Tuesday, 13 December 2011

'Witch's cottage' unearthed near Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Engineers have said they were "stunned" to unearth a 17th Century cottage, complete with a cat skeleton, during a construction project in Lancashire. To read the full BBC News article follow this link.

For more information about the Lancashire witches, or to buy The Lancashire witches, histories and stories, follow this link.

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian feminist movement: The biography of an insurgent woman by Maureen Wright is to be launched by Blackwell bookshop in Portsmouth. The launch, to be held at 3pm on Wednesday 14th December, will feature an appearance and a Q&A session from the the author and the book will be discounted to all those who attend. For further details please contact Blackwell in Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ford Madox Brown

Manchester Art Gallery is currently staging the first major exhibition of Ford Madox Brown’s work since 1964. The show, which brings together 140 works from public and private collections, will run until 3rd June 2012.

The artist received even more coverage on last nights The One Show, when Phil Tufnell visited the Ford Madox Brown murals.

The art of Ford Madox Brown is distributed on behalf of Penn State University Press by Manchester University Press in the UK.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hot off the press!

The much awaited The transformation of European football? is now available

The book examines the transformation of European football in recent years, by focusing on the impact of Europe in general and the EU in particular on the way that the game has evolved in a broad cross section of European states.

(By the way, for a special reader discount, visit Football Economy.com and follow the instructions on how to take advantage of this one off offer)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

MUP @ Frankfurt

This year's Frankfurt bookfair was extremely busy for MUP. We were out and about meeting new contacts and building relationships with many colleagues from across the world.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The 19th French Film Festival

The 19th French Film Festival (9 November – 7 December) presents an unparalleled selection of le cinéma français in leading cinemas around the country, including London Ciné Lumière, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow GFT, Manchester Cornerhouse, Warwick Arts Centre and Aberdeen Belmont Picturehouse.

There are a wealth of genres to suit all tastes and impressive performances from an array of established stellar names and emerging talents.

If you appreciate French cinema, take a closer look at the list of events taking place throughout the French Film Festival.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Gower Street Lecture Series and Amnesty International present The Oxford Amnesty Lecture on Religion and Rights

Ticket holders should contact Waterstone's Gower Street (tel. 020 7636 1577) for a full refund.

The lecture, which will be held on 24th October at 7pm, will feature eminent speakers from the renowned Oxford Amnesty Lectures on Religion and Human Rights.

Watestone's Gower Street are organising a series of lectures in October and November, kicking off with ARAB SPRING: Tariq Ali in Conversation with Ted HonderichTed Honderich, Tariq Ali on 17th October.

Both lectures will take place in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Darwin Building, Malet Place, WC1E 7JG. Tickets available in-store or online.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Abandoning Historical Conflict? wins the prestigious Brian Farrell book prize

The Political Studies Association of Ireland has just announced Abandoning Historical Conflict? by Peter Shirlow, Jon Tonge, James McAuley and Catherine McGlyn, is this years winner of The Brian Farrell book prize for the best book on politics by a member of the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Previous winners include The Irish Voter: The Nature of Electoral, Competition in the Republic of Ireland by Michael Marsh, Richard Sinnott, John Garry and Fiachra Kennedy, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland by Richard English and The Lost Revolution: The Story of The Official IRA and The Workers’ Party by Brian Hanley and Scott Millar.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Wanderers and critical realism in nineteenth century Russian painting

New exhibition at Stockholm's National Museum opens to rave reviews.

David Jackson, author of The Wanderers and critical realism in nineteenth century Russian painting, has assisted with planning the exhibition.

If you're planning a trip to Stockholm, be sure to drop into the National Museum. The exhibition is open until 22nd January 2012, so you have plenty of time.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Special discount for MUP title

A money saving hint!

Crimes against humanity by Norman Geras is discounted by a special 50% to all readers of the authors blog, normblog.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The First Biennial Society for Romanian Studies Book Prize

Tom Gallagher has won The First Biennial Society for Romanian Studies Book Prize for Romania and the European Union.

