Irish Studies, News

Moving Histories author Jennifer Redmond attends International Women’s Day event with the President of Ireland

On Friday 8th March 2019, Moving Histories author Jennifer Redmond was invited to an event with President Higgins to celebrate “Women In The Sciences” for International Women’s Day at Áras an Uachtaráin.

The reception at Áras an Uachtaráin aimed to apply the 2019 theme of  #BalanceforBetter to the realm of academia, highlighting the benefit of diversity in academic work and paying tribute to the work of Ireland’s female researchers. You can watch, listen to, or read President Higgins’ speech from the event on the President of Ireland website, as well as find out some more information about the event.

Below are some photos from Jennifer’s day which the team at Áras an Uachtaráin have kindly shared with us.

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Moving Histories explores the story of Irish female emigrants in Britain, from their working lives to their personal relationships. Using a wide range of sources, including some previously unavailable, this book offers a new appraisal of an important, but often forgotten, group of Irish migrants.


For more information about Moving Histories, please visit the Liverpool University Press website.


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Fabrizio Nevola joins Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe as Series Editor

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce that Professor Fabrizio Nevola is joining Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe as a series editor.

Fabrizio Nevola is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, and Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies at Exeter. He has held research fellowships at the University of Warwick, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Medici Archive Project, and Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti in Florence. His book, Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture. Nevola’s recent work includes Hidden Florence, a digital humanities collaboration with industry-leaders in GPS-triggered city audio tours that created a mobile phone App guide to Renaissance Florence (published 2014; updates 2016).

Fellow series editors Professor Yolanda Plumley, Professor Oliver Creighton and Professor Anthony Musson said ‘Fabrizio is a leading international specialist on late medieval and Early Modern art history and visual culture, and has published extensively on urban spaces, palaces and households in Italy and on the ritual use of public spaces, and urban identity, and is currently researching city streets as social spaces and urban iconography. He will bring invaluable experience and expertise to the series, especially as we develop major strands in the areas of material culture and the environment, and on the arts and society.’

Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe explores the history of societies, culture, the arts and the environment in the Middle Ages. Complementing the renowned Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies series, it has a chronological range of c. 500-1500, a broad European focus and a multi-disciplinary perspective. It includes three major strands:

  • Material culture, including the applied arts and architecture
  • Music, sound studies, art history and visual culture
  • Archaeology and landscape history, including the urban environment

If you would like to submit a book proposal to the series please get in touch with Clare Litt at You can find out more about the series here.


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LUP extends support for author sharing by adopting Kudos S-PDF

Kudos, the award-winning platform for managing research dissemination, has announced 7 more publisher partners have signed up to switch on the Shareable PDF (S-PDF) feature and enable their authors to use Kudos for managing and evaluating PDF-based sharing.

S-PDF makes it easy for researchers to create and share plain language summaries of their work, encapsulated in PDFs that can be uploaded to PDF-based sharing services.

The service has been widely adopted by authors as well as publishers, with over 5,000 authors having shared S-PDFs since launch. They benefit from S-PDF’s ability to ‘report back’ on the readership of work in otherwise closed websites, enabling the discovery value of these sites to be compared on a like-for-like basis with other online and offline sharing efforts, via Kudos’ unique dissemination management service.

S-PDFs link readers through to full text on publisher websites, and dovetail neatly with other initiatives designed to help researchers improve copyright-compliant visibility for their work on scholarly collaboration networks and via other PDF-based sharing platforms and media.

As well as Liverpool University Press, the most recent publishers to sign up are:

Annals of Saudi Medicine
ASTM International
Edinburgh University Press
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)

Read the full press release here.

Find out more about how Kudos can help increase the impact of your research here.


2018 Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium ‘In Conversation with Pep Guardiola’ and launch of Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool is delighted to invite students, members of staff and the general public to the 2018 Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium ‘In Conversation with Pep Guardiola’, which will take place on Wednesday 21st November. 

This year’s symposium will consider new movements and the latest cutting-edge research within the discipline of Iberian and Latin American Studies, with a special emphasis on sports, politics and culture. Our renowned Peers Annual Lecture will be delivered by Pep Guardiola, professional football manager and former football player, in conversation with staff from the Department.

The conversation will be followed by live questions posed by the audience, and will establish a fruitful dialogue with the ‘Football, Politics and Culture’ panel. In this panel, three leading scholars (Dr Par Kumaraswami –University of Reading–; Professor Matthew Brown –University of Bristol–; and Dr Louise Johnson –University of Sheffield–) will present their research on the topic within the Hispanic world.

The 2018 Symposium will also host the launch of the brand-new Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies (Liverpool University Press).

The E Allison Peers Symposium is an annual symposium hosted by Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK since 2009. It is named for Edgar Allison Peers (1891-1952), Gilmour Chair of Spanish at Liverpool for thirty years from 1922, founder of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and a pioneer of Spanish and Catalan Studies.

Professor Peers left a substantial bequest for the support of Hispanic Studies at Liverpool, which he stipulated was to be spent to promote the teaching of Spanish, and we are very grateful to him for enabling the University of Liverpool to hold these exciting annual events.

Liverpool now teaches and researches all five of the principal Iberian languages – Basque, Castilian, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese – and the Symposium provides an outstanding opportunity to bring some of the best thinkers and practitioners across all of these fields to Liverpool to share and discuss ideas, research and practice.

The Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium will take place on 21st November 2018, 4-8 pm, in the Sherrington Building.

The event is completely free, but registration is essential.

Registration will open on Monday 24 September 2018 at 9 am. 

Register here >


Liverpool University Press partners with The Conversation

In the first agreement of its kind, Liverpool University Press has become the inaugural university press partner of The Conversation UK (, an independent source of news and views sourced from university academics and researchers and delivered direct to the public.

Since its UK launch in 2013, The Conversation has brought the expertise of university academics and new research to a broad audience. The Conversation aims to improve the quality of public debate by ensuring the views of experts are heard. The partnership means LUP can help its authors boost the impact of their work through The Conversation’s explanatory journalism on a platform “free of commercial or political bias” which reached a readership of 110 million in 2017-18. LUP’s partnership provides access to The Conversation’s editorial team and opportunities for its authors to provide their expertise to The Conversation’s readers worldwide.

Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press, explained: ‘Working with The Conversation UK will present our book and journal authors with the opportunity to amplify their research, raising awareness of their publications with LUP but also making the most of the opportunity to spread their ideas and put them on a pathway to impact. They will also benefit from The Conversation’s robust analytics to track engagement with their articles.’

Chris Waiting, Chief Executive of the Conversation UK, added: ‘To date our partners have been universities: collaboration with university presses, widely recognised for their commitment to publishing high quality scholarship, fits well with our aim of bringing academic expertise to a broader audience. We are delighted to work with Liverpool University Press, an imprint that exemplifies modern university press values and the access to quality information that The Conversation delivers.’

Commissioning Editor Chloe Johnson will co-ordinate the submission of news articles from LUP authors to The Conversation.