Arc Humanities Press (Arc) operates as a specialist ALP (“academic-led press”), with a focus on premodern studies, in partnership with Amsterdam University Press (AUP). It was established as the publishing arm of the learned society for medieval studies worldwide, CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, and comprises a dozen acquisitions and publishing experts from around the world.
In partnering with AUP, Arc offers all the advantages of continental Europe’s largest university press, including worldwide distribution, whilst offering authors the benefits of dealing with a highly motivated team of medieval and early modern specialists.
All publications are fully peer-reviewed, evaluated in turn by both Arc and AUP before being allowed to enter production. Arc specializes in global pre-modern history, reference books, and public understanding of the past, as well as “edgy” research into medieval and early-modern studies. Together Arc and AUP contract 125 scholarly titles a year in late antique, medieval, and early modern studies, and in related humanities research such as digital humanities and cultural heritage.
Arc Humanities Press publishes scholarly research across premodern interdisciplinary studies from its registered office in Yorkshire. It takes in the late antique, medieval, and early modern periods from a global perspective; area studies (within and beyond Europe); digital humanities; and research that fosters better public engagement in, and understanding, of the past and the links the premodern world has with the contemporary world. It aims to publish “edgy” research into medieval and early-modern studies. Among its other functions, Arc Humanities Press operates as the dedicated publishing house for the learned society for medievalists, the CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network. By sharing the global perspective of CARMEN and the latest international collaborative research projects, Arc Humanities Press publishes cutting-edge work that links research into the past with today’s world.
Amsterdam University Press is the largest university press in continental Europe. Over more than twenty years, AUP has built up a catalogue of more than 1,600 English and Dutch-language titles. It has an active program of trade publications in Dutch, and a larger program of new academic monographs in English in the areas of European History, Asian Studies, Media and Communication Studies, and Linguistics. The European History list is dominated by medieval and early modern studies and the Dutch Golden Age.
Both presses share the same principles: the same acceptance standards, rapid turn-round times, newest digital policies, including full Open Access compliance, and global distribution.
AUP’s representatives in Asia include China Publications Services (China), MAYA Publishers PVT Ltd (India) and Tim Burland (Japan).