and publishers’ websites).
  • Compiling a Microsoft Access database of all the entries, which is then sent to Cambridge University Press.
  • Working with the production team at Cambridge University Press to check and proof-read copy edits before final production.

We expect the new bibliographer to be able to start on 1 September 2024.

We are happy to receive applications from individuals at different career stages and we welcome applications from historians – working in any context – from under-represented groups, including those from minoritized ethnic groups, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, and those who are ‘first generation’ in Higher Education.

The positions attract an annual honorarium.

Successful candidates will be fully supported by the outgoing bibliographer (Andrew McTominey) and the journal editors (Shane Ewen, Roey Sweet, Domenic Vitiello and Rosemary Wakeman).

How to apply

Those interested in making an application for the position of review editor should send to Roey Sweet (

– a CV (no more than 3 pages)
– a summary of 300 words outlining your interest in the role


Informal enquiries about the role, including honorarium payments, can be made to: Professor Roey Sweet

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on Friday 26 April