The prize will be awarded at the Annual Convention of the ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, formerly AAASS) in Washington, DC, which will take place on November 17-20th.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Michael Ondaatje publishers new title

Novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, whose work is reviewed in our Contemporary World Writers series, has just published his new title, The Cat's Table (Jonathan Cape, £16.99).

An interview with Michael Ondaatje was published in this weekends Observer magazine. Well worth a read!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Want to know the secret to academic publishing success?

How do you market your manuscript or transform your thesis into a book?

The Guardian gather together some leading players in the fields of publishing and academia to provide a few answers on their Higher Education Network blog.

Well worth a read if you're trying to break through into academia!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

NEW textbook

Mathematics for economists, third edition will be released shortly

Friday, 12 August 2011

Cue and Cut author talks about his experiences writing his latest title

By Roger Singleton-Turner

I did not set out to be writer – and that is not how I see myself, really, but everything has a consequence.

Cue and Cut is my fourth and longest book about television production. It’s been a long time in development. It began with a conversation at the University of Sunderland with Trevor Hearing (now at Bournemouth University). That was in 2005.

The work there followed some HE teaching in Middlesbrough, which came after three successive years on BBC training courses run for, and in association with, the University of Leeds. This work was a result of teaching aspiring directors at BBC Elstree in 1986-7. That job was itself a result of directing single and multi-camera children’s programmes from 1974 (Jackanory, Jackanory Playhouse and other dramas including Grange Hill). After the stint in Training, I carried on directing at the BBC until 1998, finishing with three series of The Demon Headmaster, and then moving on to work for Carlton and Granada – the freelance projects alternated with the teaching.

By the time I started directing Jackanory, I had already spent a lot of time working on various series in Children’s Programmes as an Assistant Floor Manager. In fact, uniquely, so far as I know, my last week working on the floor as an AFM coincided with my first week working in the Gallery as a Director. I ran up and down the stairs a lot.

The BBC took me on in the first place (in 1966 – a time of expansion) because I had gained a lot of stage experience as a Medical Student. For a doctor, it was entirely the wrong kind of theatre, so I had given up Medicine. Working in television had been an aim since childhood – particularly since watching David Attenborough on Zoo Quest. More consequences.

BBC Television Training commissioned the first two books, Continuity Notes and Television and Children. The third book, Children Acting on Television, was commissioned by A. and C. Black. They had approached my then boss, who found he did not have time to write the book. He suggested me because of the first two BBC books. Consequences, yet again.

What I hope for Cue and Cut is, firstly, that it will work with practical classes, backing up practical experience and suggesting solutions to challenges. It should, secondly, be a source of basic information and methodology for using multi-camera systems, which are used in some form on around two-thirds of Britain’s most popular television programmes. Finally, I have put in a certain amount of history, an indication in part, of how things got to where we are today and, in part, an indication that the way we do things now is not the only approach! There is enough guidance, I hope, for newcomers to multi-camera techniques to start working in this form, but enough flexibility for readers to soar beyond these basics.

I’ll be interested to hear how users find the book works for them. (comments can be sent to the MUP blog).

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

LSE blog

This week we're following The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) blog.

It's extremely active at the moment, with some interesting commentaries on the recent riots.

Plus they've just posted a good review of Equality and the British Left.

Monday, 8 August 2011

The IRA 1956-69, Rethinking the Republic

Matt Treacy, author of The IRA 1956-69 recently took part in a most interesting debate on Near FM.

The wide-ranging and detailed discussion focused on the period from the ill-fated Border Campaign of the 50’s through to the outbreak of The Troubles (or the Ulster Civil War as Michael refers to it).


