Human Remains & Violence Issue 10.1

The follow up to last year’s special issue (vol 9.2) continues in vol 10.1: Actions for the missing: scientific and vernacular forms of war dead accounting (part 2), featuring articles from Tâm T. T. Ngô , Đạt Nguyễn, Sarah Wagner, and Heonik Kwon.

Read this open access journal here.


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Introducing our newest digital collection – Irish Studies

This collection features over 130 titles central to Irish history, literature, humanity, politics, and religion, offering insightful perspectives on the complex tapestry of Ireland's past and present.

Purchasing options can be found here.

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Culture is not an industry

Culture is not an industry: Reclaiming art and culture for the common good by Justin O'Connor argues that art and culture in the UK need to renew their social contract and re-align with the radical agenda for a more equitable future. Bold and uncompromising, the book offers a powerful vision for change.

Purchasing options can be found here.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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