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Welcoming Research for All to UCL Press and ScienceOpen

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Alison Fox

We are pleased to announce that Research for All is the latest journal based at the UCL Institute of Education to be hosted on ScienceOpen, as part of the UCL Press family.

Research for All

In conjunction with this announcement, we are also delighted to promote the latest issue of Research for All! The journal joins the Film Education Journal, the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning and the London Review of Education on ScienceOpen.

ScienceOpen provides full open access hosting and metadata distribution services for these journals, placing them within the context of over five hundred curated collections and 63 million publication records.

Research for All is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on research involving universities and communities, services or industries working together. It features theoretical and empirical analysis alongside authoritative commentary to explore a range of themes that are key to engaged research. As a collaboration between UCL and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, with associate editors that are academics and professionals working in a wide range of fields, it highlights the potential in active public engagement for robust academic study, the development of involved communities and the impact of research. As such, it is a journal for everyone involved in engaged research.

Here are some highlights in the eighth edition of Research for All, released today:

We are excited to welcome Research for All to UCL Press and look forward to increasing awareness of the journal to a broader audience. Research for All is an exemplary forum for providing peer-reviewed, open access works that directly involve people outside the typical research community, which will make the impact of scientific questioning that much greater.   

 

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Summer Update: July and August 2020

Posted on September 08, 2020 by Alison Fox

COVID-19 has seen our publishing team, and most of our authors and editors, all move to remote working. We’re really proud that, in spite of this, we’ve continued to publish into our busy books programme over the Summer. Read on for more information on our Summer Publications, and details of how to access the OA versions.

In addition we’ve also just published our Autumn/ Winter 2020/21 catalogue, please do take a look at what we’ve got coming out over the next 6 months.

Just Published

Refuge in a Moving World
Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines
Edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Refuge in a Moving World draws together more than thirty contributions from multiple disciplines and fields of research and practice to discuss different ways of engaging with, and responding to, migration and displacement.
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Restaging the Past
Historical Pageants, Culture and Society in Modern Britain
Edited by Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Alexander Hutton, and Paul Readman
The first collection devoted to the study of historical pageants in Britain, ranging from their Edwardian origins to the present day.
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A Grammar of Paraguayan Guarani
Bruno Estigarribia
The very first title to publish in our "Grammars of World and Minority Languages" series, this book provides the first comprehensive reference grammar of Modern Paraguayan Guarani written for an English-language audience.
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In the field of Education

Holocaust Education
Contemporary challenges and controversies
Edited by Stuart Foster, Andy Pearce, and Alice Pettigrew
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Transforming Early Childhood in England
Towards a Democratic Education
Edited by Claire Cameron and Peter Moss
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In the field of Heritage Studies/ History

Heritage Futures
Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices
Rodney Harrison, Caitlin DeSilvey, Cornelius Holtorf, Sharon Macdonald, Nadia Bartolini, Esther Breithoff, Harald Fredheim, Antony Lyons, Sarah May, Jennie Morgan, and Sefryn Penrose
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Conflict, Heritage and World-Making in the Chaco
War at the End of the Worlds?
Esther Breithoff
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Coming in September
Biosocial Worlds
The Intimate Life of Dissent

 

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Welcoming the London Review of Education to UCL Press and ScienceOpen

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Alison Fox

We are pleased to announce the London Review of Education (LRE) is the latest Institute of Education Press journal to be hosted on ScienceOpen as part of the UCL Press family.

In conjunction with this announcement, we are also delighted to promote the latest issue of LRE, out today! LRE joins the Film Education Journal and the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning on ScienceOpen. ScienceOpen provides full open access hosting and metadata distribution services for these journals, placing them within the context of over five hundred curated collections and 63 million publication records. There are 2 more education and social science publications still to move, so stay tuned!

Learn about LRE

Covering key themes across the education field and more, LRE is a wide-ranging journal that features significant analyses and research studies that are interdisciplinary and diverse. LRE publishes work pertaining to curriculum, educational improvement, equalities and human rights, institutional effectiveness, and more! LRE particularly strives to feature works that provide helpful connections between research, policy and practice. As an open access journal with no article processing fees, LRE is available to all as a valuable source on education topics. LRE’s integration onto ScienceOpen will further increase the reach of LRE’s content. 


Dive into the new LRE issue!

Issues of LRE often include a special feature, and the following articles are two of five contributions in the 18(2) special feature on artificial intelligence (AI) and the human in education. In ‘Digital literacies’ by Kucirkova and Mackey, the authors observe how personalized books enhanced with AI can affect children and reduce a child’s sense of individual agency. Taking a much wider perspective, Saltman considers how the development of for-profit artificial intelligence (AI) technologies fosters the privatization of public education and erodes the values and practices of democratic education.

Whether or not they have a special feature, all issues of LRE include general articles, and the breadth of subjects covered in 18(2) is typical for the journal. Amongst other issues, the articles investigate:

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Publication of "Refuge in a Moving World"

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Alison Fox

We are delighted to announce that 'Refuge in a Moving World - Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines', edited by Refugee Hosts and Southern Responses to Displacement Principal Investigator Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, has now been published. Click on the image below to access your free PDF copy of the volume.

'Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines' is an outcome of the Refuge in a Moving World network, an initiative of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). The volume draws together more than thirty contributions from multiple disciplines and fields of research and practice to discuss different ways of engaging with, and responding to, migration and displacement.

You can access the table of contents here.

The volume combines critical reflections on the complexities of conceptualizing processes and experiences of (forced) migration, with detailed analyses of these experiences in contemporary and historical settings from around the world. Through interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies – including participatory research, poetic and spatial interventions, ethnography, theatre, discourse analysis and visual methods – the volume documents the complexities of refugees’ and migrants’ journeys. This includes a particular focus on how people inhabit and negotiate everyday life in cities, towns, camps and informal settlements across the Middle East and North Africa, Southern and Eastern Africa, and Europe.

A key dynamic documented throughout the book is the multiple ways that responses to displacement are enacted by people with personal or family experiences of (forced) migration. These people appear in many roles: researchers, writers and artists, teachers, solidarians, first responders, NGO practitioners, neighbours and/or friends. Through the application of historically and spatially sensitive, intersectional and interdisciplinary lenses, the book traces the ways that different people – across axes of religion, sexuality, gender and age – experience and respond to their own situations and to those of other people, in the context of diverse power structures and structural inequalities on the local, national and international level.

Ultimately, Refuge in a Moving World argues that working collaboratively through interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies has the potential to develop nuanced understandings of processes of migration and displacement, and, in turn, to encourage more sustainable modes of responding to our moving world.

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