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7 Yorkshiremen and women who changed British history

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-07-08

Yorkshire has contributed to the history of Great Britain, and the creation of the country we live in today, in more ways than you might recognise. In celebration of our amazing county, here’s seven remarkable Yorkshiremen and women you may not know changed the world we live in. In no particular order, of course. Barbara Hepworth Born in Wakefield, Hepworth was a Modernist [...]

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100 years since Versailles

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-06-27

Tomorrow, 28 th June 2019, marks 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed, nine months after the fronts fell silent with the eleventh strike of the clock, on 11 th November 1918. The treaty, drafted by the ‘Big Four’ – George, Clemenceau, Wilson and Orlando during the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, marked the official end of the First World War. The 100 years that have [...]

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Practical guidance for starting or developing a university press

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-06-25

Megan Taylor (University of Huddersfield Press Manager) Kathrine Jensen (Research Assistant REF Impact, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield) Why did we want to find out about the processes of university presses?Megan and Kathrine both work across the research and scholarly communications sectors, and have an interest in how and why university presses [...]

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World Music Day

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-06-21

Here at the University of Huddersfield Press, we are proud of our wide range of open access music research. In celebration of World Music Day, why not get lost in the world of noise, sound and scores and indulge in our collection of musical research? Here’s a selection of some of our fantastic publications, which you can either read online or treat yourself to a beautiful print copy that would [...]

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George Orwell's 1984 in 2019 - the 70th anniversary

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-06-07

The 8th June marks the 70 th anniversary of George Orwell’s classic speculative-fiction novel, 1984 . Most of us know the story; of the repressed protagonist, Winston, covertly facing off against the totalitarian state and the terrifying Big Brother himself – but in 1949, the novel inspired fear in the hearts of its readers for arguably very different reasons than today. People [...]

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2019 - The year so far

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-05-30

As we’re about to step into the halfway point of 2019, we thought we’d take a look back on everything that’s happened for us so far this year. We’ve had a very exciting last six months – from launching our brand new academic journal , to the release of the newest addition to the Grist anthologies, there’s plenty to look back on: and plenty more to come!   In January we [...]

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Our Top 2019 Northern Literature Festivals

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-05-22

Every year, across the country we celebrate our love of literature at literature festivals big and small. So what better way to enjoy the English summer than by relaxing in the sun with an old favourite, or plunging into a world of reading and literature at an event near you. Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival Harrogate – 18 – 21 July Every year, this award-winning [...]

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Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic – Volume Six

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-04-30

The Journal of Performance Magic is now open for submissions – read the call for papers below to find out information on how to submit and the peer-review process.The Journal of Performance Magic is an annual, peer-reviewed online publication from The University of Huddersfield Press. (ISSN 2051-6037)The Journal focuses on a multidisciplinary and contemporary approach to the field [...]

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Trouble, the new Grist short fiction collection - launches today!

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-03-28

If you seek writing that inspires, motivates and moves you, look no further - the new Grist collection of short prose, Trouble launches today. This year, the anthology is inspired by the theme of ‘protest’, featuring an incredible collection of amazing up-and-coming authors and some of the most innovative voices in contemporary prose. If you’re a lover of fiction, and after the [...]

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Call for Papers – Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies – April 2019

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-03-26

Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies , is a peer-reviewed online publication from the University of Huddersfield Press. (ISSN 2058-6205) Identity papers was founded by the University of Huddersfield’s Academy for British and Irish studies, and sets out to connect with readers and academics across all disciplines – both within and external to the university sector. The [...]

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Huddersfield Literature Festival 2019 - what's on

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-03-20

The Huddersfield Literature is back! Join us for ten days of literary fun, with events for all ages hosted in and around Huddersfield. Visit the festival website to book tickets for over forty events, and read on below to find out what some of our highlights are for this year. Grist launch – ‘Trouble’ 28 th march, 5:45 – 6:45 pm at Small Seeds, Huddersfield FREE Join [...]

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Academic Book Week Giveaway

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-03-04

Welcome to Academic Book Week ! To celebrate some of the amazing academic books we have on offer we will be giving away a copy of each book to three lucky winners; Aaron Cassidy and Aaron Einbond’s, Noise in and as Music , David Taylor’s, Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies and Richard Steinitz’, Explosions in November . All you have to do [...]

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The Journal of Play in Adulthood - new open access multidisciplinary journal launches this week

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-02-26

We are delighted to announce that the Journal of Play in Adulthood is now live and accepting submissions. The first issue of this new open access journal will deliver fascinating discussions on play and playfulness, and the expectations of the behavior of individuals outside of childhood. Below, we hear from the journal’s Editor, Andrew Walsh, and his dedication to highlighting the [...]

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How is open access publishing changing the way we think about research?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-23

As part of our blog series for Open Access Week 2018, we caught up with Franc Chamberlain, Editor of Performance and Mindfulness , to chat about how advances in open access publishing are impacting the way we think about research. The impact of open access outside academia By making research from a wide range of disciplines available to me, Open Access enables me to broaden [...]

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