Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we found conversations on marriage taboos, Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for women’s rights, and Civil War remembrances on the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination. What did you read this week?
John Hopkins University Press marked President Lincoln’s 150th assassination anniversary with a piece on Lincoln, Whitman, and sacrificial death.
University of Kentucky Press suggested a reading list that provides insight into women’s lives during the Civil War by examining the lives of a southern refugee, an escaped slave and her mistress, and a prominent, slave-owning, pro-union woman from Kentucky.
University of California Press discussed the historical taboos on interracial marriages in the United States and Amercian expatriate communities, particularly in Asia.
Columbia University Press reflected on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for women rights in her role as Secretary of State and the challenges of criticizing misogyny without alienating regimes like the Saudi Monarchy and endangering local activists.
Duke University Press has made 145 books available on HathiTrust, a digital library formed by a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
Princeton University Press reported that Alan Turing’s handwritten diary was sold for over one million dollars at auction by an anonymous buyer!
University of North Carolina Press provided historical context for the debate over streaming music, which is displaying a familiar trend of distributing profits primarily to record companies rather than artists.
MIT University Press outlined how they expect the world and all the processes around us to change dramatically by the year 2025, propelled by the “Internet of Things”.
Oxford University Press traced the history of vampire literature from the early 1700’s, before Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with an interactive timeline.
University of Virginia Press celebrated the birthday of the ever popular Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, by interviewing Jefferson scholar Andrew Burstein.