Monday, 25 July 2011


Volume 19, Issue 1 available now

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Contents list for Volume 19, Issue 1
The challenges facing contemporary social theory
Piet Strydom
We do not live in an age of cosmopolitanism but an age of cosmopolitanisation: the ‘global other’ is in our midst
Ulrich Beck
Power and oppression from the perspective of the sociology of
engagements: a comparison with Bourdieu’s and Dewey’s critical
approaches to practical activities
Laurent Thévenot
Varieties of critique in sociological theory and their methodological implications for social research
Gerard Delanty
Theodicy sociologised: suffering smart in the twenty-first century
Steve Fuller
Gossip, conversation and group size: language as a bonding
Bernard Conein
The new welfare-warfare state: challenges to the sociological
Marinus Ossewaarde
Social theory and the critique of capitalism in a communication society
Patrick O’Mahony
Towards a cognitive sociology for our time: Habermas and Honneth or language and recognition…and beyond
Piet Strydom

Thursday, 21 July 2011

London Review of Books - one blog worth checking out

This week we've been reading the LRB blog.

With a wide selction of articles, from a very timely peice on The police and the Tabloids, to Tariq Ali's Homage to Sangakkara, it's well worth taking a look,


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Films of Alain Resnais

The BFI are celebrating one of France's most enigmatic and intriguing directors with a series of screenings and special events, starting today until the 4th August.

A full list of events can be found on the BFI website

Or, why not learn more about the enigmatic director in this illuminating introduction to his work,

Alain Resnais
By Emma Wilson

This title traces the evolving patterns of Resnais's filmmaking, and its changing reflections on mortality, guilt, chance and human doubt.

Emma Wilson offers a highly personal and detailed engagement with individual images and scenes in Resnais's films


Monday, 18 July 2011

The Peeps - New review

A new review of The Peeps has been posted on The Shrieking Violet blog,


Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Moving stories launch

WATERSTONE'S BRIGHTON will be hosting the UK launch of Alistair Thomson's Moving Stories on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Join us in celebrating the launch of Alistair Thomson's fascinating new book in conjunction with the University of Brighton and their exciting event on Memory, Narrative and Histories.

Read Alistair Thomson's recent article for The Conversation. Further details of the event are here or call: 01273 206 017

Monday, 27 June 2011

Take a walk on the wildside

The Peeps is a brand new book of photographs, interviews and commentary recording the origins, recent past and current regeneration of the Ancoats area of Manchester.

To celebrate the launch, international artist Dan Dubowitz and guest guides will lead a series of free walks around Ancoats – ‘A walk on the wildside’. These will discover the new award winning spaces and explore how artworks have been part of transforming the area.

A selection of Dubowitz’s internationally acclaimed photography from wastelands taken around the world between 2000 and 2010 will also be exhibited at The Ice Plant, Ancoats from 1–3 July, between 10am and 8pm (closes at 6pm on Sunday).

The walks take place as follows:

* Friday 1 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
* Saturday 2 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
* Sunday 3 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm

Meet at the Queen Victoria statue in Piccadilly Gardens. The walks last about an hour and are 1.5 miles long.

Launch of Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

By Dr Matt Cole

On Wednesday 15 June, the Richard Wainwright Liberals and Liberal Democrats was launched at a meeting in the Jubilee Room at the Houses of Parliament where he was joined by forty Lords, MPs, political activists and commentators for a discussion on the topic ‘Where now for radical Liberalism?’ The meeting was addressed by political figures from across parties and generations, including longest-serving Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith and Lisa Nandy, the 31-year-old Labour MP for Wigan.

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Simon Hughes described the book as “compulsory reading for the next generation of Liberal Democrat leaders” and the meeting was chaired by noted QC and author Baroness Helena Kennedy. Other contributors included former Liberal Leader Lord David Steel and Lord Greaves of Pendle, and amongst those present were Newsnight’s Michael Crick, BBC Parliament’s Mark D’Arcy, and representatives from think-tanks including the IPPR, Centre Forum, Unlock Democracy and the Joseph Rowntree Trust.

Dr Cole addressed a second launch meeting on Monday 20 June at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall, where a fifty-strong gathering of the Liberal Democrat History Group heard from Dr Cole, Lord Dholakia, Lady Floella Benjamin and Lady Clare Tyler.

Daniel Finkelstein writing in The Times (23 June 2011) described Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats as “engrossing” and “fascinating”, saying “reading Cole’s book, I found Wainwright’s life admirable and moving.”

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

War Correspondent exhibition opens

28th May to 2nd January 2012

A new exhibition revealing the people behind the news has recently opened at the Imperial War museum North.

