Modern Language Association
The Comedy of Errors: A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare
Editor: Standish Henning Learn more
For decades, the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare has been the standard reference edition of Shakespeare's works and an invaluable resource, bringing together in one place the editorial and critical labor of generations of Shakespeare scholars. A truly collaborative venture, Standish Henning's edition of The Comedy of Errors collects four centuries' different readings of Shakespeare's text and details the play's stage history, its sources, and its impact on literary criticism.
With this volume, the MLA began to expand the variorum's spirit of collaboration by releasing the XML files and schema for The Comedy of Errors under a Creative Commons license. In conjunction with the release, the association sponsored a Digital Challenge to seek entries featuring new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data in the most exciting API, interface, visualization, or data-mining project. As Shakespeare enters the digital age, the variorum has found new collaborators, providing data structures that can be refigured and reconcieved to allow new connections between scholars, directors, actors, and general readers.
University of Calgary Press
A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011
Editor: Claire Campbell Learn more
When Canada created a Dominion Parks Branch in 1911, it became the first country in the world to establish an agency devoted to managing its national parks. Over the past century this agency, now Parks Canada, has been at the center of important debates about the place of nature in Canadian nationhood and relationships between Canada's diverse ecosystems and communities. Today, Parks Canada manages over forty parks and reserves totaling over 200,000 square kilometers and featuring a dazzling variety of landscapes, and is recognized as a global leader in the environmental challenges of protected places. Its history is a rich repository of experience, of lessons learned—critical for making decisions about how to sustain the environmental and social health of national parks.
This volume was the first in the press's Canadian History and Environment Series published in partnership with the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). It is an edited collection from leading environmental historians across Canada who collaborated to produce the manuscript. After publication, many of the contributors participated in events, talks, and interviews. The project was a group effort encompassed by the authors, the press, and the NiCHE network.
Cornell University Press
Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures and Thought
Series Editor: Peter Uwe Hohendahl Learn more
Signale is a book series for English-language scholarship on the literature, culture, criticism, and intellectual history of the German-speaking world, as well as translations of important German-language works. Signale books are jointly published by Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library in electronic and print formats, in partnership with Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Much of the Signale content is available online free of charge, but balance a commitment to broad access with the need to recoup investment in the books through sales. Fifty percent of the text of most books can be freely previewed on the Signale website. And the press provides open access to fully-functional, downloadable PDFs of most Signale books, in their entirety, after an interval of four years from their initial publication. The Signale website is also home to a growing collection of rich multimedia content that complements books in
Catholic University of America Press
CUA Studies in Canon Law
CUA Press is proud to announce the CUA Studies in Canon Law. In conjunction with the School of Canon Law of the Catholic University of America, the press is releasing, both digitally and in print, more than 400 canon law dissertations from the 1920s-1960s, many of which have long been unavailable. Learn more
The press collaborated with CUA Archives and the CUA School of Canon Law, as well as with Hein Online, to make these works available.
University of Illinois Press
AIA Guide to Chicago: Third Edition
Editors: Alice Sinkevitch and Laurie McGovern Petersen Learn more
The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on 10 years of dynamic changes, with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park. 400 photos and 34 specially-commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the 1,000-plus
featured buildings, while a comprehensive index organizes buildings by name
In a conversation that included the participation of the University of Illinois Press's director, marketing manager, and manager of editorial, design, and production, representatives of the Chicago AIA discussed prior editions, similar books on other major cities, and what could be done to make the most of their shared expertise. Collaboration continued through all phases of publication, culminating in a successful launch timed to coincide with the annual convention of the AIA in Chicago and the Printer's Row book festival in early June.
Central European University Press
Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe 1770-1945: Texts and Commentaries, Vols I-IV
Editors: Balazs Trencsenyi, Diana Mishkova, Michal Kopecek, Balazs Trencsenyi, Marius Turda, Diana Mishkova, Ahmet Ersoy, Maciej Gorny, and Vangelis Kechriotis Learn more
The editors of Discourses challenge the self-centered and "isolationist" historical narratives and educational canons prevalent in the region, in the spirit of coming to terms with the past, and to confront 'mainstream' and seemingly successful national discourses. Discourses creates a space for analyzing those narratives of identity which have become institutionalized as national canons. The series seeks to broaden the field of comparisons of national cultures.
Discourses presents texts—most never available in English before—critical to triggering and shaping the processes of nation-building in Central and Southeast Europe; it brings together scholars from Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. A transnational cooperation for more than a decade, the Center for Advanced Study Sofia serves as the host institution, and with the Central European Univ. Budapest, Bogazici Univ. Istanbul, Oxford Brookes Univ., Inst. of Contemporary History Prague, and the Polish Acad. of Sciences forms the network of researchers and intellectual input.
Yale University Press
Terry Lecture Series
Executive Editor: Jean Black Learn more
Established in 1905 by a gift from Dwight Harrington Terry, the Terry Lectureship at Yale University invites preeminent scholars in religion, the sciences, and philosophy to address issues concerning the ways in which science and philosophy inform religion and religion's application to human welfare. Over the past century it has yielded important and enduring books—published by Yale University Press—by notable scholars ranging from John Dewey and Carl Jung to Peter Singer and Marilynne Robinson.
Based on his 2013 lecture at Yale University, Philip Kitcher's Life After Faith constructs an original and persuasive secular perspective, one that answers human needs, recognizes the objectivity of values, and provides for the universal desire for meaningfulness.
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes
Author: Larry Millett, with photographs by Matt Schmitt Learn more
Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes, by renowned local architectural historian Larry Millett, required extensive collaboration between the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the Jeffris Family Foundation, the architectural firm MacDonald & Mack, and 20 individual homeowners and statewide cultural and history institutions, along with coordination among photographer Matt Schmitt and a team of external editorial vendors, design and production contractors, expert volunteers, college interns, and research specialists.
The creation of 20 floor plans and front elevations of the featured homes was particularly challenging from a collaborative angle, with original plans scattered across the state in various archives—including the Northwest Architectural Archives at the University of Minnesota and personal collections—and the project's architectural expertise limited to the book's author and MacDonald & Mack. The marketing and promotion of the book will also be a collaboration, with homeowners and institutions such as the American Swedish Institute (featured in the book) co-hosting a series of fall and holiday events.
University Press of Mississippi
Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners
Editors: Adam Rohnke and James Cummins Learn more
Featuring more than 500 illustrations and 40 tables, Fish and Wildlife Management is a collection of in-depth discussions from a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Topics include such special management topics as supplemental, wildlife-food planting; farm pond management; backyard habitat; nuisance animal control; and invasive plant species control. The book’s attractive cover and illustrations make it appropriate for the coffee table as well as the field.
The book was a true collaborative effort between the University Press of Mississippi, Mississippi State University Extension Service, and Wildlife Mississippi, a statewide conservation organization. The project was also boosted by external funding from Wildlife Mississippi, the Dalrymple Family Foundation, and Mississippi State University.
