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NameM. H. Beals , PhD, FRHistS
BornLos Angeles, CA
Country United Kingdom
Current locationLoughborough
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Joined13 April 2013
First edit13 April 2013
Edit count300+
BAThis user has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
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I am a historian and lecturer in the United Kingdom. The main focus of my research has been Scottish emigration, including settlement communities abroad and those who chose to remain in Scotland. I am particularly interested in the role of newspapers in public perceptions of migration. I teach a variety of British and American history modules and have a wide range of historical, literary and technological interests.

Declaration of Interests[edit]

I aim to make all my edits in compliance with Wikipedia's polices on neutrality and conflict of interest. I therefore declare that:


I am a Lecturer in History at Loughborough University, having previously worked at Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Warwick and the University of Glasgow. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former board member of History Lab Plus (Part of the Institute of Historical Research). I volunteer at and run pedagogical and humanities research workshops.

I have not and will not make edits on articles or materials related to the institutions where I work, have worked, or may work in the future (that is, the higher education sector in general), or any scholarly organisation with which I have been or am currently affiliated.


I am the author of books and articles on Scottish migration and newspapers

I have not and will not cite them as references, unless no other peer-review source currently exists, and I will not remove them if they are cited by others (but may highlight any fraudulent claims in the relevant talk page)



I (plan to) contribute to articles on the history of the United States, Scotland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as the history of journalism and individual newspapers.

I intend to create the following articles

I intend to expand or revise the following articles


I have created the following articles

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I have copy-edited the following articles:


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Many thanks for copyediting 4 articles (with a total of 3,090 words) during the April GOCE Blitz. Hope to see you in the May drive! All the best, Miniapolis 23:35, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Mhbeals for editing four of the oldest articles in the backlog during the GOCE May 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Many thanks for your help! All the best, Miniapolis 18:41, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to Mhbeals for copy editing articles during the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for participating! Dianna (talk) 02:49, 3 June 2013 (UTC)