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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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Publishing Clinic, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

On 6 November 2014, colleagues from the University of Wales Press led an insightful Publishing Clinic at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Organised by Dr Catriona Ryan, Senior Research Fellow in Art and Design at UWTSD, the event was a great success for all concerned. Set up as an initiative to guide early-career

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Seventh Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales

Seventh Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales The lively crowd of students and academics of all ages that came together for the Seventh Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales last weekend attested visibly to the interest in this field in Wales at present. I was only able to attend the conference for a day, but it turned

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December Events

During December, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following conferences: 4-6    Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, Melbourne 27    American Philosophical Association Conference, Philadelphia

A Golden Age of Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies at university have expanded and diversified greatly over the past thirty years. From an exclusive focus on Iberian languages, literature and cultural history, there has been a significant transformation in Iberian and Latin American Studies in English-speaking universities towards interdisciplinary approaches to languages, history, literature, gender and cultural studies. The trend has, of

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M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2015 – Call for papers

The M. Wynn Thomas Prize is offered to celebrate outstanding scholarly work in the field of Welsh writing in English. There are two prize categories: the ‘Open’ category and the ‘New Scholars’ category. Essays submitted may be unpublished or published, in English or in Welsh. Published essays should be from 2013/14. Click here to read

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November Events

During November, the University of Wales Press will be participating in the following conferences: 31 Oct-1 Nov   ‘Migrating Texts’: Subtitling, Translation, Adaptation, Senate House, London 6-9    American Studies Association, ‘The Fun and the Fury’: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century, Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA  8-9    Seventh Bangor Colloquium

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Milestones in Gothic Literary Studies

Gothic Literary Studies has attracted scholars from across the world. In 2009 the series was launched with the first two volumes of a four-volume ‘mini-series’ which addressed the history of the gothic from the eighteenth century to the present day, and the distinctiveness of the American Gothic tradition. The publication of these books quickly drew

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