Arc Humanities Press publishes high-quality academic studies that approach the premodern period from a global perspective and which engage with society. We provide scholars from various disciplines with a means of reaching fellow researchers and experts, as well as students and the wider public, that is uniquely oriented toward non-Eurocentric approaches to late antique, medieval, and early modern subjects. Arc believes that it is increasingly critical for scholarship to examine historical problems from such a global vantage point.
Arc also publishes in digital humanities, cultural heritage, public history and other applied humanities. Our aim is to illustrate the broader social impact of humanities research and reflect the exciting new networks developing between researchers and the cultural sector, including archives, libraries and museums, media and the arts. In this way Arc supports scholars seeking to engage with a broader public and to undertake research that has a positive impact on the community outside academia.
Arc’s publishing formats include not only academic monographs and thematic essay collections but also lower-priced formats (such as 30,000-word pocket books and 45,000 to 60,000-word minigraphs) and major online resources.
As the publishing arm of a learned society, the CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, Arc is able to draw on the expertise of scholars experienced in subjects outside western Europe as well as those whose background or current posting falls outside western Europe or the Anglosphere. We provide an unusual combination of two characteristics: the full services of a major academic publisher, including worldwide marketing and distribution as well as editorial and production support at no cost to the author (including full copy-editing and design), together with the individual attention, personal expertise, and dedication from the staff that one expects from a sharply focused publishing house.