History 2024 at MUP

Posted by rhiandavies - Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024


Looking ahead to the History list for 2024, we have an exciting year ahead of us with new developments underway.

2023 was a stellar year for the History list at MUP with multiple prize nominations and new additions to ongoing series.

Queer History in 2024

This year, MUP is excitied to grow our list of queer histories. By focusing on these narratives, we hope to ensure that the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals are acknowledged and celebrated. This initiative is not just about diversity; it’s about recognizing and appreciating the different stories that make up our society.

Red Closet
by Rustam Alexander

Queer beyond London
by Matt Cook and Alison Oram

Imperialism and colonialism in 2024 

When the Studies in Imperialism series was founded almost forty years ago, its central assumption was that ‘imperialism as a cultural phenomenon had as significant an effect on the dominant as on the subordinate societies’. With around two hundred titles now published, this remains the prime concern. The series has been a proud home to monographs and edited volumes covering a huge range of topics, including gender, migration, decolonisation, environment, religion, monarchy, family, politics, law, education, culture, and museums. Our aim in 2024 is to continue this growth and foster awareness, empathy, and a deeper understanding of the world we live in today.

Gender in 2024

In 2024, our MUP is excited to expand the range of books exploring gender studies. By offering a broader perspective on gender, we plan to break down stereotypes and create spaces for untold stories to be heard. We are already off to a great start, our open access book, Men and masculinities published this January offers a striking and pointed reflection on what histories of masculinity in modern Britain have been and where they might go next.

Men and masculinities
edited by Matt Houlbrook, Katie Jones and Ben Mechen

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