On Thursday 26 May 2016 we celebrated our 45th anniversary with a festive reception at the Irish College in Leuven. Marike Schipper also took this opportunity to say goodbye as director of Leuven University Press. In her ten years as director she has shaped the Press to the academic publishing house of high-quality and with international standing it is today.
Established in 1971, Leuven University Press is proud to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year! The world of scholarly communication is in transition and academic publishing is facing fundamental changes. New and online distribution channels, electronic books and journals, and changing user needs disrupt traditional business models and force us to innovate time and again. On its 45th birthday director Marike Schipper is proud to say that Leuven University Press has stood its ground and adapted fast and adequately.
Publishing 40 new titles a year Leuven University Press has established over the years a solid active backlist of over 600 academic titles. On the occasion of our 45th anniversary we are proud to highlight 45 bestselling and notable publications from our recent backlist. These include textbooks, monographs, and edited volumes in a broad range of fields from music, art & theory, text & literature, history & archaeology, philosophy & religion to society, law & economics.