K. O. Morgan honoured in Parliament

Lord Kenneth Morgan of Aberdyfi, the distinguished historian and one-time lecturer at Swansea University, has been honoured in Parliament with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Archives and History. Dr Hywel Francis MP, joint chair of the APPG and Honorary Professor at Swansea University, said, “Lord Morgan fully deserves

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June Titles 2014

Carmarthen Castle: The Archaeology of Government Building Jerusalem: Nonconformity, Labour and the Social Question in Wales, 1906-1939 Dwy Gymraes, Dwy Gymru: Hanes Bywyd a Gwaith Gwyneth Vaughan a Sara Maria Saunders J.O. Francis, realist drama and ethics: Culture, Place and Nation Castell Caerfyrddin: Olrhain Hanes Llywodraethiant

The Fascist Party in Wales?’ Author speaks to the Western Mail

Prof. Richard Wyn Jones spoke to the Western Mail about his new book: ‘The Fascist Party in Wales?’ Plaid Cymru, Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism, translated from the Welsh-language original. He said: “The fact of the matter is that Plaid Cymru had fewer illusions than most in the 1930s about the dangers of

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June Events

During June, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following events and conferences: 4    Launch of The Fascist Party in Wales? Plaid Cymru and the accusation of Fascism by Richard Wyn Jones at the Wales Millenium Centre, 6pm 9    The Durnell Sales Conference, presenting new titles to sales representatives for

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Catalan and Welsh Nationalisms

Sarah Lewis attended a fascinating and thought-provoking seminar entitled ‘Invisible Catalans and the Nationalist Struggle for Recognition, 1886–2014’ at Swansea University on 2 April. The event was the fruit of a research partnership between Swansea University’s Institute of Identities and GRENS Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The aim was to spark a lively academic exchange between

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Open Access at the London Book Fair 2014

April is always an exciting time for publishers, heralding the annual mega-event, the London Book Fair. Even though I have been in publishing for some years now, a sense of anticipation and wonder strikes me afresh each time as I reach Earls Court on a sunny spring day. The enormity of scale and attendance of

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London Book Fair 2014

Attracting exhibitors and visitors from across the globe, the London Book Fair is a key event in the publishing industry calendar. I had been very much looking forward to making my first trip there this year – and am now looking forward to 2015 already, as 2014 so surpassed my expectations! The pilgrimage to Earl’s

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Society for Latin American Studies Conference 2014

The 50th annual conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) took place in Birkbeck, London on 2–4 April 2014. Here at University of Wales Press we are very excited about our growing Iberian and Latin American Studies series, and so I was delighted to be in attendance and manning the stall at this event.

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M. Wynn Thomas Essay Prize Winners 2014 announced

From the Association of Welsh Writing in English: “Dr Matthew Jarvis (Aberystwyth University/University of Wales Trinity St David) and Lisa Sheppard (Cardiff University) are this year’s winners of the prestigious M. Wynn Thomas Prize for an outstanding academic essay in the field of Welsh Writing in English. The judging panel, Professor Diana Wallace (University of

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May Events

During May, UWP will be represented at the following events: 1 May In Conversation with… Lord Michael Heseltine at the Welsh Governance Centre in the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay. Catherine Jenkins and Llion Wigley will be present with a selection of our political titles. 1–3 May The Celtic Revival in Scotland (1860–1930) conference at the University of

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In Conversation with… Lord Heseltine

The Wales Governance Centre and the Open University Wales celebrated May Day by jointly hosting a conversation with Lord Heseltine in Cardiff Bay. The Press, with a stand full of our politics titles, were in attendance to support our authors and to hear the great man – a Swansea boy! – at first hand. The

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On 10th February Sarah Lewis attended a steering group meeting of OAPEN-UK (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) at Woburn House, London. Running from 2010 to 2015, OAPEN-UK is a long-term collaborative research project with participants across a range of stakeholders in the scholarly world: publishers, librarians, academics and researchers. The aim is to gather

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