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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, November 13th, 2015

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.


Take AAUP’s  University Press Week Blog Tour:


University Press of Florida: Take a Food Tour of Florida

University Press of New England: The Inside Story about how WINNING MARRIAGE Won Big

University Press of Mississippi: Surprise! You’re now the book editor at a major newspaper

University Press of Kentucky: Guess the Press with our #ReadUP Quiz

University of Nebraska Press: Surprising Facts About UNP

University of California Press: Insights into Who We Are and What We Do

University of Wisconsin Press: Surprising? Mysterious!


Indiana University Press: The Heart of Our Future

Oxford University Press: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

George Mason University Press: Global Survey of Scholarly Communication Tools

University Press of Colorado: UPC Turns 50, History and Future

University Press of Kansas: Future of Scholarly Publishing

University of North Carolina Press: The Case for Financial Support of Your University Press

West Virginia University Press: We Are What We Acquire

Johns Hopkins University Press: Back in Time

University of Georgia Press: Collaboration at Heart of UP Publishing’s Future


Northwestern University Press: Interview with Art Director Marianne Jankowski

Princeton University Press: PUP Launches New Design Tumblr

MIT Press: Design Through the Decades at the MIT Press

University Press of Kansas: Jacket Required

Georgetown University Press: Designing Strong Textbooks

Syracuse University Press: Interview with Designer Lynn Wilcox


Stanford University Press: Uncovering the Cover Design

Harvard University Press: Strongmen, Statistics, and Design

Athabasca University Press: A Book Designer’s Toolbox: Free Fonts

Yale University Press: Our Designers Talk Book Covers


Project MUSE: One Link for Each of MUSE’s 20 Years

University of Minnesota Press: Publishers and Their Founding Dates

University of Chicago Press: 1991 University Press Week

University of Manitoba Press: 40 Years of Publishing on the Prairies

University of Washington Press: Exploring 100 Years of UWP History

Duke University Press: #TBT Surprising Journal Covers

University of Texas Press: Mark Cohen’s Throwback Street Photography

University of Michigan Press: 102 Years of Michigan Trees

University Press of Kansas: On This Day in 1999

Minnesota Historical Society Press: Downtown Minneapolis in the 1970s

University of California Press: The Surprising Tale of the Autobiography of Mark Twain

University of Toronto Press Journals: Transforming Something Old Into Something New

Fordham University Press: What Might Have Been…A Trip Through NYC’s Unbuilt Subway System

Manchester University Press: Peter Barry Reflects on 20 Years of Beginning Theory


Temple University Press: Q&A with Unsettled Author Eric Tang

Columbia University Press: The Russian Library: An Interview with Christine Dunbar

University of Virginia Press: A Talk with the Poets

Beacon Press: In Conversation with Jeanne Theoharis

University of Illinois Press: Q&A with Feminist Media Studies Series Editor Carol Stabile

Southern Illinois University Press: An Interview with Guy Hasegawa

University Press of Kansas: In Conversation with Lisa Silvestri, Author of “Friended at the Front”

Oregon State University Press

Liverpool University Press: Jon Hogg Talks Using Primary Sources

University of Toronto Press Journals: Q&A with Two IJFAB Authors on “Just Food”

Manchester University Press: Oonagh McDonald Reflects on Ben Bernanke and Wall Street Executives

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