See the bullet that deflected into Kate Adie’s leg in Lebanon, a burqa worn by John Simpson to secretly enter Afghanistan in 2001, the typewriter Michael Nicholson used to write his reports from Vietnam and one of Martin Bell’s trademark white suits, plus many more fascinating objects.

If this has pricked up your ears, why not take a look at Pockets of resistance, the most detailed, sophisticated and theoretically grounded analysis of wartime media coverage written to date.


Another title focusing of the reporting of war and conflict, The Politics of War Reporting (Nov 2011), will challenge the assumptions that reporters and their audiences alike have about the way the journalistic trade operates and how it sees the world.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Did you spot us at the Manchester Book market this weekend?

We were selling a hugh selection of favorites from the MUP back catalogue at the Book market in Manchester this weekend.

Thanks to everyone in Manchester who came to check out our stand.

See you next year!

Author Paul Phillips visits Manchester

Rhode Island based author Paul Phillips was in Manchester last week, and treated visitors at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation to a rare insight into the music and literature of Anthony Burgess.

Last year Paul published the highly acclaimed Clockwork Counterpoint, the first major study of the music and literature of Anthony Burgess.

Thank you to Paul for a very entertaining evening.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Moving stories author on ABC Radio

Alistair Thomson (Moving stories, Ten Pound Poms) has appeared on Australian national radio ABC. Follow this link to access the interview.

Monday, 16 May 2011


Redefining social justice
By Valerie Bryson and Pamela Fisher

By Valerie Bryson
The editors and contributors to Redefining social justice gathered at the University of Huddersfield last week to launch their brand new book.

The launch was part of a seminar series organised by the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. The audience was drawn from staff and postgraduate students, and they joined in a very lively round-table discussion.

The event enabled us to engage in inter-disciplinary conversation and up-date our findings - so after I had outlined the book's key findings and themes, we discussed in particular changes in Labour's electoral strategy (Tim Heppell), its policies on disability (Chris Gifford), and changes in NHS (Ruth Deery) and legal aid (Pete Sanderson) since the election. I found particularly interesting (as it was unfamiliar to me) the ongoing research by Lesley Jeffries into political language - she is involved in an ongoing research project documenting how this is changing - and has found that 'choice' was a word that increasingly appeared in political manifestos during the 1990s and early 2000s - but had practically disappeared by 2010.
Conversation continued informally over lunch.

More information about Redefining social justice can be found on our website.

From left to right: Chris Gifford, Lesley Jeffries, Peter Sanderson, me, Tim Heppell and Ruth Deery. Unfortunately Pamela Fisher was unable to attend due to illness.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Conference round-up

April 2011

We're in the middle of a busy conference season here at MUP. Our titles have been displayed at a number of different conferences this month, including the AHH (Association of Art Historians) and PSA (Political Studies Association).

The Rethinking Art's Histories series was launched at the AAH bookfair reception. Screen/Space, the latest title in the series was showcased to the delegates, while author Tamara Trodd gave an enlightening speech.

The PSA, one of the busiest politics conferences we visit, was also a resounding success. A huge number of our titles were on display, including the brand new The Conservative party and the extreme right 1945-1975, by Mark Pitchford. The conference also provided a perfect opportunity to catch up with many of our authors, and to discuss a number of exciting new projects (watch this space!).

This week you can visit us at BISA, which is being held not far from our offices in Manchester. We've already seen some very lively sessions, and had a chance to make contact with some very interesting delegates from across the globe. As usual, a wide selection of our titles are on display, and are available to purchase at the very generous conference discounts. So, do visit our stand if you're attending BISA this week.

Next month begins with The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) Annual Conference in Cork. We're particularly looking forward to this event as the Irish Journal of Sociology, which MUP now publish in conjunction with the SAI, will be launched during the conference. Issue 19 (1) will be published shortly, but delegates at the conference have the opportunity to get their hands on sample copies of the first two issues published by MUP.