The University of Chicago Press
Turabian Teacher Collaborative: An Uncommon Approach to High School Writing
Project Leads: Bonnie Stone Sunstein and Amy K. E. Shoultz (University of Iowa); Ellen Gibson and Mary E. Laur (University of Chicago Press) Learn more
This unique collaboration between high school classroom teachers, university professors, and a university press began in 2013 as a pilot project to test the effectiveness of Kate L. Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers at helping high schools meet the ELA Common Core State Standards. Chicago provided teachers with books, topic sheets, and ELA Common Core–aligned lesson plans. Throughout the pilot year, the team of teachers from urban, rural, and suburban high schools in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Iowa shared their insights on the experience through email, survey responses, classroom visits, and phone calls. The lesson plans and topic sheets used in the pilot are free and available for download on the program website. The press plans to use the findings of the pilot to develop a teacher resource guide and potentially more resources for research writing for the high school classroom. As the Turabian Teacher Collaborative moves into its second year, it plans to expand to include teachers who teach research and academic writing skills across the disciplines. For more information or to sign up for project updates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisiana State University Press
The Southern Review
Editors: Jessica Faust and Emily Nemens Learn more
In 2010, the LSU Press and The Southern Review, both established in 1935, merged their operations in order to improve the efficiency of both. As the two campus units devoted to publishing, they share common values, goals, and perspectives, although they produce different products and do not operate in entirely the
Since that merger, the press and the Review have each learned from the other. By collaboratively sharing facilities and staff (including personnel in accounting, production, and marketing), they have used resources more efficiently. While maintaining their separate identities, they also have many authors in common. The work of each publishing entity is, without question, enhanced by the reputation of the other.
The Museum of Modern Art
Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912-1914
Editors: Anne Umland and Blair Hartzel Learn more
As The Museum of Modern Art's first digital-only publication and the first monographic ebook to be authorized by the Estate of Pablo Picasso, this interdisciplinary project delves into the artist's complex studio practice between 1912 and 1914. Each chapter focuses on a single object, featuring an illuminating essay by a scholar and a wealth of documentation, including high-resolution images and X-rays taken in the conservation lab, detailed conservation notes, newly discovered archival photographs of Picasso, and an illustrated provenance, exhibition history, and selected references for each object.
Catalyzed by the exhibition Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914, presented at MoMA in 2011, this ebook draws upon the insights gathered by curators, scholars, and conservators during first-hand examination of the works in the museum's galleries and conservation labs, and in the three intensive years of study since the show. The project marshals the technical and archival resources of the museum and its relationships with other institutions to offer fresh research on canonical works of art, serving as both an important new reference and a groundbreaking interpretative resource.
Penn State University Press
Holland's Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer,
Editor: Esmée Quodbach Learn more
Americans have long had a taste for the art and culture of Holland’s Golden Age. As a result, the United States can boast extraordinary holdings of Dutch paintings, with celebrated masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, and Frans Hals exceptionally well-represented. In this groundbreaking volume, 14 noted American and Dutch scholars examine the allure of 17th-century Dutch painting to Americans over the past centuries. The authors of Holland’s Golden Age in America explain, in lively detail, why and how American collectors and museums turned to the Dutch masters to enrich their collections.
Holland's Golden Age in America is the first book in the series the Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America, co-published with the Frick Collection and Art Reference Library. The series, which consists of edited volumes that emerge from symposia held at the Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting, addresses topics associated with the study of art collecting in the United States from the Colonial period to present day.
University of Utah Press
Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence
Authors: Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey Learn more
In this creative memoir, Lily Havey combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese American internment camps during World War II. She uses short vignettes—snapshots of people, recreated scenes and events—to describe how a ten-year-old girl grew into a teenager inside these camps.
Gasa Gasa Girl is a copublication with the Tanner Trust Fund, and also involved cooperation with the Center for Documentary Arts at for both manuscript development and dissemination, along with assistance from the Utah Humanities Council.
University of Texas Press
The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court: Reflections on the Murals of Bonampak
Authors: Mary Ellen Miller and Claudia Brittenham Learn more
This major new study of the paintings of the Maya site of Bonampak incorporates insights from decades of art historical, epigraphic, and technical investigation of the murals, framing questions about artistic conception, fracture, narrative, performance, and politics. Lavishly illustrated, The Spectacle assembles thorough documentation of the Bonampak mural program, from historical photographs of the paintings—some never before published—to new full-color reconstructions by artist Heather Hurst, recipient of a MacArthur award, and Leonard Ashby. It also includes a catalog of photographs, infrared images, and line drawings of the murals, as well as images of all the glyphic texts, published in their entirety for the first time.
This book and project is the result of a collaboration between the authors, the Instituto Nacional de
Antropologia e Historia, Mexico (which made possible the conservation and extensive cleaning of the murals), the Yale Department of Art & Art History, the College Art Association, and University of Texas Press. The book is co-published with the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico.
University Press of Kentucky
Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting
Authors: Alan Sullivan with Joe Cox Learn more
eISBNs: 9780813147048, 9780813147055
As one of the first voices of the University of Kentucky men's basketball program, Claude Sullivan became a nationally-known sportscasting pioneer. In Voice of the Wildcats, Claude's son Alan, along with Joe Cox, offers an engaging and heartfelt look at the sportscaster's career, following Kentucky's rise to prominence as he announced championship titles under Coach Adolph Rupp and the canceled 1952-1953 season. Sullivan also revolutionized coverage of the UK football program with a coach's show with Bear Bryant, a national first that became a staple at other institutions. Sullivan's reputation in Kentucky eventually propelled him to become the voice of the Cincinnati Reds and the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Since 1978, the Claude Sullivan Collection has been housed at the university's Special Collections Research Center. The libraries began digitizing recordings in 2008. Taking note of the significant resource, the University Press of Kentucky began developing its first enhanced ebook in tandem with an already-underway project with Sullivan and Cox. The collaboration was ambitious: the EPUB/MOBI edition features 28 embedded audio clips with more than an hour of highlights. It allows a new generation of readers to relive the calls of a sportscasting pioneer, and also brings attention to the resources of the special collections.
Liverpool University Press
Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life
Editors: Emily Gee and Jeremy Myerson Learn more
At a time of structural changes in the labor market and sharp transitions in business practice to address global recession, the subject of rethinking working life is both relevant and timely. Time & Motion re-examines the relevance of our traditional notions of the eight-hour day, in particular the effects of digital technology on patterns of working life and on digital public space.
Amid the new realities of a globalized experience economy and a working environment that is increasingly dispersed, virtualized, and digital, our definitions of production and consumption, work and recreation are becoming increasingly blurred. This book seeks to redefine our understanding of working life by documenting contemporary artworks commissioned on this theme, and to provide theoretical building blocks with essays by key thinkers in the field.
Emerging from a collaboration between the Royal College of Art, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), and Liverpool University Press, Time & Motion is a shining example of bespoke partnership publishing. All three stakeholders met regularly to develop the book, which includes a distinctive design, such as a die-cut 'punch card' cover reflecting the book's central theme.
Medieval Institute Publications
New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows
Editors: Catherine R. Puglisi and William L. Barcham Learn more
The ten essays included in this volume investigate an assortment of issues and problems raised by the figure of the Man of Sorrows, an image charged with profound spiritual, metaphorical, and symbolic meaning that traveled across Europe, populated all the arts, and permeated numerous religious contexts as it soared in popularity in the West from the late Middle Ages into the Renaissance and beyond.
