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Meet our Authors: Michael Walsh – February 2016

Michael J. K. Walsh is Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Chair (Research) of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He conducted his graduate studies at the Universities of Cambridge, St. Andrews and York, before taking up employment at the Department of Archaeology and Art History, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, where he stayed for nine years.

During this time, he successfully nominated the historic city of Famagusta twice for inclusion in the World Monuments Fund Watch List. He has co-edited several other books on Famagusta, including Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta (Ashgate, 2012), Crusader to Venetian Famagusta (Central European University Press, 2014), and Famagusta: Contemporary Images from an Historic City (Datz Press, 2015).

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Michael has authored City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta, which has been released in both paperback and hardback.


Michael describes the experience of publishing a title as part of one of Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s series:

I was delighted to learn that Cambridge Scholars Publishing had a series within it called 'Cyprus: Historical and Contemporary Studies', under the overall editorship of historian Dr Andrekos Varnava. He warmly embraced the topic I proposed and before long the book ‘City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta’ was underway. Working with Cambridge Scholars was a pleasure too: both time efficient and editorially rigorous. Cambridge Scholars also understood the need to have the book published in two different formats - A5 for those interested in the details of the art and diagrams reproduced, and A4 for the more general reader. As my research on the historic city of Famagusta continues, I shall have no hesitation in returning to both Andrekos Varnava and his series at Cambridge Scholars for future publication.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB16 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2016.


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