About us

Leuven University Press is a mission-driven academic press of international repute.

Active in scholarly publishing for over 50 years, the press has built up a strong book collection in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Moreover, interdisciplinarity is a defining feature of many of the titles we publish today.

Our books are written for an international audience of scholars, students and expert readers. All titles go through rigorous peer review.

Leuven University Press is committed to sustainable and future-proof publishing, and also stands for equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. In addition to traditional (non-Open Access) publishing, we also embrace Open Access as an academic publishing model and support our authors in publishing their book in OA through various funding programmes. Explore our latest OA titles here >

Leuven University Press also has extensive experience in publishing art and artists’ books in collaboration with international museums and galleries. View the Art & Artists’ Books Portfolio below to see our latest titles in this category.

Leuven University Press is a full member of the Association of University Presses and a founding member of the Association of European University Presses.


 PDF Portfolio Art & Artists' Books



Latest Catalogue


  • Urban Culture and the Modern City
  • Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae) art. LXIII-LXVII
  • Collecting Asian Art
  • Ubuntu
  • Beyond the Translator’s Invisibility
  • European Philosophy
  • Alles verandert altijd - Herziene editie
  • An Opaque Mirror for Trajan
  • Building a White Nation
  • Contested Legacies
  • Newcomers Navigating the Welfare State
  • Georges Bizet
  • De circulaire economie in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden
  • Muslim Marriage and Non-Marriage
  • Modern Etruscans
  • Documenting Ancient Sagalassos
  • Watching, Waiting
  • Catholicism and the Welfare State in Secular France
  • Dirk Lauwaert. Selected Writings, 1983-2008
  • Francis Alÿs. The Nature of the Game
  • The Belgian Photonovel, 1954-1985
  • Epicureanism and Scientific Debates. Antiquity and Late Reception
  • Van hof naar kapel
  • Landscapes of Liberation
  • The Book of Requiems, 1550-1650
  • Adellijk en artistiek
  • Silver Empowerment
  • Building Collaborative Governance in Times of Uncertainty
  • Islamophobia as a Form of Radicalisation
  • Ongelijkheid
  • TSEG - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - 2022
  • Living Politics in the City
  • Unfinished Histories
  • Immanent Transcendence
  • History of Japanese Art after 1945
  • Anarchy of the Body
  • Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood
  • Stilte in de klas
  • Absent Presences in the Colonial Archive
  • Tot de bodem