An art historical essay collection is by its very nature an interdisciplinary collaborative effort between authors, editors, and publisher. And as the initial volume in a book series, Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations, this volume also represents the beginning of a collaborative effort as journals editors and editorial board work with the publisher to produce book-length volumes growing out of contributions to the journal.
Princeton University Press
The Digital Einstein Project
The Digital Einstein Project, launching in December 2014, will compile all of Albert Einstein's
papers in a freely accessible digital collection. The project will
include links to the Einstein Archives Online, where there are thousands of
high-quality digital images of Einstein's writings. The text will be
searchable, and users will be able to easily switch between the
documentary edition, where texts are reproduced in the language in
which they were originally written, and the English translation
supplement. Learn more
The project involves the collaboration of three
different organizations: Princeton University Press, the California
Institute of Technology, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The
collection will be freely available to users, and this accessibility
will promote collaboration across countries and disciplines.
Georgetown University Press
Careers in International Affairs, Ninth Edition
Editors: Laura E. Cressey and Barrett J. Helmer Learn more
Careers in International Affairs is the essential resource and job-hunting guide for all interested in international careers in the US government, multinational corporations, banks, consulting companies, international and nongovernmental organizations, the media, think tanks, universities, and more. It provides up-to-date insights about the range of possibilities in the global workplace
and tips on how to get these jobs—along with profiles of hundreds of
This joint project is the fourth edition of the guide produced together by Georgetown University Press and the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the oldest school of international affairs in the United States and a fixture of
New York University Press
Library of Arabic Literature
General Editor: Phillip F. Kennedy Learn more
The Library of Arabic Literature is unprecedented in its scope, aiming to create a major library of authoritative Arabic editions and modern, lucid English translations, with the goal of introducing the Arabic literary heritage to scholars and students, as well as to a general audience of readers.
Supported by a grant from the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, and established in partnership with NYU Press, the Library of Arabic Literature aims to publish key works of classical and pre-modern Arabic literature in parallel-text format with the original Arabic and English translation on facing pages, edited and translated by distinguished scholars of Arabic and Islamic studies. The Library of Arabic Literature will include texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and will encompass a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history, and historiography.
University of North Texas Press
Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology: First Decade of Long-Term Bird Studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile
Editors: Ricardo Rozzi and Jaime E. Jimenez Learn more
The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world's southernmost forests, this volume contains both original work by Rozzi and Jimenez and the results of a decade of research conducted by scientists associated with the Omora Park.
The book includes a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the reserve and a selection of 22 published articles on ornithological research at Omora Park during its first decade of studies (2000-2010).
Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology is a collaborative co-publication between the University of North Texas Press, the University of North Texas Subantarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, and the University of Magallanes Press in Chile.
Johns Hopkins University Press
The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition
General Editor: Ronald Schuchard Learn more
The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition gathers for the first time in one place the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century—dramatically expanding access to material that has been restricted or inaccessible in private and institutional collections for almost 50 years.
Collected in eight volumes, The Complete Prose includes all of Eliot’s collected essays, reviews, lectures, and commentaries, along with more than 700 uncollected and 150 unpublished pieces from 1905 to 1965. The first two volumes, Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 and The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926, were published in 2014, with pairs of subsequent volumes scheduled for release in successive years. The volumes will be published first on Project MUSE, with an archival print edition to be published once all eight volumes have been released.
The project is the result of a multi-year collaboration among Eliot's Estate, Faber and Faber Ltd., Johns Hopkins University Press, the Beck Digital Center of Emory University, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Collaboration among colleagues throughout the press has brought new energy and creativity to address the challenges of publishing long-form scholarship.
University of Minnesota Press
Forerunners: The Anthrobscene
Author: Jussi Parikka
The Anthrobscene is the first volume in Forerunners: Ideas First from the University of Minnesota Press, a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange.
This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.
Brookings Institution Press
The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War
Author: Margaret MacMillan Learn more
With The Rhyme of History, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions to the period preceding the Great War, showing the many parallels between then and now, telling an urgent story for our time.
The Rhyme of History was originally published as rich, long-form, interactive web content on the Brookings Institution website. This original web presentation was created by a team of talented artists and coders—but was bound to internet-connected browsers. Brookings wanted to extend the resource's distribution, shareability, and durability, by making it available on non-web platforms.
Brookings converted the text to an ebook and distilled the beautiful original graphics into an elegant cover. The Rhyme of History is now available as a very modestly priced ebook through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, eBooks.com, and other ebook retailers.
Wesleyan University Press
African American Connecticut Explored
Editor: Elizabeth Normen Learn more
African American Connecticut Explored features dozens of concise essays by many of the state's leading historians on an array of subjects, spanning from the earliest years of colonization to the mid-20th century. Topics include the Black Governors of Connecticut, nationally prominent black abolitionists like the Revs. Amos Beman and James Pennington, the African American community's response to the Amistad trial, the Colored Volunteers in the Civil War, and the civil rights work of baseball great Jackie Robinson (a 20-year resident of Stamford), and more. Insightful introductions to each section explore broader issues faced by the state's African American residents as they struggled for full rights as citizens.
The book represents a collaboration between Wesleyan University Press, Connecticut Explored magazine (a nonprofit exploring the state's cultural heritage), and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture (a collection of 7,000 works of art, artifacts, and popular culture objects, housed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art). The project was also supported by the State Historic Preservation Office and Connecticut's Freedom Trail.
Duke University Press
read.dukeupress.edu: Home of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
Creators: Duke University Press and Highwire Press Learn more
At Duke University Press, collaboration takes many different forms. Our 2013 University Press Week feature described a joint venture with the Cornell University Library. For 2014, we feature a unique collaboration with HighWire Press and their leading scholarly content platform, fulfilling a long-envisioned internal alliance between our Books and Journals Divisions.
In fall 2013, the press partnered with HighWire, our journals host since 2005, to find the optimal solution for bringing Duke's journals and books together online. HighWire had developed the base features and requirements of their Folio ebook platform and tapped into Duke’s deep ties with the research community to help guide their new product’s implementation. HighWire welcomed Duke’s book industry knowledge, as one of the first publishers to use Folio, as they developed and refined key elements, highlighting their strengths as an ebook solution.
The close collaboration between Duke and HighWire was essential to the creation of read.dukeupress.edu, which offers searching, browsing, and recommendations across both books and journals. And, building on this foundation, the press will soon develop a reading and researching experience that fully integrates its books and journals in one site.
University of Pennsylvania Press
Revitalizing American Cities
Editors: Susan Wachter and Kimberly Zeuli Learn more
Revitalizing American Cities explores the historical, regional, and political factors that have allowed some industrial cities to regain their footing in a changing economy. The volume discusses national patterns and drivers of growth and decline, presents case studies and comparative analyses of decline and renewal, considers approaches to the problems that accompany the vacant land and blight common to many of the country's declining cities, and examines tactics that cities can use to prosper in a changing economy. Featuring contributions from scholars and experts of urban planning, economic development, public policy, and education, Revitalizing American Cities provides a detailed, illuminating look at past and possible reinventions of resilient American cities.
Revitalizing American Cities is a volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series, which is an ongoing collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research to publish the finest scholarship by the top thinkers on urban issues today.
