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UCD Press publishes a diversity of academic titles reflective of excellence in contemporary international scholarship. In particular, UCD Press is a market leader in research relating to historic and contemporary Ireland and is committed to enhancing further its dynamic profile in this area. It is a strictly peer-reviewed press.

UCD Press is the publishing imprint of Ireland's largest university, UCD Dublin. The Press is located in Newman House on St Stephen's Green, the building in which the Catholic University of Ireland (later to become University College Dublin) opened in 1854 with the Reverend, subsequently Cardinal, John Henry Newman as its first Rector. The building is also associated with Gerard Manley Hopkins, Professor of Greek, and James Joyce, perhaps UCD's most famous alumnus.

UCD Press’s list to date includes many titles by Irish authors and of Irish interest, but our interests are not by any means confined to Ireland. It is not the policy of the Press at present to undertake the publication of journals.

Our list includes the Classics of Irish History, a paperback series which is noted especially for its reprints of little-known works of Irish political, social and literary history, many of which were controversial at the time of writing, and which sometimes express unfashionable or extreme views. Also included in the series are previously unpublished memoirs of particular interest, as well as some more recent classics of historical writing that have become unavailable.

We are also publishing the collected works in English of the sociologist Norbert Elias in finely produced editions. 

We welcome new proposals for academic books. Prospective authors should consult the following links: 
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University College Dublin Press
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