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Sustainable Food Systems: Role of the City

A leading expert in urban agriculture offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis.

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An Anthropology of Landscape

An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it.

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Radical Americas Journal

Brand new journal exploring the historical, political and social contexts that have underpinned radicalism in the Americas.

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New Release: Key Concepts in Public Archaeology

We are delighted to announce the publication of Key Concepts in Public Archaeology, edited by Gabriel Moshenska. This book is published as a ‘living book’ on UCL Press’s innovative digital platform. The first nine chapters are published in February 2017, with further chapters being added over the following months, to form an ongoing and developing resource on this fascinating topic.

Published: Feb 21, 2017 9:01:06 AM

Brand New Journal: The Radical Americas Journal

We are delighted to announce the publication of a brand new journal: The Radical Americas JournalThe Radical Americas Journal explores the historical, political and social contexts that have underpinned radicalism in the Americas, engaging fully with the cross-currents of activism which connect North, Central and South America along with the Caribbean. The interconnected histories of power and protest are rarely contained within national boundaries, and a full understanding of radicalism in the Americas, therefore, requires hemispheric scholarly approaches.

Published: Jan 12, 2017 9:08:25 AM


An Interview with Robert Biel, author of Sustainable Food Systems: Role of the City

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

I’m intrigued about your pathway into this topic. Well it converged from two directions. I’ve been an allotment holder for 15 years, experimenting with a low-input, high-productivity method where you work alongside natural systems, not against them.  That was a hobby, something I loved doing.  Professionally, I was teaching international relations theory, which is a […]

UCL Press wins UCL Brand Ambassador award

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UCL Press was thrilled to win the UCL Brand Ambassador award at the UCL professional services awards yesterday. The award was made for the global reach UCL Press’s books and journals have achieved, with download figures now close to 200,000 in over 200 countries since its launch in June 2015. When UCL Press launched, it […]

An Excerpt for Valentines Day: Romantic relationships on social media

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Today’s excerpt is from Social Media in Industrial China by Xinyuan Wang, UCL Deprtment of Anthropology. Every day after work, a group of young female factory workers leaves the factory plant together, hand in hand. All of them are unmarried young women, and gossip about relationships is always the most popular topic. Girls chatter avidly on the 10-minute walk […]

UCL Press and Academic Book of the Future BOOC presentation

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Last week Lara Speicher (Publishing Manager, UCL Press) and I presented a session at the British Library on UCL Press and its new online BOOC platform as part of the second Academic Book Week (23-28 January 2017). Our presentation consisted of an overview of UCL Press followed by an introduction to our new online publication […]

From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?

Friday, 20 January 2017

Today’s guest blog is by Xinyuan Wang of UCL’s Department of Anthropology. She is author of Social Media in Industrial China Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal in tone from the comment he made immediately after the US election that the “the […]

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