If you're visiting the SAI annual conference, do stop by our stand to say hello!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Workshop on Gabriel Guarino’s Representing the king's splendour: Communication and reception of symbolic forms of power in Viceregal Naples.

This year has seen the publication of two new books on early modern Naples: John
Marino’s Becoming Neapolitan: Citizen culture in Baroque Naples and Gabriel Guarino’s Representing the king's splendour: Communication and reception of symbolic forms of power in Viceregal Naples (Manchester, 2011). Both of these books explore the dynamics of urban life in one of the most densely populated and vibrant cities in Europe in the early modern period.

The workshop proposes to discuss these two new works with their authors alongside new research on the varieties of citizen culture, contestation over urban space, civic symbols, and municipal power in Naples and comparative reflections on other cities in Italy and Spain. Speakers also include James Amelang, Peter Burke, Stephen Cummins, and Lorenza Gianfrancesco.

To register, please contact Melissa Calaresu (mtc12@cam.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New Labour and the European Union


By Oliver Daddow

The official launch of New Labour and the European Union was hosted by the Federal Trust in London on 7 April 2011. It was held in Mary Sumner House, off Tufton Street in Westminster, conveniently – given the subject matter – not far from Parliament, Downing Street and Whitehall. Around 50 people were in attendance, including academics, diplomats, business people, journalists, former New Labour advisers and members of think-tanks. MUP’s Tony Mason kindly came along to man the book stall, and the day proceeded very smoothly thanks to the hard work of everyone at the Federal Trust.

The launch involved three presentations followed by forty five minutes’ worth of questions and discussion, with a wine reception. In the first presentation Oliver Daddow outlined the central arguments in the book: that New Labour failed to convert the British people to the idea of a European future; that the Blair and Brown governments were operating in a largely hostile and Eurosceptical media and public opinion context after 1997; but that they could, nonetheless, have done a lot more through their information campaign on Europe to shift public opinion. This was yet another ‘missed opportunity’ for British European policy.
Following this outline of the book as a whole, the audience was treated to two commentaries on the book from invited commentators. The second speaker was Sir Stephen Wall, former UK Representative to the EU and Blair’s European adviser; the third speaker was Rt Hon Lord Radice, another to have worked closely with the government on European issues. Both gave insider recollections of key policy decisions and challenges from the time and, in the main, supported the crux of the book- that Blair and Brown did not live up to their early promise to construct a ‘pro-European’ consensus about the EU in Britain.

The commentaries and questions that followed centred on five principle issues:
First, was this a loss of nerve or a failure of leadership? A profound irony was noted, that New Labour inserted the word ‘lead’ and ‘leadership’ into almost every foreign policy speech, but on difficult issues such as the Europe question the government seemed incapable of demonstrating any sustained or convincing leadership at all.

Second, the influence of the Eurosceptical press was well covered, notably the influence of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper outlets. New Labour was stuck from the beginning in many ways because Murdoch supported Blair as leader but was equally hostile to the EU; meanwhile, the British public might have liked New Labour more than the Conservatives, but it was more appreciative of ‘Old Britain’. Neither Blair nor Brown had the ability or, as time progressed, the willingness, to alter these perceptions by uprooting established traditions of thinking about the nation’s role in the world.
Third, what place did referenda have in uprooting New Labour’s early intentions for its European policy, and what kind of referendum might have succeeded in putting the Europe issue to rest? Pledging a referendum but never holding one demonstrated a failure of leadership, and opened the way for a concerted referendum campaign on the part of the sceptical press, which exacerbated the government’s hesitancy to hold one- on the single currency or the Lisbon Treaty.

Fourth, Brown’s period at the Treasury effectively saw him wrest control over European policy from Blair very early on, via the announcement of the Treasury’s ‘five tests’ on euro membership in October 1997. This was, it seems, another example of Blair not demonstrating the level of far-sighted leadership required to keep momentum behind the ‘pro’ campaign, whatever the odd speech he made to the contrary. High hopes for the launch of the Britain in Europe in 1999 were just as quickly dashed, while the tests were used to delay having to make a firm decision on the single currency.
Finally, many participants remarked on the use British politicians make of ‘Europe’ as a political football. It is an issue that provides many examples of parties positioning themselves for best gain at the polls (Europe as a modernizing strategy for the Labour Party after the debacle of the 1980s, for example). Examples of ‘Europe’ being the principled pursuit of politicians are far fewer. By contrast, Europe has tended to be used by British foreign policy decision-makers as a prop to some rather dated global ambitions. In this regard, Blair, Brown and New Labour echoed tendencies going back as far as Churchill and before.

