A treasure trove including illuminated manuscripts, personal papers and many more of the most prized and remarkable items from Special Collections at UCL.
A delightful tour of the Petrie museum – home to one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world.
A fascinating journey through the Dutch Golden Age and a glimpse into the unique Anglo-Dutch connections that were forged at this time.
Competition: Win a signed copy of bestselling author Lisa Jardine’s fascinating Temptation in the Archives
To celebrate the new title Temptation in the Archives: Essays in Golden Age Dutch Culture by our inaugural author Lisa Jardine, we will be giving three lucky winners a signed copy of Temptation in the Archives and a lovely UCL Press tote bag to carry it in. The competition starts today Monday 15 June and will run for one week.
Published: Jun 15, 2015 3:21:37 PM
UCL Press was launched with a fanfare and a blaze of publicity on 4 June 2015. 150 people attended a gala event to inaugurate the Press on a beautiful early Summer’s evening. The re-launch of UCL Press is historic because UCL Press is now the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press. Our guest of honour was Professor Lisa Jardine, whose book Temptation in the Archives: Essays in Golden Age Dutch Culture is the first book to be published by UCL Press as an Open Access output.
Published: Jun 5, 2015 3:55:41 PM
About a year ago, it dawned on the staff of UCL’s Petrie Museum that the centenary of our opening was not far off. To mark the occasion the team decided that a souvenir publication would be fitting tribute for such an internationally renowned collection. Time to produce such a book, however, was short. Fortunately, UCL Press received the proposal positively and the scramble to pull together the volume began.
Published: Jun 4, 2015 11:28:04 AM
When I was first commissioned to write the Treasures from UCL book in the summer of 2012, to promote the UCL Special Collections, I was absolutely delighted to take on the job and really excited at the prospect. Not only did it mean a great opportunity to publicise the Library’s wonderful collections, but it also meant I was able to revisit the numerous fabulous treasures that UCL holds, always a joy.
Published: Jun 3, 2015 3:19:20 PM
Welcome to the first edition of the UCL Press publishing catalogue. We are delighted to inform you of our first publications, including award winning author Lisa Jardine’s Temptation in the Archives. All our books are freely available to download in open access digital editions, and in print or ebook copies for sale through book retailers.
Published: May 28, 2015 12:07:00 PM