Northwestern University Press
Black Theater Is Black Life: An Oral History of Chicago Theater and Dance, 1970-2010
Authors: Harvey Young and Queen Meccasia Zabriskie Learn more
Black Theater Is Black Life fills a critical gap in the history of African American culture in Chicago. Through interviews with prominent producers, directors, choreographers, designers, dancers, and actors, Young and Zabriskie create a portrait of a diverse, dynamic artistic community between 1970 and 2010. They frame this history with helpful guides, including a chronology of key events, a glossary of names, and an appendix of performing arts institutions in Chicago.
Archival and interview research was funded by a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to facilitate and strengthen alliances between the press and campus departments representing core strengths of the press's publishing program. The Performance Studies department provided three faculty to serve as collaborators and editors for this Global Encounters grant. Harvey Young, an associate professor of theater, and Queen Meccasia Zabriskie, PhD in sociology from Northwestern in 2013, were the volume editors for Black Theater Is Black Life. The book was underwritten by the initiative and lauded on campus as amplifying theater's prominence at Northwestern University and its press.
University Presses in Space
University Presses in Space ("UP" in Space) is a cross-university press initiative promoting space-themed titles. Ellen Faran, Director of the MIT Press, conceived the idea in November 2013, and the resource launched in March 2014. Learn more
The MIT Press identified a few other presses with which to partner to map out a plan: Purdue University Press, University Press of Florida, and the University of Nebraska Press.
The MIT Press then invited other presses to participate, crafted the website plan, and the University of Nebraska Press managed a collaborative presence at the SpaceFest Conference in Pasadena. The beautiful website features 39 bestselling space books from 20 university presses. An excellent collaboration indeed!
Ohio State University Press
The Humours of Parliament: Harry Furniss’s View of Late-Victorian Political Culture
Editors: Gareth Cordery and Joseph S. Meisel Learn more
"The Humours of Parliament" was Furniss’s hugely successful illustrated lecture that he staged throughout the UK, North America, and Australia during the 1890s. Reproducing some 150 images drawn from Furniss’s extensive graphic work, this book presents Furniss’s unpublished lecture text for the first time. This volume, therefore, both documents a pivotal moment in British political and social history and provides a rare case study of an important yet little studied nineteenth-century performance genre: the illustrated platform lecture.
Harry Furniss was a leading contributor to Punch and other important
illustrated magazines. Cordrey and Meisel worked in collaboration with series editors Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner. The family of the artist worked with the editors, as did many libraries and museums in the US, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
University of Washington Press
Building a Sacred Mountain: The Buddhist Architecture of China's Mount Wutai
Author: Wei-Cheng Lin Learn more
By the 10th century CE, Mount Wutai had become a major pilgrimage site within a new, distinctively Chinese Buddhism. In Building a Sacred Mountain, Wei-Cheng Lin traces the confluence of factors that produced this transformation and argues that monastic architecture was the key to Mount Wutai's emergence as a sacred site. Departing from traditional architectural scholarship, Lin's interdisciplinary approach shows how the built environment can work in tandem with practices and discourses to provide space for encountering the divine.
Building a Sacred Mountain is the University of Washington Press's latest publication in the Mellon-funded Art History Publication Initiative (AHPI), a collaborative project also involving Duke University Press, Penn State University Press, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. AHPI’s mission is to help bring art history publishing into the digital age by tackling some of the obstacles that have made it difficult to take advantage of evolving technologies. The presses are working together to explore ebook models for heavily illustrated books, provide a platform for related multimedia content, help authors secure image rights for digital publication, and publicize best practices among the museum world.
Building a Smarter University: Big Data, Innovation, and Analysis
Series Editors: Jason E. Lane and D. Bruce Johnstone Learn more
ISBN: 9781438454535; 9781438454528
The most recent volume in SUNY's Critical Issues in Higher Education series demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists. Each volume continues the dialogue from the previous year's SUNY Critical Issues in Higher Education annual conference, SUNYCON, which brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to provide scholarly and practical insights on topics such as how universities and colleges impact economic growth, the role of multi-campus higher education systems in their communities, and executing change to drive collective impact.
This series is a collaborative effort of the Chancellor's and Provost's Offices of the State University of New York and SUNY Press. The press has been involved in the conference-series relationship since its inception in 2011, and works continuously with the series editors, volume editors, and conference organizers on promotion of the series and development of each succeeding volume.
University of Akron Press
The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs from Cleveland's Historic Landmark
Photographer: Barney Taxel, with text by Laura Taxel Learn more
Cleveland photographer Barney Taxel has spent over a decade—in all seasons—exploring the stunning Lake View Cemetery. The culmination of his personal project is this collection of more than 200 of Taxel's images, revealing the spirit and essence of the Cleveland landmark. Taxel shows us unusual aspects of the famous Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel, and reveals the artistic splendors of the landscape, stonework, and memorials.
The Lake View project began two years ago, with a meeting between the University of Akron Press, Taxel, and the Lake View Cemetery administration. The book takes two forms: a hardcover for general distribution, and an edition to be used by the cemetery for their awareness and fundraising campaigns. The book will be publicly displayed alongside Taxel's images at the Lake View Community Mausoleum.
University of Alaska Press
Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living
Editors: Suzi Jones and James A. Fall Learn more
Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi, a new catalog of Dena’ina materials, is an ambitious project that finally brings the culture of the Dena’ina people to light. Lavishly illustrated with 600 photographs, maps, and drawings, Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi contains entries on Dena’ina objects in European and American collections. It is enriched with examples of traditional Dena’ina narratives, first-person accounts, and interviews. Essays on the history and culture of the Athabascan people put the pieces into a larger historical context.
This catalog is a comprehensive reference that also accompanied a large-scale exhibit that ran September 2013 through January 2014 at the Anchorage Museum.
Wayne State University Press
Series in Citizenship Studies
Series Editors: Marc Kruman and Richard Marback Learn more
The Series in Citizenship Studies publishes works that cross disciplinary boundaries in order to consider questions of identity, group membership, status, rights, and obligations from a variety of perspectives—artistic, cultural, economic, historical, legal, linguistic, literary, philosophical, political, and social.
This book series, launching in 2015, is a collaborative effort of the Wayne State University Press and the Center for the Study of Citizenship Studies at Wayne State. The series, like the field of citizenship studies which it is created to help foster, is itself conceived as a collaboration among social science and humanities disciplines and is international in scope. WSU Press and the Center for the Study of Citizenship also partner in an annual conference held at the university, which includes a book exhibit run by the press.
University Press of Florida
Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Series
The Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Series is a collaborative publishing program aimed at discovering, publishing, and disseminating the very best first manuscripts from junior scholars studying the arts and cultures of the countries that make up more than half of the Western Hemisphere. The University Press of Florida, the University of Oklahoma Press, and the University of Texas Press are the participating presses in this wide-ranging collaborative initiative. Learn more
Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture series allows the participating presses to pool their resources and enlist young scholars to consider using emerging technologies as ways to present and illustrate their work, forge bonds with arts and cultural organizations to increase access to art and cultural materials, develop relationships with publishing partners to increase accessibility of these books throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and, ultimately, develop a deeper foundation for future study in Latin American and Caribbean arts and culture.
