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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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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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