Historic England and Liverpool University Press publishing partnership

Historic England has entered into a strategic partnership with Liverpool University Press (LUP) for the long-term running of the Historic England imprint.

More than 300 backlist titles, the leading list on heritage issues, and new books will be managed and published by LUP under licence to use the Historic England brand for books.

LUP is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel Prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years to become an award-winning academic publisher that produces approximately 120 books a year, 34 journals and a number of digital resources, specialising in history, planning, visual culture, modern languages and literary studies.

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches and battlefields to parks and pie shops. They protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. Working with communities and specialists they share their passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us.

John Hudson, Head of Publishing for Historic England, said: “We’re delighted to have entered into this partnership with Liverpool University Press which we know will be a good home for our list and for our fine authors of books already published and those to come. LUP has a proud 120 year history yet is renowned for its innovative approach to commerce within the not for profit sector, and will prove to be a great cultural fit for Historic England.

“LUP was our clear choice from a number of serious applications to partner with Historic England, which speaks volumes for the reputation and quality of the list.”

Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press added: “Historic England Publishing is amongst the most well-known and highly-regarded imprints in heritage publishing. Building on the outstanding efforts of John Hudson and his team, LUP will further grow the readership for the list in print and digital formats, and expand and enhance the editorial focus working in harmony with Historic England.”

For further information please contact Heather Gallagher at Liverpool University Press 0151 7952350 h.c.gallagher@liverpool.ac.uk