Texas Tech University Press
A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960
Editors: Goldstein Gabriel and Greenberg Elizabeth Learn more
In this copiously illustrated volume, scholars from varied backgrounds consider the role of American Jews in creating, developing, and furthering the national garment industry from the Civil War forward. A Perfect Fit provides a fascinating view of American society, culture, and industrialization. Essays address themes such as the development of the menswear industry; the early film industry and its relationship to American fashion; the relationship of the American industry to Britain and France; the acculturation of Jewish immigrants and its impact on American garment making; advertising history and popular culture; and regional centers of manufacturing. This multivalent group of essays compellingly weaves together threads of the complex history of the industry.
Drawn from an award-winning exhibit of the same name, A Perfect Fit was a collaboration between Yeshiva University Museum and Texas Tech University Press. Originally intended as an exhibition catalog, YUM and TTUP worked together to expand A Perfect Fit into a multi-author edited collection and to undertake rigorous vetting, in order to publish in TTUP's Costume Society of America Series. YUM also provided a subsidy for the award-winning collection.
National Academies Press
AcademyScope was created by the National Academies Press and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University as a standalone kiosk; it was adapted for the web by Juan Thomassie and the Digital Operations team at the National Academies Press. Learn more
AcademyScope is a set of dynamic interfaces that allow users to explore the relationships between the reports of the National Research Council across a broad range of topic areas. Results are extrapolated from a full text lexical analysis that identifies related titles, discovers novel and unexpected relationships between publications, and recognizes publications central to the study of a given topic. AcademyScope also provides a window into the popularity of publications thorough a real time display of download activity on www.nap.edu.
AcademyScope has three main interfaces: Top Downloads provides a dynamic representation of real time download activity, while displaying the relationships between the most downloaded titles. Topic provides a proportional depiction of the number of titles within each sub-topic network. And Sub-Topic allows the browser to highlight any given title and its related publications and also view the number of titles published in that sub-topic by year.
Syracuse University Press
Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America: A Biography
Author: M. M. Silver Learn more
With his chronicle of Marshall’s life, M. M. Silver sheds light on immigration policies, Jewish organizational and social history, environmental activism, and minority politics during World War I, and bears witness to the rise of American Jewish ethnicity in pre-Holocaust America.
The Syracuse University Press held a standing room-only launch for Louis Marshall in Syracuse, New York. The event was successful because of collaboration with various organizations and media: the press partnered with the Temple Society of Concord, the Jewish Federation of CNY, the Onondaga Historical Association, SUNY ESF, Syracuse University Communications, and the Syracuse New Times. Finally, the event wouldn’t have been possible if the author weren't willing to travel all the way to Syracuse, New York, from Israel.
Columbia University Press
Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture Series
Lead Organizer & Inaugural Lecturer: Joseph E. Stiglitz Learn more
This joint project between Columbia University and Columbia University Press has, to date, produced three books: Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald's Creating a Learning Society, Eric Maskin and Amartya Sen's The Arrow Impossibility Theorem, and Jose A. Scheinkman's Speculation, Trading, and Bubbles. Amy Finkelstein's Moral Hazard in Health Insurance, the fourth, will come out in December 2014, and Partha Dasgupta's Persons and Time in the Welfare Economics of Climate Change is forthcoming in 2015.
The Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture Series presents a partnership between Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought, the Program for Economic Research, and Columbia University Press. Distinguished economists, from Nobel laureates to groundbreaking younger scholars, are invited to campus to give a lecture on an aspect of their work that builds on Arrow's scholarship and innovative spirit. The lectures are followed by commentaries from other leading economists and from Kenneth J. Arrow himself. The lectures are then expanded and reproduced for publication in book form.
West Virginia University Press
Cass Gilbert's West Virginia State Capitol
Authors: Ann Thomas Wilkins and David G. Wilkins Learn more
Cass Gilbert’s West Virginia State Capitol narrates the intricate story behind an architectural feat: a close examination of its design, construction, and execution reveals the period social, political, and financial climate of West Virginia, and also provides insight into the cultural importance of the public building. As Cass Gilbert’s design process is traced through new documentation, drawings, and letters from several archives, the 100+ accompanying photographs—both historical and newly commissioned—divulge the subtle beauty of the Capitol complex. An extensive analysis of historical and contemporary illustrations and primary sources further elucidates the architectural value of the structure.
Spearheaded by West Virginia University Press and the WVU College of Creative Arts, Cass Gilbert's West Virginia State Capitol is a nine-year collaboration between the press, WVU Creative Arts, West Virginia Division of History and Culture, and the State of West Virginia. Participants and contributors include West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia State Senator Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., J. Bernard Schultz and Mary L. Soldo Schultz, WVU Division of Art and WVU Honors College, and Chad Proudfoot, Community Resources and Economic Development Program, West Virginia University Extension Service.
University of Notre Dame Press
Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library's Message, Mural, and Meaning
Author: Bill Schmitt, with foreword by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Learn more
Words of Life celebrates the University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library and its 50 years as a place of evolving service, powerful symbolism, and collaboration. It tells the history of the library in terms of its meaning to all those who designed it, helped it to become a reality, imbued it with a distinctive identity, and pointed it toward the future. The text by Bill Schmitt and photographs from the University Archives and university photographers give the reader a new appreciation for a building central to the university's history, and important to the supporters of Notre Dame.
Words of Life was published as part of a university-wide 50-year celebration of the library. The press collaborated with the archives and university photographers to cull photographs for the book that chart the evolution of the library's construction and the artistic process involved in creating the mural "The Word of Life."
Cork University Press/Attic Press
Author: Borbála Faragó Learn more
The Contemporary Irish Writers series is co-published with Bucknell University Press. Bucknell University Press wished to reach a European audience for their Contemporary Irish Writers series, and the project was a natural collaborative fit for the Cork University Press editorial program.
Indiana University Press
Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research
Editors: Hilary E. Kahn, with a foreword by Saskia Sassen Learn more
ISBN: 9780253012890, 9780253012968
Framing the Global explores new and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of global issues. Essays are framed around entry points or key concepts that have emerged in each contributor's engagement with global studies in the course of empirical research, offering a conceptual toolkit for global research in the
This state-of-the-field volume brings together critical essays by the fellows of the Framing the Global project, a collaboration between the press and the Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). This five-year project is funded by the Mellon Foundation as part of its Universities and Their Presses initiative. The goals of this project are to identify, explore, and integrate new interdisciplinary perspectives for the study of global issues; promote and advance research on globalization, global studies, and transnational phenomena; and facilitate the publication, by Indiana University Press, of innovative work generated by this research.
University of Manitoba Press
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
Author: Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, with translation by Bernard Saladin d'Anglure Learn more
Written in the 1960s, Sanaaq is the extraordinary and intimate story of life in the Arctic at a time of dramatic cultural change. It is the first novel written in Inuktitut, and was originally published in syllabics in 1987. Sanaaq has been called "a national treasure."
To bring the English translation of this unique book to print, the University of Manitoba Press collaborated closely with Avataq Cultural Institute, the cultural and educational body of the Inuit of Nunavik (Northern Quebec). As partners, the press and the institute shared different aspects of the book's development and production, as well as its distribution and marketing.
