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Book review: 'From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s'

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-11

Our title ‘Mummers to Madness’ has been reviewed by Dave Russell, the author of ‘Popular Music in England, 1840-1914. A Social History’ (1997, second edition). Dave has also published numerous essays and articles on the history of popular music and popular leisure.Although the ‘Madness’ in the title of this excellent new book clearly refers to the north London pop band, I could not help wondering [...]

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Open Access Resources - Public Domain Books

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-05-12

Last but not least in our series on Open Access resources: Public Domain publications. Whilst these books are technically speaking not open access publications, they are freely available as their copyrights will have expired or are no longer applicable. As such, many of these books include classics like Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland and Little Women. Project GutenbergThe go-to for [...]

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Open Access Resources - Publishers

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-05-07

Third in our series of Open Access resources are publishers! First of all, there is our fellow Yorkshire OA university press White Rose University Press, which is a collaboration between York, Leeds and Sheffield University. They welcome publications from a wide range of academic disciplines. One of their latest publications is Voices and Practices in Applied Linguistics on research in applied [...]

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Open Access Resources - Books

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-05-04

Next in our series of Open Access resources are Open Access books and platforms for them. Starting DOAB, which is a directory for Open Access books and helps to increase the discoverability of Open Access books. Publishers are invited to provide metadata of their OA books to DOAB and libraries can integrate the directory in their catalogues and online collections. As such, DOAB aids students, [...]

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International Women’s day 2020

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-03-07

You may know that this Sunday (8th of March) is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The purpose of this day, as described by UN Women, is to: Challenge gender normsEmpower each otherCelebrate diversityBreak stereotypesReject the binaryMobilize, andTake action. In the past, we have written about Henrietta Schwann, a name that [...]

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Music Beyond Airports celebrates 10,000 Open Access reads!

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2020-02-03

Music Beyond Airports is an essay collection assembled from papers at the Ambient@40 International conference 2018 in Huddersfield. It celebrates Eno’s work and landmark release of Music for Airports in 1978, but also explores ambient music over the 40 years since that release. This publication examines the role of ambient music in society and culture and how it has developed over the past 40 [...]

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Family History Month

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-10-01

October is Family History Month, and here at the University of Huddersfield Press we are proud to be part of the thriving local history scene in Huddersfield. We have a great collection of history-based research for you to indulge in, and to perhaps learn something new this Family History Month. Margaret Stansfield’s ‘Huddersfield’s Roll of Honour 1914-1922’ , serves as a detailed account [...]

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The Invisible Woman: How Henrietta Schwann helped shape the history of female working class education

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-08-05

The old saying, ‘women should be seen, not heard’, seems archaic in today’s society. And yet the silencing of women’s voices and opinions is something we see in today’s world on a regular basis. Decisions made by politicians about women’s rights over their own bodies, and the escalating levels of abuse prominent female figures face online, are both proof that there are still those who work to [...]

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What role does ambient music have in society and in musical culture? A new book explores how the genre has developed over the last 40 years

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-07-30

Today sees the release of a brand new book looking at how the genre of ambient music has developed over the last 40 years. Music Beyond Airports: Appraising Ambient MusicContributions by: Monty Adkins, Axel Berndt, Lisa Colton, Simon Cummings, Ambrose Field, Ulf Holbrook, Justin Morey, Richard Talbot, David ToopISBN10-13 eBook: 1862181616Print: 9781862181618Buy a print copyDownload the open [...]

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What does open access publishing mean to you?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-07-10

The transformation from print to digital publishing, particularly open access digital, has provided new spaces for previously undiscovered research and allowed us to make our content more discoverable, accessible and relevant to an ever-growing diverse readership. Exploring the journey towards open access publishing In the run up to the Northern Collaboration conference, we are [...]

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