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New open access books published in June 2021

Posted on July 01, 2021 by Alison Fox

The sun appeared for at least part of June, providing a welcome respite after a relentless Winter of lockdowns.

We published five new open access books (including two charming UCL-related titles) this month- an updated history of the UCL Institute of Education, and the story of how Alexander Williamson and UCL helped to shape modern Japan. Both are well worth a look!

Alexander Williamson
A Victorian chemist and the making of modern Japan
Takaaki Inuzuka and translated by Haruko Laurie
Alexander Williamson: A Victorian chemist and the making of modern Japan is a short, accessible biography that tells the story of Alexander Williamson, professor of chemistry at UCL (1849–87) and a leading scientist of his time, and the part he played in the modernisation of Japan. Download free PDF.

The UCL Institute of Education, 2e
From training college to global institution
Richard Aldrich and Tom Woodin
This elegantly written history charts the UCL Institute of Education since its beginnings in 1902 as a teacher training college for London to a position of influence on the nature and direction of education in the UK and across the globe. With two new chapters, this second edition extends the story to 2020. Download free PDF.

Here's what else we published:

Writing Resistance
Revolutionary memoirs of Shlissel´burg Prison, 1884-1906
Sarah J. Young
Writing Resistance features the tragic (but uplifting) memoirs of three political prisoners in the notorious Shlissel´burg Fortress near St Petersburg at the turn of the nineteenth century. Download free PDF

Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca
No man’s language
Greg Kerr
Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca studies the work of four French-language poets to question the relationship between poet, the language they use and the place from which they speak. Download free PDF.

Rethinking Urban Risk and Resettlement in the Global South
Edited by Cassidy Johnson, Garima Jain, and Allan Lavell
Rethinking Urban Risk and Resettlement in the Global South investigates urban resettlement programmes across the Global South from the perspective of risk reduction. Download free PDF.

Stay safe, and, as always, happy reading!

 

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