Temple University Press
Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
Author: Beth Kephart, with illustrations by William Sulit Learn more
In this young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age, acclaimed writer Beth Kephart captures the rhythms and smells of an extraordinary era as William Quinn and his Ma, Essie, grapple with life among terrible accidents, miraculous escapes, and shams masquerading as truth.
Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent is a book that came to Temple University Press from New City Community Press (NCCP), a local publisher that documents regional stories; Temple distributed the book for NCCP. It was written by Beth Kephart, who published Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River with Temple University Press in 2007. The collaboration allowed Temple to leverage its regional connections, and to publish its first novel for children. Through the collaborative effort, the book was named to Kirkus Reviews' "Best in Children's Books, 2013."
University of Massachusetts Press
Investment Management in Boston: A History
Author: David Grayson Allen Learn more
ISBNs: 9781625341020; 9781625341037
Investment Management in Boston illuminates the history of Boston's evolution as a center of American money management, from early settlement to the 21st century. The contributions of fiduciaries and investment managers have played an important part in the rise of the "new Boston" and made the city one of the most vibrant financial capitals in the world.
This book is one of a number that the University of Massachusetts Press has published in association with the Massachusetts Historical Society.
University Press of Colorado
Basic Veterinary Immunology
Authors: Gerald Callahan and Robin Yates; Learn more
illustrated by William Zaun and Tamara Rees
Designed to fill the current gap in resources for teaching veterinary immunology, Basic Veterinary Immunology offers a solid background in the essentials of immunology within the context of veterinary medicine. The book combines a clinical framework complete with real-world examples to integrate the theory and practice of veterinary medicine. Each chapter begins with a clinically relevant veterinary issue and then presents one aspect of basic immunology in the context of that issue. All chapters include learning objectives and a clinical correlation follow-up section that includes student considerations and a review of the possible explanations for the clinical presentation.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and the University Press of Colorado worked in unison to bring this project to fruition. VIN provided funding and help with image production in exchange for electronic rights. In addition to hosting an online edition at www.vin.com for students and clinicians, VIN is also providing download links to PowerPoint teaching aids for faculty.
Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist
Editors: Alejandro Vergara and Anne T. Woollett Learn more
This exquisite volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic process of Peter Paul Rubens. The authors explore and celebrate the making of his Triumph of the Eucharist series—monumental tapestries that are considered among the finest of their kind.
In 2010, the Museum Nacional del Prado decided to undertake the complex restoration of Rubens's panel paintings of the Triumph of the Eucharist, which involved removing later additions to the wood panel supports. A two-year grant from the Getty Foundation's Panel Painting Initiative aided this endeavor. The resulting exhibition—which traveled from the Prado to the Getty Museum in October, 2014—and the companion catalogue are products of the remarkable collaboration between the two institutions.
Rutgers University Press
The Governors of New Jersey: Biographical Essays, Revised and Updated
Editors: Michael J. Birkner, Donald Linky, and Peter Mickulas Learn more
Rogues, aristocrats, and a future US president: these and other governors are portrayed in this revised and updated edition of the classic reference work on the chief executives of New Jersey. Editors Michael J. Birkner, Donald Linky, and Peter Mickulas present new essays on the governors of the last three decades: Brendan T. Byrne, Thomas Kean, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. The essays included in the original edition are amended, edited, and corrected as necessary in light of new and relevant scholarship. The revised edition is a thorough and current reference work on the New Jersey governorship—one of the strongest in the nation.
The New Jersey Historical Commission published the original edition of The Governors of New Jersey in 1982. They approached Rutgers University Press when the time came to develop and publish a revised edition after the success of several other partnership projects. The New Jersey Historical Commission provided a grant to fund the project and sponsored a conference to launch the publication.
Manchester University Press
Riches of the Rylands: The Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library
ISBN: 9780719096358 Learn more
Riches of the Rylands explores and celebrates the outstanding Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. The collections span 5,000 years, six continents, and almost every format ever used for written communication. Many derive from the superlative collections purchased by Enriqueta Rylands for the magnificent library she founded as a memorial to her husband John.
This volume features more than 150 key items from across the library's collections, beautifully illustrated in full color. Thirteen thematic chapters contain short essays on individual items by more than 60 contributors, curators and experts in particular fields. An extended introduction charts the history and context of the collections. Riches of the Rylands will appeal to a broad readership: lovers of books and libraries, and anyone interested in literature, art, history, the history of ideas, and collecting.
Manchester is an ambitious university press, with a distinctive and highly regarded list worldwide. The press is proud to publish a book that reflects the true cultural and historical importance of the internationally renowned special collections.
University of Rochester Press
Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century
Editor: David Kantor with Edmund Ramsden Learn more
This edited volume brings together leading scholars to explore the emergence and development of the stress concept in the 20th century and its definitions as they have changed over time. It examines how stress—and closely related concepts—have been used to connect disciplines such as architecture, ecology, psychiatry, public health, urban planning, and a range of social sciences. It explores the application of these concepts in different settings, including the battlefield, workplace, clinic, hospital, and home. Finally, it details the advancement of techniques of stress management in a number of different national, sociocultural, and scientific locations.
The University of Rochester Press collaborated on this project with The Wellcome Trust, which funded the research for Robert G. Kirk's essay in the volume entitled The Invention of the "Stressed Animal" and the Development of a Science of Animal Welfare, 1947-86. Because of a stipend from Wellcome, the press is able to make Kirk's essay available on an open-access basis.
Author: Jaime Lerner Learn more
The Guardian has called him "revolutionary" and The New York Times has deemed him "a visionary." Renowned urban designer and architect Jaime Lerner has had a profound impact on the way architects, designers, and policymakers think about and citizens experience cities, through his pioneering practice of "urban acupuncture." Urban Acupuncture will raise awareness of successful city-building practices that are still unknown to many policymakers, activists, and professionals, including architects, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.
The Center for the Living City, Island Press, and the Knight Foundation worked together to publish the first English-language edition. Through his work with the Knight Foundation, Stephen Goldsmith, director of the Center and a press partner on previous projects, obtained funding for the publication, which supported the project's development, including gathering all of the visuals to help illuminate Lerner's prose. The Knight Foundation also supported a U.S. tour for Lerner, which the press has been promoting in close collaboration with the foundation and the Center for the Living City.
Deep in the Art of Texas: A Century of Paintings and Drawings
Editor: Michael Duty Learn more
J. P. Bryan, whose monumental collection of Texas art is the source of this traveling exhibition, determined that he would collect only artists who had actually participated in the settlement of Texas—not artists who imagined the events after they were history. Thus, as editor Michael Duty observes, Deep in the Art of Texas constitutes not just a tour of Texas artists, but a virtual tour of the romantic history and vast geography of the state itself.
The Center for Texas Studies at TCU has drawn from the Bryan Museum collection to mount the traveling exhibition Deep in the Art of Texas. Vividly rendering the heroic history of Texas, this panoramic exhibition of paintings and drawings represents half a century of passionate collecting by Houston’s J. P. Bryan, chair of Torch Energy Advisors. The Center for Texas Studies at TCU and TCU Press collaborated to produce this beautiful volume, which acts as an exhibit catalog to accompany the exhibit at its various museum stops around the state, beginning at the Art Museum of South Texas.
