Lund University Press

Manchester University Press is proud to be a partner of Lund University Press. We carry out the production, publication and distribution of all Lund University Press titles as open access ebook editions that publish simultaneously alongside affordable print editions.

A key part of Lund’s mission is to publish all their titles open access, in order to bring Lund scholarship to a wider global audience with professionally produced and fully accessible ebook editions. As Lund University Press Director Marianne Thormählen says, ‘Through our partnership with Manchester University Press, we are able to ensure that our research is known and freely available around the world. Open access is a cornerstone in this process.’

Lund University Press has already published 11 high-quality and rigorously peer-reviewed books in the humanities, theology and social sciences with MUP. Some of Lund’s titles are written in English for an international audience, while others are written in another language, usually Swedish, and then translated into English by professional translators. By collaborating with Lund University Press, MUP is proud to support the dissemination and discovery of Lund research, connecting English-speaking audiences across the globe with Scandinavian scholarship.

Titles published so far range from Heritopia by Jes Wienberg, which explores the multiple meanings of heritage and its relationship with the present, and Johan Östling’s history of Humboldt and the modern German university, to Erik Hedling’s edited volume on Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, and Exposed by Mia-Marie Hammarlin, which illuminates the personal experience of being at the centre of a media scandal. And not to forget Incest in Sweden, 1680–1940 by Bonnie Clementsson, which is currently the fifth most-accessed open access title on manchesterhive!

Lund University Press’s newest book is going through the final stages of production and will publish this October. Religious Enlightenment in the eighteenth-century Nordic countries celebrates Nordic attitudes to Lutheranism and the Enlightenment period. Where much academic material has focused on the religious enlightenment in Western Europe, editors Ljungberg and Sidenvall offer a timely reconsideration of a complex period in European history from a Northern European perspective. The volume’s 14 chapters illuminate how Lutheran confession became interwoven into eighteenth-century religion and the Enlightenment movement across Europe.

All Lund University Press books can be downloaded or viewed online in PDF format at OAPEN and in both PDF and full-text formats on manchesterhive

by Hannah McQuinn, MUP intern