“A word on Academies”: the Beat Generation writers on higher education

The Beats and the Academy: A Renegotiation - an essay collection newly published from Clemson University Press -  explores the tensions between Beat writers and the academic institutions in which they studied and taught. In this blog post the volume's editors Erik Mortenson and Tony Trigilio probe our understanding of the historical tensions between these … Continue reading


Almanacs: The Smartphones of the Early Modern World

Francesco A. Morriello's Messengers of Empire: Print and Revolution in the Atlantic World is the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book reveals how revolution shaped the circulation of information in the Atlantic world. In this blog post, Francesco A. Morriello discusses the parallels between today's smartphones and the early modern equivalent, the … Continue reading

Heritage and Landscape

The Soho Manufactory, Mint and Foundry, West Midlands: Where Boulton, Watt and Murdoch made History

The Soho Manufactory, Mint and Foundry, West Midlands: Where Boulton, Watt and Murdoch made History by George Demidowicz, published by Historic England and Liverpool University Press in February 2022, provides a comprehensive analysis of the ground-breaking historic industrial complex, created to the west of Birmingham in the eighteenth century and associated with Matthew Boulton, James … Continue reading

Journals, News

International Development Planning Review welcomes two new additions to the editorial team

International Development Planning Review is a peer-reviewed journal which provides an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy in the global South. We hear from the co-editors of the journal as two new appointments are made to the journal's editorial team.

Literature, News, Poetry, postcolonial studies

Liverpool University Press Announces Participation in Path to Open Initiative

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce its participation in a new Open Access (OA) monograph scheme, Path to Open, in partnership with JSTOR.