Stanford University Press
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Photographs by Carleton Watkins Learn more
Editor & Exhibit Curator: Cantor Arts Center
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums presents more than 150 images from three of Watkins's albums from the Stanford University Libraries Special Collections: Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66), Photographs of the
Pacific Coast (1862-76), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870).
Carleton Watkins accompanied an ambitious exhibition of the same name, on view at the Cantor Arts Center from April through August 2014. Many hours of intense collaboration between the Cantor Center and Stanford University Press went into the design and production of this exceptional volume.
University of Wisconsin Press
Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest,
Author: James P. Leary Learn more
This groundbreaking documentary project—a boxed set of 5 CDs of restored rare music, a new documentary film on DVD, and a richly annotated book to go with them—weaves the songs and spirit of the Upper Midwest’s diverse peoples into America’s folksong fabric. These tunes and songs in more than 25 languages showcase a significant but overlooked part of the nation’s musical heritage, made by immigrant, Native American, rural, and working class performers in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the 1930s and 1940s.
Folk Songs of Another America is co-published by the University of Wisconsin Press and Dust-to-Digital, in collaboration with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Association for Cultural Equity Alan Lomax Archive. Funders for the project included the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Brittingham Trust, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Scandinavian Studies Birgit Baldwin endowment, and the Finlandia Foundation.
University of Arizona Press
University of Arizona Space Science Series
Series Editor: Richard Binzel Learn more
Through the contributions of more than 60 leading experts in the field, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets sets forth the foundations for an emerging new science and brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding of atmospheric formation and climate evolution.
Comparative Climatology is part of the University of Arizona Space Science Series, a collaboration between the University of Arizona Press and the Lunar and Planetary Institute led by MIT's Richard Binzel. Topics for each volume are selected collectively and developed and edited by international scholars from a range of disciplines for publication in the series.
University of Arkansas Press
Architects of Little Rock: 1833—1950
Authors: Charles Witsell and Gordon Wittenberg Learn more
Architects of Little Rock provides biographical and historical sketches of the architects at work in Little Rock from 1833 to 1950. Thirty-five architects are profiled, bringing attention to and encouraging appreciation of the city's historic buildings.
The University of Arkansas Press and the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas collaborated on funding, production, and marketing for the book. A special logo touting the collaboration is used on the books, and all other books in this series.
University of Alberta Press
University of Alberta Press Welcomes First-Ever Scholar-in-Residence
Scholar-in-Residence: Colleen Skidmore, PhD Learn more
The Scholar-in-Residence is a new concept in academic publishing, introduced by the University of Alberta Press in 2014. Colleen Skidmore, the press's inaugural Scholar-in-Residence, is a photography historian with experience in research, finance, and governance at the University of Alberta, serving most recently as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic). Skidmore brings an understanding of the cultural significance and social impact of university presses and their books to debates amongst university publishers, librarians, and administrators on the future of scholarly publishing, the roles of research libraries, and the transformations triggered by open access, copyright law, and technology. Skidmore anticipates a critical role for presses as leaders in the transformation of scholarly publishing and research dissemination practices at a time of rapidly expanding and evolving technologies.
Vice Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian Gerald Beasley said, “As Scholar-in-Residence, Colleen Skidmore will be examining the role of scholarly publishing, research dissemination, new technologies, and the future of the book. It is a broad mandate, and we are fortunate to have a scholar of Colleen’s experience and stature scanning the horizon during a period of intense change and opportunity.”
Texas A&M University Press
Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton
Editors: Douglas Owsley and Richard Jantz Learn more
In 1996, a group of spectators watching a hydroplane race on the Columbia River in Washington stumbled upon an 8,000-plus-year-old skeleton. The remains became embroiled in a nine year dispute between scientists and Native American tribes that claimed it as their ancestor. In Kennewick Man, the Smithsonian's Douglas Owsley and professor emeritus Richard Jantz, along with dozens of other leading specialists, present the full scientific study of Kennewick Man's remains.
This volume represents an international collaboration among physical and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, among others, who present the long-awaited results of the scientific study of this remarkable find. It is also the result of a decade-long collaboration between Texas A&M University Press and the Center for the Study of the First Americans, a leading group of scholars based at Texas A&M and focused on physical anthropology of the Americas. Press staff worked closely with Owsley, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Smithsonian's public affairs personnel to promote the book and arrange speaking engagements informing the scientific community and public at large of the important findings.
University of Toronto Press
Innovating for the Global South: Towards an Inclusive Innovation Agenda
Editors: Dilip Soman, Janice Gross Stein, and Joseph Wong Learn more
ISBN: 9781442646766; 9781442614628
Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today's world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities: nutritious food, shelter, clean water, health care, education. Motivated by the imperatives of developing and delivering innovation, Innovating for the Global South gathers insights and proposals from leading experts in the fields of engineering, public health, medicine, management, and public policy.
Highlighting the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Toronto's Global Innovation Group, experts examine the causes and consequences of endemic poverty and the challenges of mitigating its effects from the perspective of the world's poorest of the poor. This title is the first book in the new Munk Series on Global Affairs series, a collaboration between University of Toronto Press and the Munk School of Global Affairs which explores issues and ideas critical to understanding contemporary global affairs. This inaugural volume published under our Rotman-UTP Publishing imprint, a publishing partnership between UTP and the internationally renowned Rotman School of Management.
University of British Columbia Press
Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies Series
Authors: The McLean Chairs in Canadian Studies Learn more
UBC Press's partnership with the university's Canadian Studies Program began in 1998 with the launch of the Brenda and David McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies. The McLean Chair in Canadian Studies is occupied by a distinguished Canadianist who, in the second year of their term, delivers a set of public lectures. The speakers critically engage with Canadian issues either historical or of pressing concern.
Each set of lectures is subsequently transformed from the original oral format into written works for publication by UBC Press. The peer-reviewed books add prestige to the lectures, increase their reach and impact, and give longevity to the ideas presented. The series format allows UBC Press to publish a collection of interdisciplinary books on a wide array of topics of national importance, which can then be jointly marketed. The series also expands the public outreach of the press. Some of the titles have become press bestsellers and won prestigious prizes. The lecture series and the book publication are generously endowed by benefactors Brenda and David McLean.
Kent State University Press
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, A Critical Edition, Volume 2: 1943-1944
Editors: Jonathan R. Eller and Robin L. Condon Learn more
Ray Bradbury spent decades refashioning many of his early pulp and mainstream magazine stories to form the intricate story-cycle tapestries of The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine; other tales were revised or rewritten for such timeless collections as Dark Carnival, The Illustrated Man, The Golden Apples of the Sun, and The October Country. These volumes represent wonderful and enduring fictional masks for the author, but they are not his original masks. The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury series returns to the earliest surviving forms of his oldest published tales, presenting many of them in versions not seen since the 1940s
and early 1950s, when the golden age of the American magazine began to pass into history.
The multivolume Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, A Critical Edition is edited by the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, the Institute for American Thought, the Indiana School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and published by the Kent State University Press. The press and Bradbury Center have formed a partnership to bring these original-form Bradbury stories to the public and to scholars of Bradbury's unique literary voice.
