Camden House was founded in 1979, and since 1998 an imprint of Boydell & Brewer, Camden House continues its primary stress on scholarly books dealing with German-language literature and culture. In recent years it has begun also to concentrate on German film studies, American literature studies, and cultural history.
Companion Guides are written to be read, like the best travel writing, rather than simply consulted. Informed amusing, stylish and often idiosyncratic, they are full of information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city or region they describe.
Early English Text Society was founded in 1864 by Frederick James Furnivall, with the help of Richard Morris, Walter Skeat, and others, to bring the mass of unprinted Early English literature within the reach of students. It was also intended to provide accurate texts from which the New (later Oxford) English Dictionary could quote; the ongoing work on the revision of that Dictionary is still heavily dependent on the Society's editions, as are the Middle English Dictionary and the Toronto Dictionary of Old English.
James Currey, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer since 2008, has long been recognized as the leading imprint of academic books on Africa.
Founded in 1984, when James Currey left Heinemann Educational Books, this independent imprint continued his personal engagement in African publishing, which began with his first job at Oxford University Press, Cape Town, and continued through his role as publisher of the Heinemann African Writers series (an account of those exciting years can be found in his book, Africa Writes Back, available in the UK from Boydell & Brewer).
King’s College London Medieval Studies, distributed by Boydell & Brewer since 2010.
Since 1987, the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies (CLAMS) has published King’s College London Medieval Studies, a series devoted to high quality monographs, critical editions, and collected essays on a rich variety of topics of interest to scholars and students of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The series’ publications reflect the broad range of research sponsored by the Centre, whose members are specialists in both eastern and western Europe from the earliest centuries of the Christian era to the start of the early modernity.
Plumbago Books> is an enterprise launched in London, England in 2000 to publish and promote specialized writings and events in the arts, and particularly those that might otherwise have no outlet. It is named after the bush that grows in the wild in Europe but in Britain needs to be nurtured. Its logo has been designed especially by Mary Fedden RA, OBE and represents the characteristic blue flower of the plumbago capensis. Plumbago Books is based in Dulwich in South London and its technical support and printers in Oxford and Chippenham.
Royal Historical Society is an important historical publisher in its own right. Among its publications are the highly esteemed monograph series, Studies in History, aimed at young scholars; the Camden Series of editions and translations of texts; and of course, the Society's annual volume of Transactions, distinctive in its smart navy binding. The annually updated Bibliography of British and Irish History, meanwhile, represents one of the most important online resources for historians of all periods.
Scholarly Digital Editions are the digital editions of particular titles published by Boydell & Brewer.
Scottish Text Society is a major publisher of important texts from Scotland’s literary history. Since 1882 it has played a significant part in reviving interest in the literature and languages of Scotland. The Society’s editions are both scholarly and accessible.
Suffolk Records Society was founded in 1958 to encourage the study and preservation of Suffolk records, and to publish editions of documents relating to Suffolk and its people in all periods from the Middle Ages to the present day. By joining the Society you are furthering the work of providing Suffolk records in print for the use of professional and amateur historians all over the world.
Tamesis Books is a leading academic imprint specialising in studies of the literature and culture of the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan speaking worlds.
Now fully absorbed into Boydell & Brewer, Tamesis Books was founded in 1963 by J. E. Varey, Emeritus Professor of Spanish at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, a leading authority on Spanish Golden Age drama. Professor Stephen Hart (now at University College London, previously at the University of Kentucky) is currently General Editor with overall responsibility for the imprint while Professor Alan Deyermond advises on medieval and Renaissance themes. Professor Varey’s collaborator, Dr Charles Davis, remains in charge of the ground-breaking series on Spanish theatre, known as Fuentes para la Historia del Teatro en España.
Toccata Press is an independent publisher of books on music. As the sister company of the CD label Toccata Classics, Toccata Press is expressly dedicated to tackling important subjects that other publishers have failed to address.
University of Rochester Press was founded in 1989 as a unique collaboration between the University of Rochester and British academic publisher Boydell & Brewer, Ltd., the University of Rochester Press (URP) publishes books of high intellectual merit that reflect selected strengths of the university and contribute to scholarly dialogue in specific subject areas. The press sees as its mission the dissemination of scholarship to the academic community and to thoughtful general readers, particularly in the fields of musicology and music theory, African studies, European history, and the history of medicine. All manuscripts chosen for consideration by the press are rigorously peer-reviewed and brought before its editorial board for approval. We acquire and select projects—specialized monographs and contributed volumes—that fortify our established series, and that add meaningfully to the store of knowledge in these and related disciplines.
Victoria History of the Counties of England was in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history.
York Medieval Press, under the aegis of University of York's Centre for Medieval Studies in association with Boydell & Brewer, with the aim of promoting innovative scholarship and fresh criticism on medieval culture. It has a special commitment to interdisciplinary study, in line with the Centre's belief that the future of medieval studies lies in areas in which its major disciplines at once inform and challenge each other.