Arc Humanities Press (Arc) operates as a specialist ALP (academic-led press), with a focus on the history and impact of the past. It was established as the publishing arm of the learned society for medieval studies worldwide, CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, and comprises a dozen acquisitions and publishing experts from around the world.
All publications are fully peer-reviewed before being allowed to enter production. Arc specializes in global pre-modern history, reference books, and public understanding of the past, as well as “edgy” research into medieval and early modern studies. Arc contracts and publishes about forty scholarly titles a year in late antique, medieval, and early modern studies, and in related humanities research such as digital humanities and cultural heritage.
Arc works in partnership with Amsterdam University Press (AUP) and its agents to provide worldwide distribution in print and digitally.
Arc's management and acquisitions editors are experts in the premodern past, the majority having doctorates in medieval studies. In less than a decade Arc has created a distinct, highly regarded role in the field, publishing cutting-edge monographs by scholars from the leading institutions in the world. Information about submitting proposals and our publishing process is found on Arc's website.