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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

This NAIDOC Week, Sydney University Press is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history and cultural heritage. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and we pay our respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal custodianship of Country.

Charles Dickens and Australia

While Charles Dickens never visited Australia, he was very interested in the land ‘down under’. As the Editor-in-Chief and the ‘Conductor’ he was...

A glimpse into our publishing past

A glimpse into our publishing past

One of the perks of being part of the University Library is sitting just across the hall from Rare Books and Special Collections, home to all kinds of treasures. Recently, a colleague from Rare Books appeared in the SUP office carrying a blast from our past: an Sydney University Press manuscript box from the 1960s. 

Q & A with Elizabeth Jo

Q & A with Elizabeth Jo

Elizabeth Jo is in her last semester of the Master of Publishing degree at the University of Sydney. As part of the degree, Elizabeth interned at SUP from March to June 2021.

Academic book publishing: where to next?

As a scholarly publisher, Sydney University Press is committed not only to publishing new research-based books, but also to understanding the academic publishing ecosystem, how it is evolving, and what this means for our authors and readers.

SUP joins the Round Table

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As we celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day, established 10 years ago to stimulate ‘talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion’, we are delighted to announce that Sydney University Press has just joined the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities.

Q & A with Melissa Kennedy, editor of A Land in Between

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Melissa Kennedy is a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia for the Project Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is the editor of A Land in Between: The Orontes Valley in the Early Urban Age, a book which documents the material culture and socio-political relationships of the Orontes Valley and its neighbours from the fourth through to the second millennium BCE (photo from the author archives).

Eight Tips for Turning Your PhD Thesis into a Book

Eight Tips for Turning Your PhD Thesis into a Book

By Agata Mrva-Montoya

Congratulations! After years of doing research and writing, you finally joined the ranks of freshly minted PhDs. You even have an endorsement from your examiners – ‘this work is brilliant and should be published’. So, you send it in to a publisher, then another one or two. And your proposal gets knocked back, time after time. Why? 

Q & A with Alex Christodoulou

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Alex Christodoulou has been part of the SUP team from February to April 2021. He will soon complete the Master of Publishing at Sydney University, and is eager to see more diverse voices in Australian print.

Q & A with David Brooks, author of Animal Dreams

Q & A with David Brooks, author of Animal Dreams
David Brooks is a poet, novelist, short fiction writer and essayist. He has taught literature at various Australian universities and is honorary as...

Birds of paradise: aesthetic wonders that dance and move and stimulate ideas

Birds of paradise: aesthetic wonders that dance and move and stimulate ideas
By Alex Christodoulou It’s impossible to watch a mating dance by one of the forty-two species of birds of paradise and not marvel at what magnifice...

The thalidomide story

By Dr Janet McCredie AM Between 1958 and 1962, thousands of babies across the Western world were unaccountably born with a plethora of physical de...