We learn from this book, and the vibrant launch discussions, that if Blair and Brown had not promised such a radical departure from previous practices perhaps we might not be so critical of the government’s European policy. But New Labour did make such promises, so it is well worth looking to the pre-Iraq New Labour as a way of holding former ministers to account for this sadly familiar European policy outcome.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

AAH 2011


The AAH 2011 conference kicks off today at The University of Warwick. As well as displaying a huge range of Art History titles, we'll also be launching Screen/Space, the latest title in the Rethinking Art's histories conference.

Visit our stand, and take advantage of some very generous conference discounts!

Monday, 28 March 2011

The Revels Plays to feature in the forthcoming season of Lewis, on ITV1

Revels Student Editions hit primetime ITV

The fifth series of hit drama Lewis has returned to ITV1 with Inspector Lewis and his partner Hathaway investigating more murders against the backdrop of the city of Oxford.

On 10th April, The White Devil by John Webster featured in an episode entitled 'Wild Justice' with a premise of Elizabethan and Jacobean revenge tragedy. Follow this link for more information on The Revels Student Editions to buy the book and to watch the episode.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

New Labour and the European Union


New Labour and the European Union
Dr Oliver Daddow

7th April 2011, The Federal Trust

Mary Sumner House,
24 Tufton Street,

Please email bethan.hirst@manchester.ac.uk if you would like to attend this launch event.

Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World


Volume 1 Issue 4 is now available to browse completely free of charge.

Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World is MUP's first open access journal. It's an international, multidisciplinary journal aimed at academics, undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and practitioners in the field.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Joan Miró

14 April – 11 September 2011

For the first time in over 50 years, the work of iconic artist Joan Miró (1893–1983) will be exhibited in the UK. The Tate Modern is providing a rare opportunity to enjoy over 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures by one of the leading artists of the early twentieth century.

Those interested in the work of Joan Miró should check out Fixed Ecstasy, by Charles Palermo. The book focuses on Miró's work and enterprises in the 1920s, and analyses some of the most important works of his career.

Friday, 4 March 2011


A history of British sports medicine by Vanessa Heggie Monday 14th March , 4.30 - 6.00pm The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge 50% OFF THE RRP FOR ALL LAUNCH ATTENDEES!

Launch event to coincide with the marking of twenty years since the formation of the Voluntary Action History Society (1991-2011)

An afternoon seminar on 18 April at LSE will include papers by Professor Bernard Harris (University of Southampton) and Associate Professor Melanie Oppenheimer (Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world).

For more information and to book a place please follow this link

Launch event for In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature and its Afterlife

John Anderson taught medieval literature at the University of Manchester for nearly 40 years. This book, edited by David Matthews, pays tribute to his career and its diverse interests.

Please join us to celebrate John’s career and the publication of In Strange Countries.

Tuesday 8 March 2011, 6pm The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Author interviewed in The Latin American Review of Books

Nathanial Gardner, author of Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela by Elena Poniatowska has been interviewed in the new edition of The Latin American Review of Books.

A new website for 'More work! Less pay!'

'More work! Less pay!' now has its own dedicated website. As well as providing vital information on the book, it's hoped the website will provide those interested in the Italian Left in the 1970s a much needed forum for discussion.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The BBC gets behind new release!

The BBC have featured Antony Phillips' & Colin Phillips' An Historical Atlas of Staffordshire in the History section of their informative Stoke and Staffordshire website. To read the feature click here.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Catholic police officers in Northern Ireland

The University of Ulster Law School and the Irish Association are sponsoring the launch of Catholic police officers in Northern Ireland.

