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About Sydney University Press

Sydney University Press is a not-for-profit, quality scholarly publisher.

Since 2005, Sydney University Press has published over 200 new research titles in the fields of Australian literature, history, biography, public health, urban planning, social work, education, healthy ageing, Indigenous issues, and copyright.

In 2014, the new Editorial Advisory Board has decided to refine SUP's publishing profile, through the development of series in key areas of research.

  • Sydney Studies in Australian Literature. Series editor: Professor Robert Dixon, Chair of Australian Literature, University of Sydney.
  • Tom Austen Brown Series in Australian Archaeology. Series editor: Professor Peter Hiscock, Tom Austen Brown Chair of Australian Archaeology, University of Sydney
  • Animal Publics. Series editors: Dr Melissa Boyde, University of Wollongong, and Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney.

Republishing Australian classics

Sydney University Press was restarted in 2003 as a digital and print "on demand" publisher. Books can be ordered from the SUP website and are printed and dispatched as required.

SUP draws on the digital library collection of the University of Sydney Library's Scholarly Text and Image Service (SETIS). SETIS is the largest collection of XML electronic texts on Australian history and literature in the world. Over 300 texts are fully searchable and readable via the Web. SUP provides the ability to purchase a print copy of selected texts to anyone, anywhere.

SUP has partnered with the Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) to bring out-of-print Australian novels back into circulation in the Classic Australian Works series. Future directions for this partnership include the introduction of large print and other accessible editions of the Classic Australian Works, and the addition of more titles to the series.

  • Classic Australian Works - the original set of novels, including works by Martin Boyd, Dal Stivens, Georgia Savage and Peter Mathers
  • Australian Classics Library - 12 titles with new scholarly introductions written by Australian literature experts
  • SUP Classics - early Australian stories, including Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, CJ Dennis, Catherine Martin, Ada Cambridge, Rose Praed and many more