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Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia

A fascinating anthropology of forgetting, repair and urban traces.

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The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity

A unique exploration of authenticity at the heart of Sinhala nationalism in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Sri Lanka.

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Archaeologists in Print

Archaeologists in Print

A riveting history of popular publishing in archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a pivotal period of expansion and development in both archaeology and publishing.

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Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History launch in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

We are delighted to inform you of  a public launch event for Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History, sponsored by The American Institiute of Sri Lankan Studies. The launch will feature the editors Alan Strathern (Oxford University) and Zoltán Biedermann (University College London), in conversation with Jagath Weerasinghe (Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology) and Anne […]

New Open Access Books for July 2018

Monday, 02 July 2018

This month we have two new open access books that will transport you to far-away places: Sri Lanka and Estonia. On July 2nd, we bring you The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity: A Cultural Genealogy of Sinhala Nationalism, Harshana Rambukwella’s fascinating exploration of the role of cultural authenticity in the making of nations. Placing authenticity at the heart of […]

Author Experience: Nick Piercey

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Today’s guest post is by Nick Piercey, author of  Four Histories about Early Dutch Football 1910–1920: Constructing Discourses , Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Sport History in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at Manchester Metropolitan University and an Honorary Research Associate in UCL’s Department of Dutch in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & […]

New open access books for June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

June brings adventuring archaeologists, cattle herders and a fascinating look into the British Library’s collection of Canadian photography. Knowledge Sovereignty Among African Cattle Herders (20th June) argues that indigenous knowledge can be viewed as a stand-alone science, and that a community’s rights over ownership should be defended by government officials, development planners and policy makers, […]

Sri Lanka? A book on Sri Lankan history?

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Today’s guest post is by Zoltán Biedermann, editor of Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History and Senior Lecturer and Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at UCL. and is part of a special series to celebrate UCL Press reaching one million downloads. Sri Lanka? A book on Sri Lankan history? How many copies would that […]

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