Art, History, Liverpool Interest

Who were the ship portraitists and marine artists who worked in Liverpool?

A Dictionary of Liverpool Ship Portraitists and Marine Artists by Anthony Tibbles is an illustrated dictionary providing comprehensive biographical and artistic information about all the ship portraitists and marine artists who worked in and around the port of Liverpool from the late eighteenth century until the present day. To celebrate the publication of this new … Continue reading


Women’s Libraries in Late Medieval Bourbonnais, Burgundy and France

S.C. Kaplan takes us through her experience writing Women's Libraries in Late Medieval Bourbonnais, Burgundy, and France: A Family Affair. This new book is about women's reading and their intellectual influence--on each other, but also on the men around them and on the different French-speaking courts more generally--as demonstrated through the literature that they shared with … Continue reading

History, Journals, Political History, postcolonial studies

Looking Ahead After 60 Years: ‘Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History’ marks its 60th anniversary

This year Labour History: a Journal of Labour and Social History marks its 60th anniversary with a mix of reminiscence and anticipation in its latest issue. To mark the occasion, Editor Diane Kirkby has selected articles from past issues of the journal which will be available free to read for the next month.


The colonised curriculum? Lessons from Black Victorian history…

Today, activists, students and educators are working to redress the many colonial legacies in our education systems. As well as challenging statues and monuments to colonial ‘great men’, decolonising approaches to education query the canon and traditional syllabi, inequalities of experience predicated on racism, and diversity measures that so often fail adequately to address them. … Continue reading

History, Journals, Literature, News

Celebrating Disability History Month 2022

From 16th November to 16th December 2022 it is Disability History Month throughout the UK, with events throughout the month celebrating the themes of Disability, Health and Wellbeing. To mark this, the team at Liverpool University Press have put together a curated reading list full of OA and free to read content.