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The University of Calgary Press

The University of Calgary Press publishes works that embody the spirit of curiosity inherent in scholarly inquiry. We invest in ideas that inform how we think and shape our world, and connect local realities to global experiences. On questions of history and identity, people and nature, policy and community; from the transpolar to the southern cone; from places in the mind to places all over the world, our books engage a central theme––what matters?

The University of Calgary Press is proud to be a part of the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources.

Open Access - Connecting Scholars to the World

As a scholarly publisher, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the research of our authors is accessible to its widest possible audience. We therefore embrace Open Access publishing, making our scholarly books available as free PDFs on our website. You can download these pdfs from individual book pages on our website, or browse our OA titles all in one place.

With our authors' permission, these Open Access books are published under a Creative Commons license. Notice of the parameters of the Creative Commons licensing agreement have been placed at the beginning of each book and chapter PDF. Our OA titles are also published in traditional book format and are available for purchase through bookstores and on-line retailers.  

Publishing With Us

Interested in publishing with us? You can find details about our submission process and relevant forms here on our "For Book Authors" page. You can browse our series here to familiarize yourself with our areas of specialization. However, we welcome manuscripts on a wide range of subjects from the humanities, social sciences, and beyond. If you have any questions about our submission process please contact us at

Ordering Our Books

You can find our complete list of titles here. For ordering information, please visit our "Purchase" page.

Exam and Desk Copies

For information on obtaining and exam or desk copy of one of our books, please visit our "Course Adoptions" page.

Marketing Queries

To request a review copy or for other marketing queries contact us at

Staying In Touch

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The University of Calgary Press gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Media Fund, the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, Livres Canada Books, and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.