Our Humanities programme brings together the latest cutting-edge research and higher education teaching resources across a variety of subject areas including History, Literature, Culture and Media Studies, Theatre and Performance, and Philosophy and Religion.

Our books, eBooks, reference works and digital learning resources are carefully designed to meet the needs of scholars, academics, lecturers and students.

We invite you to explore our established Humanities programme and find out more about why we are passionate about producing quality education resources and research across the Humanities.

Our subdisciplines

African Studies

Our titles in African Studies span a broad range of subject areas including Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Literature and Religion.

With established strengths in African Politics and Law and African Sociology, we look forward to publishing more titles in African studies in the future.

Asian Studies

The influence of Asia is rapidly expanding on a global scale. Palgrave Macmillan is proud to publish an exciting mix of cutting-edge interdisciplinary titles spanning Asia’s history and contemporary society.

In Palgrave’s Asian Studies list, you will find academic research that is essential for researchers and students alike.

Film, Culture and Media Studies

We publish cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in Film and TV studies, Media and Communication, Journalism and Cultural Studies with a broad range of emerging and leading scholars from around the globe.

Our areas of focus include popular culture, identity, gender, globalization, memory studies, visual culture, media and cultural policy, media management, adaptation studies and much more.


From scholarly titles to essential course texts, our History list presents leading research alongside field-defining new perspectives for academics, students, and History enthusiasts alike.

With established strengths in the areas of Medieval, Gender, and European History, we are proud to name David Armitage and Theresa Earenfight among our authors, and to publish series such as Making Europe, Genders and Sexualities in History, Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, and the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies series.

Latin American Studies

Latino and Latin American Studies is a rapidly growing field, and Palgrave Macmillan is proud to publish timely and essential research spanning its many disciplines.

Palgrave offers cutting-edge academic research that explores everything from current struggles in Haiti to the continent’s turbulent political past.


From Poet Laureates to Shakespeare, our Literature list includes award-winning titles of interest to students, scholars and the general reader.

From Medieval to Contemporary Fiction, Children’s Literature to Creative Writing, our collection includes cutting-edge research which covers cultural, theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches.

Key series include Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature, Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print, and Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine.

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

The Middle East has experienced a massive amount of change. Palgrave Macmillan is proud to publish rigorous academic research and essential textbooks which cover the current events unfolding in the Middle East, as well as its extensive history.

From examining the social upheavals and cultural vibrancy of the region to the direct impact it has had on other parts of the world, Palgrave’s Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies list has something to offer for all students and researchers.

Philosophy and Religion

From scholarly titles to essential course texts, our Philosophy & Religion list presents leading research alongside field-defining new perspectives for academics, students, and enthusiasts alike.

With established strengths in Ethics and World Religion, we are proud to publish the Radical Theologies and Michel Foucault: Lectures series.

As part of Palgrave’s innovative spirit, many of our Philosophy & Religion titles are available as ebooks, or via the online platform Palgrave Connect.

Theatre and Performance

Our cutting-edge Theatre and Performance list presents the latest critical thinking in the discipline for students, scholars, and practitioners.

From immersive theatre and contemporary playwrights to devising performance and theatre history, we publish works by a diverse range of renowned authors such as Helen Nicholson, Elaine Aston, Brian Singleton, Jill Dolan, Jen Harvie, Dan Rebellato, John Frick, Bruce McConachie, and Petra Kuppers, as well as emerging scholars.

Palgrave Handbooks

Palgrave Handbooks are high-quality, original reference works that bring together specially-commissioned chapters, cutting-edge research, and the latest review articles in their fields. Our Handbooks provide an unparalleled overview of a specific field of research, while also setting the agenda for future directions of the discipline.

Our Palgrave Handbooks program is growing rapidly, explore our range of titles below. If you have an idea for a new Handbook in your field, please visit our Submit a proposal page.