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. The week was especially exciting because we celebrated the AAUP University Press Week blog tour by discussing everything from taking a food tour in Florida to design in scholarly publishing, while appreciating the amazing community of University Presses that we are! This week, we also honored veterans of Connecticut, talked about René Girard, and discovered new things about Elizabeth Stuart.
Wesleyan University Press honors war veterans of Connecticut and beyond, including two Wesleyan poets who served in WWII and the Vietnam War.
Stanford University Press shared a brief note on the life and works of seminal philosopher, historian, and literary critic René Girard.
Duke University Press explores how the most severely injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars rehabilitating at Walter Reed Medical Center struggle to build some kind of ordinary life in a situation that is anything but ordinary.
Oxford University Press shared a list with 10 things we never knew about Elizabeth Stuart, ‘the Winter Queen.’ Did you know that she wrote hundreds of letters in cipher code and that she owned monkeys, parrots and dogs as pets?
Johns Hopkins University Press thinks about the difference between coercion and persuasion and its relationship to propaganda. How can citizens be trusted to sort through an overwhelming avalanche of factoids to arrive at some rational conclusions about the world we live in?
University Press of Florida considers how household archaeologists can move beyond viewing the home as a social unit, and place the household in its community.
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