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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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OAPEN-UK

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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Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Conference

The IPG Annual Conference was held this year in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 February. Over 300 delegates attended the conference with a full itinerary of expert speakers addressing the hot topics in publishing. This year, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the event, and it really opened my

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April Events

During April, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following conferences: 3–4 April Catherine Jenkins will be attending the Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) conference in London, where she will be selling books from the Iberian and Latin American Studies series and networking with authors and delegates. 8–10 April staff will

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The Future of ‘Welsh Studies’

‘Welsh Studies’: a limp term, I’ve always felt. Whoever heard of ‘English Studies’ in England? There, as in every other confidently established country, constant self-sustaining reflection on its own complex distinctiveness is so hard-wired into public consciousness and routinely mainstreamed in its education system, as in its popular culture, that it is taken for granted

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REF 2020 and Open Access for Monographs

HEFCE made the following announcement in their newsletter of 6th February; please refer to HEFCE’s website for further details. “In planning an approach for Open Access and the next REF, we received very clear advice that the monograph publishing world is not yet ready to support an Open Access requirement. We have listened to this

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From the HEFCE newsletter 06.02.1

In planning an approach for open access and the next REF, we received very clear advice that the monograph publishing world is not yet ready to support an open-access requirement. We have listened to this advice, and are proposing that monographs will not be required to be published in an open-access form to be eligible for

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February Events

During February, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following conferences: 3 February Robin Grossmann will attend an event organised by Cardiff University in order to launch books written by staff at the School of Welsh, including three published by UWP: Jailtacht, Parents Personalities and Power and Pe gallwn mi luniwn lythyr.

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Ardel Haefele-Thomas on the IGA

One of our authors from the Gothic Literary Studies series gives her thoughts on the field: In August 2013, the International Gothic Association held its bi-annual conference at the lovely University of Surrey in the south-east of England, UK. As always, the Gothicists pulled off yet another brilliant conference. I am a tenured faculty member

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R.S. Lords it over London

R. S. Thomas celebrated his centenary year by lording it over London. On the evening of Monday, 2 December, Lord Gowrie delivered a talk on ‘The Witness of R.S. Thomas.’ Grey Gowrie held several Cabinet posts under Margaret Thatcher, and has been Chair of both Sotheby’s and the Arts Council of England, but he also

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