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The Spectral Arctic: A History of Ghosts and Dreams in Polar Exploration

Re-thinking our understanding of Arctic exploration by paying attention to the importance of dreams and ghosts in the quest for the Northwest Passage.

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Consumer Data Research

The first consolidated statement of the enormous potential of consumer data research in the academic, commercial and government sectors – and a timely appraisal of the ways in which consumer data challenge scientific orthodoxies.

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Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age

An exploration of the nature of digital objects in museums, asking us to question our assumptions about the material, social, and political foundations of digital practices.

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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 […]

Futures of academic publishing

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Today’s guest post is by Ilan Kelman, from UCL’s Institute for Global Health and Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, editor of Arcticness: Power and Voice from the North, and is part of a special series to celebrate UCL Press reaching one million downloads.  Are the days over of roaming the dusty library shelves for sombre […]

Brexit and the democratisation of knowledge

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Today’s guest post is by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger, editors of Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, and is part of a special series to celebrate UCL Press reaching one million downloads.  We started working on Brexit and Beyond in early 2017 when we realised there was a distinct gap in the market […]

A celebration of one million downloads

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

On Monday evening, the UCL Press team were delighted to celebrate reaching one million downloads of its open access books and journals with authors, academics, senior university members and other honoured guests. The event took place in UCL’s beautiful North Cloisters. Since the press was re-established as a fully open access press in 2015, its […]

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