Digital Previews

Click on any of the titles below to read preview extracts of these books: Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales by Janet Burton and Karen Stöber American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature by Kerry Dean Carso Carmarthen Castle: The Archaeology of Government by Neil Ludlow Dylan Thomas by Walford Davies Revolution to Devolution: Reflections on Welsh Democracy by Kenneth O.

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New Delhi World Book Fair

The New Delhi World Book Fair, held in Pragati Maidan, is India’s oldest book fair. http://www.newdelhiworldbookfair.gov.in/ This year the Fair ran from 14-22 February and UWP titles were on display at the Govinda Book House stand run by Mr Govinda Berry.

The College Art Association conference, New York City

Kerry Dean Carso’s American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature displayed prominently at the University of Chicago Press stand at the College Art Association conference book fair in New York City last week. Read more about this book here: http://www.uwp.co.uk/editions/9781783161607

February and March events

During February and March, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following conferences: February 4-6          International Arthurian Society colloquium – Granada, Spain 7             Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, Cambridge University 18           American Philosophical Association, St Louis, Missouri   March 4-6        IPG Conference, Oxford 6  

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February 2015 Titles

The Place Names of Wales  The North Wales Quarrymen Let’s Do Our Best For the Ancient Tongue Abbeys & Priories of Medieval Wales

Digitising the Classics from the University of Wales Press

Over the next eighteen months the University of Wales Press will publish digital versions of some of its classics, cited by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol lecturers as works of particular value for teaching students through the medium of Welsh across a broad range of subjects – including Philosophy, History, Law and Science. The Press intends to

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Monographs and Open Access

The findings of the HEFCE-commissioned Monographs and Open Access Project, led by Professor Geoffrey Crossick, have just been published. The report makes a valuable and timely contribution to the Open Access debate in HASS, acknowledging both the benefits and the challenges of the journey towards OA. Monographs are recognised as a vital and important part

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REF 2014

The results of the 2014 REF (the Research Excellence Framework, which calibrates the quality of research produced by UK-based higher education institutions), were published on 18 December 2014 – causing great excitement in the UWP offices. All of us here were very proud to see the hard work of authors and editors who submitted their

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Welsh Studies: the way forward – Gregynog, 26 November 2014

I recently attended the one day conference organised by the Learned Society of Wales, with support from HEFCW, to discuss the future of Welsh Studies. The organisers had gathered together a distinguished list of speakers and participants, including leading academics from the fields of Welsh history and literature. Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the

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Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Autumn Conference 2014

On 13 November, I attended the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Autumn Conference in London. Meeting lots of other independent publishers made me feel very proud of UWP’s membership of the IPG, and it was very inspiring to hear the achievements of other independents – some run by a grand total of one person! The day

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Archaeopasts Conference 2014

The National Museum of Wales’s annual archaeology conference was held on Saturday, 15 November, and was very well attended, considering the damp weather outside. Peter Wakelin, the Museum’s Director of Collections and Research, began the day’s proceedings with an interesting talk on World Heritage Sites, in particular the three that Wales already has: the castles

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