A Letter From The Editor-in-Chief

Dear readers,

The York Historian magazine was founded last June and has since come an incredibly long way. When we first came up with the idea, I remember excitedly brainstorming concepts and frantically building the website with my co-founder, Julia Kenny, into the early hours of the morning for days on end. It was an exhausting week filled with planning and organising the hundred of details necessary to start up a magazine – something neither of us had done before. Eight months on and I couldn’t be happier with what has been achieved. We have a fantastic editorial team of six, thirteen inspired writers and numerous enthusiastic students sending us article pitches every other day. Our readership has grown from a few dozen a week to over six-hundred a month, from sixty-four countries and counting.  This is a brilliant step forward and to those who have been involved in making this magazine what it is today, I am very grateful for your time and hard work.

As a majority of the editorial team are in their final year of university (including myself!), we will soon be graduating and moving onto the next stage of our lives. Unfortunately this means that we have to say goodbye to The York Historian and pass on the baton to a new editorial team. To our lovely readers, thank you for sticking with us. I hope that what you have read from our writers was of use to you in one way or another and will continue to be as such in the future.

( To history students at the University of York: Elections will take place for all the current roles on the editorial team between the 2nd and 4th of March, 2016. On the 5th of March 2016, a new team will be announced. To University of York students reading this, you have until the 1st of March to send a 500 word manifesto for any roles you are interested in to me, Aila Bicer, at my university email ab1640@york.ac.uk. For details on what all the roles entail and a little bit more about the magazine, contact the Managing Editor, Julia Kenny, on her university email jk847@york.ac.uk. Good luck with your applications! Please note that after June 2016, these email addresses will no longer be active.)

Thank you very much for everything and all the best to the new team,

Aila Bicer
Editor-in-Chief of The York Historian Magazine, June 2015 – March 2016.