Speakers include Peter Sheridan, former Assistant Chief Constable and Chief Executive of Cooperation Ireland, Dr Mary O'Rawe from the Policing and Human Security Research Group, and the author Dr Mary Gethins.

The launch will take place at The University of Ulster on 10th March at 5.30pm. Anyone interested in attending the launch should email Alan Burnside at alanburnside1@yahoo.co.uk.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Voluntary Action History Society and LSE invite you to celebrate the launch of Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world
Edited by Melanie Oppenheimer and Nicholas Deakin

An afternoon seminar (3-5pm) will include a paper by Melanie Oppenheimer. An evening reception (5-7pm) will feature the book launch and short talks by Nicholas Deakin and Justin Davis Smith, Chief Executive of Volunteering England.

Monday 18 April 2011
London School of Economics

RSVP g.brewis@ioe.ac.uk Please indicate whether you wish to attend the afternoon or evening session or both. For more information www.vahs.org.uk

Monday, 7 February 2011

Are you attending The Production Show?

15th - 17th Feb 2011
Earls Court 2, London

Then we think you'll also be interested in Cue & Cut, A practical approach to working in multi-camera studios. It’s full of useful information about kit, and how you would use it to create multi-camera content.

Written by a Roger Singleton-Turner, a multi-camera producer-director with years of drama and teaching experience, it presents both a way of handling studios and a source of information about how things have changed from the days of monochrome to HD tapeless modes – with some thoughts on 3D HDTV.

Find out more about the The Production Show

Find out more about Cue & Cut

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Liverpool University to host launch of Pockets of resistance

We're pleased to announce the launch of Pockets of resistance. The launch will be held at the Communicating War conference on the 28th January.

Organised by the Department of Communication & Media at Liverpool University, the one-day conference aims to bring together a range of academic researchers from the fields of media and communication, international relations, literary and visual culture to discuss the ways in which the causes and consequences of war are portrayed through diverse texts, artwork and media.

The official conference website explains how you can sign up for the conference.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Constitution Unit blog

Author of The Northern Ireland Experience of Conflict and Agreement, Robin Wilson, talks about his new book on the Constitution Unit blog.

Read his latest blog post.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

AS Byatt to attend MUP Launch!

Book launch A S byatt: critical storytelling

Thursday 20 January 2011, 6-8pm

Main Foyer, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster, London W1B 2UW

You are warmly invited to join Dame Antonia Byatt and the authors to celebrate the publication of this new monograph on A S Byatt's work.

This stimulating and comprehensive study of A S Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers insightful readings of all of Byatt's works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's Book. The authors combine a clear and accessible overview of Byatt's oeuvre to date with close critical analysis of all her major works. Uniquely, the book also points beyond the immediate context of Byatt's fiction by considering her critical writings and journalism alongside her novels and short stories.

To book your place, please visit westminster.ac.uk/criticalstorytelling

Monday, 10 January 2011

Launch event

Material Relations: Domestic Interiors and Middle-Class Families in England, 1850-1910
by Jane Hamlett

The launch of Material Relations will be held on Wednesday January 12th 6-9pm at Royal Holloway University.

Anyone interested in attending the event should contact bethan.hirst@manchester.ac.uk.

Friday, 7 January 2011

MeCCSA conference 2011
12-14 January 2011, The Lowry, Salford Quays

Attending the MeCCSA conference this year?

MUP will be present on all three days of the conference, with a huge range of front and backlist titles. It's the perfect opportunity to browse our books and take advantage of some exclusive conference discounts!

See you there

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Mobilising classics
Reading radical writing in Ireland
Fiona Dukelow and Orla O'Donovan

The book will be launched on 24th January at the University College Cork by Michael D. Higgins.

The launch will also include a seminar by Bernadette McAliskey on Republicanism Revisited - Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man.

Anyone interested in attending the launch should contact bethan.hirst@manchester.ac.uk.

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2010

Three of our titles have been awarded in the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010!

The Politics of Alcohol by James Nicholls

Fighting Like the Devil for the Sake of God by Mark Doyle

Cultures of Violence by Ivan Evans