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Mission Statement

UWP passionately believes in supporting and disseminating scholarship from and about Wales to a worldwide audience. The Press has served Wales and the international academic community since 1922 by publishing scholarly research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. We share in the strong national tradition of bringing education and learning to the population of

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Our Story

History of the Press Our organisation, akin to many other national institutions, emerged during a pivotal period in recent history. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries many European nations sought independence and greater self-determination. Wales was no exception. The political and intellectual debates of the period were very much centred on the concept

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Partners

Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies The Centre was established by the University of Wales in 1985, with a well-stocked library which has grown over the years into an invaluable resource for Welsh and Celtic Studies. The Centre’s first Director was Professor R. Geraint Gruffydd, and its first project was the preparation of an

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Press Management Board

The Press is a department of the University of Wales and governed through the Press Sub Committee which meets every two month to oversee the work of the Press. Current Board Members Mr Tony Ball is a former high school teacher and deputy head at schools in south Wales, and for 10 years he was

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Editorial Board

Professor Ceri Davies, Chair, Emeritus Professor of Classics, Swansea University Jane Aaron, Professor of English Studies, especially Writing Wales in English, University of South Wales Helen Fulton, Professor of English at the School of Humanities, University of Bristol Richard Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of French, King’s College, London, Member Yr Academi Gymreig Susan Harrow, Ashley Watkins Chair in French

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Departments

Welcome to UWP’s Departments Commissioning Department We believe that the best outcome for UWP’s books comes from personal attention and dialogue between the commissioning team and our authors. In partnership with our authors and peer reviewers we aim to shape, develop and evaluate proposals and manuscripts to produce the highest quality books in terms of

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Our Staff

NATALIE WILLIAMS (Director) Born and bred in Cardiff, Natalie brings a great understanding of the publishing world to the role. Achieving a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Southampton, she started her publishing career in academic Law at Oxford University Press. She then moved on to Nelson Thornes, where she

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