UK Disability History Month

November 16th – December 16th is UK Disability History Month.

To mark the campaign, we have created a bespoke reading list aiming to promote understanding, awareness, and appreciation for the diverse history and experiences within the disability community.

Take a look at the reading list we have curated here

Over a purple and yellow abstract background is the logo for UK Disability History Month – a black triangle with the name inside a yellow circle. Beside the logo is the text, ‘Disability History Month Reading List 2023. 16th November – 16th December.

Issue 5.2 of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs is now available to read!

This issue features a special section edited by Darryl Stellmach and Larissa Fast on humanitarian use and debates around medical data, an introduction from Duncan McLean, as well as three general papers on humanitarianism in South Sudan.

Read the open access journal for free here.

A figure stands on the horizon, silhouetted by a white moon. The title of the issue, ‘The Journal of Humanitarian affairs volume 5.2’ is written in white and purple contrasting with the purple and orange scenery in the background.

Open access texts in collaboration with Lund University Press

We’re very happy to spotlight our collaboration with Lund University Press, bringing cutting-edge Scandinavian scholarship to English-speaking audiences.

You can read about our collaboration with Lund in our latest blogpost here.

Take a look through the growing list of Open Access Lund University Press books here!

Over the Swedish flag are three book covers: Incest in Sweden, 1680-1940, Heritopia and Humboldt and the modern German university. Over a grey banner are the logos of Lund University and Manchester University Press. The text says: Open access scholarship in collaboration with Lund University.

Discover a world of knowledge with our SDG reading list!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the world? Look no further! We've curated an inspiring reading list that aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dive into thought-provoking books that tackle various global challenges head-on.

Check out our reading list here!

The Sustainable Development Goals logo beside the SDG wheel separated into 17 colourful slices representing the 17 sustainability goals as outlined by the UN.

Anglophobia in Fascist Italy

Manchester University Press is proud to participate in the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot, collaborating with Longleaf alongside 18 other university presses to bring academic history titles to a wide readership by making open access ebooks available to all for free, anywhere in the world. Read Anglophobia in Fascist Italy now on manchesterhive

The cover to Anglophobia in Fascist Italy features a satirical caricature of a British man, greedily picking the pocket of a corpse. Matching the book’s red and white colour scheme is a border, featuring text that says, ‘Jacopo Pili’s Anglophobia in Fascist Italy is open access thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’, with the foundation’s logo below.

Bog bodies

Melanie Giles' award-winning open access book Bog bodies has been commended for its sensitive treatment of the study, preservation and display of human remains. Discover stories of Manchester's local peatlands, with 60 colour illustrations and including the 'cold case' forensic study of Worsley Man, now on manchesterhive.

Read Bog bodies online now

In a black and gold colour-scheme, the book Bog bodies is presented alongside text reading: Winner of the Current Archaeology Awards 2022 Book of the year. Beneath is a quote from Neil Redfern of British Archaeology: 'I am left saying, hell yes - this is archaeology. Archaeology of the very best kind - the kind that helps you explore what it is to be human.' The cover of Bog bodies shows the well-preserved head of the Tollund Man.