University Press of New England
Winter Carnival: A Century of Dartmouth Posters
Editor: Jay Satterfield Learn more
Winter Carnival is a celebration of Dartmouth's Winter Carnival posters, housed at Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library. The volume includes a catalogue raisonné giving poster dimensions, artists’ names, and other relevant information; charming artistic ephemera (dance cards and programs) from the missing (posterless?) years of 1912 to 1934; and rare photos of the poster selection process. In addition, the book includes an illustrated essay retelling the story of Budd Schulberg and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s notorious trip to Winter Carnival; an essay about the art of the posters by noted graphic arts scholar Steven Heller; and a poignant piece by alumna and cultural observer Gina Barreca (class of ’79) remembering the posters and the Winter Carnival experience from a student’s point of view.
The project began with the Rauner Library digitizing the entire collection of posters, while the press was responsible for securing essays from Heller and Barreca. The library and press also collaborated in the collection and digitization of images and ephemera from the Dartmouth archives. By arrangement, two years after the publication of the print edition, all of the material was published online as an open-access resource.
Baylor University Press
From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon
Author: Jens Schröter, with translation by Wayne Coppins Learn more
In From Jesus to the New Testament, Schröter provides a rich narrative to Christian history by looking back on the theological forces that created the New Testament canon. Through textual, historical, and hermeneutical examination of early Christianity, he reveals how various writings that form the New Testament's building blocks are held together. Jesus not only bound the New Testament, but launched a theological project that resulted in the canon. Schroeter's study will undoubtedly spark new discussion about the canon's formation.
Schröter's volume is part of a new landmark, international collaboration in scholarship from Mohr Siebeck and Baylor University Press: the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series. In this series, editors Wayne Coppins (University of Georgia) and Simon Gathercole (Cambridge, UK) select, translate, and edit major works from senior German scholars on early Christianity's relationships to Second Temple Judaism and Hellenistic religious movements from the first years of the Common Era. Titles in Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity will appear for the first time in English and make accessible the highest level of German erudition for the Anglophonic world.
Harvard University Press
Emily Dickinson Archive
Author: Emily Dickinson Learn more
Advisory Board: General Editor Leslie A. Morris, Sharon Cameron, Julia Flanders, Michael Kelly, Mary Loeffelholz, Cristanne Miller, Domhnall Mitchell, Martha Nell Smith, Marta Werner
Emily Dickinson Archive (EDA) makes high-resolution images of Dickinson's surviving manuscripts available in open access, and provides readers with a website through which they can view images of manuscripts held in multiple libraries and archives.
Twelve institutions contributed manuscript images and text at launch: American Antiquarian Society; Amherst College; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale Collection of American Literature, Yale University; Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection; Harvard University Press; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Library of Congress, Manuscript Division; New York Public Library, Berg Collection, and Archives and Manuscripts; Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room; Vassar College, Archives and Special Collections Library; Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives; Brigham Young University, Emily Dickinson Lexicon. The project was guided by a multi-university, multinational advisory board. Technology partners at Harvard University included Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Library, and Harvard University Press.
Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi
Author: Janet Zandy, with a foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker Learn more
Unfinished Stories presents a parallel study of the lives and narrative photography of Hansel Mieth (1909–1998) and Marion Palfi (1907–1978). German born émigrés who never met, they constructed remarkably similar photo narratives of unseen America. Unfinished Stories forges a place for Mieth and Palfi in the history of photography and in the history of American race and class struggle.
The book was produced in association with the Center for Creative Photography (University of Arizona, Tucson), which houses the archives of Mieth and Palfi.
University of North Carolina Press
Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement
Project Partners: UNC Press, UNC Special Collections Library, and the Southern Oral History Project Learn more
Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement was a Mellon-funded collaboration between the University of North Carolina Press, the University of North Carolina Special Collections Library, and the Southern Oral History Project, designed to link existing and newly-produced scholarship.
UNC Press created enhanced ebooks integrating archival materials from the resulting collection. The press also developed new XML-first workflows and a marketing and outreach platform supported by the project partners.
Vanderbilt University Press
American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
Editor: Kathryn E. Delmez Learn more
Featuring photographs of American characters by a legendary country music storyteller, American Ballads served as the catalog for the exhibit of Marty Stuart's photographs at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Kathryn Delmez curated the exhibit and edited the book. The collaboration between the Frist and Vanderbilt University Press ensured that the book would not only be available to museum patrons, but to fans of Marty Stuart across the country.
Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age twelve. Stuart's work ranges from intimate and often candid behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians, to images that capture the eccentricities of characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota, a people he was introduced to through his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to sensitively tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful awareness of timing and composition as well as a unique relationship with many of the subjects based on years of friendship and trust.
University of Virginia Press
Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate
Author: Ken Hughes Learn more
As a key player in the University of Virginia's Miller Center Presidential Recordings Program, Ken Hughes has spent more than a decade developing and mining the largest extant collection of transcribed tapes from the Johnson and Nixon White Houses. Hughes's unparalleled investigation has allowed him to unearth a pattern of actions by Nixon going back long before 1972, to the final months of the Johnson administration. The resulting book, Chasing Shadows, provides a shocking new perspective on a long history of illegal activity that prolonged the Vietnam War and was only partly exposed by the Watergate scandal.
In collaboration with the the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, the University of Virginia Press produced a celebrated book offering the most penetrating view yet of the Watergate era. Through the press's electronic imprint, Rotunda, a website was created that allows the reader to listen to dozens of White House tapes referenced in the text, as well as a special ebook edition linking directly to those audio files.
Fordham University Press
Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society
Series Editor: Dimitris Vardoulakis
The books in the series "Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society" are based on the distinguished lecture series of the same name that is held annually at Sydney, Australia. These annual lectures aim to be theoretical in nature, but also to engage a general audience on questions about politics and society. The speakers are invited to address the importance of community through philosophical reflections on a wide range of topics.
The lecture series is organized by the Philosophy Research Initiative of the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with Fordham University Press, ABC Radio National, and the State Library of New South Wales.
Oregon State University Press
Open Textbook Initiative
Oregon State University is helping its faculty members develop textbooks in Learn more
their fields that will be freely accessible online to any student in the world. The Open Textbook Initiative is a collaboration between OSU Press, OSU Libraries, and OSU Extended Campus that provides financial, technical, and editorial support
for faculty members to create “open” e-textbooks that aim to reduce costs
In addition to relieving students of ever-increasing costs, these works will also feature interactive content that enhances learning through video, audio, and other multimedia. The textbooks will be incorporated into OSU curriculum and include Creative Common licenses to facilitate their use at other universities at no cost.
An OSU course in geosciences is using the university’s first open textbook this quarter: Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest by Robert S. Yeats. The transformation of this title from print to online versions is the initial product of the textbook partnership. Originally published in print in 1998 and used widely in college courses, the book has been updated to feature video clips of earthquakes where still photographs once resided. An animation depicting the movement of tectonic plates replaced the book’s previous line drawings. A revised edition utilizing additional interactive resources will be released next year.
University of Regina Press
First Nations Language Readers
Series Editor: Arok Wolvengrey Learn more
“I am working with the last living speaker of her language. I don’t suppose you’d be interested in a book on that?” A question from a young linguist at the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria was the spark of an idea for press director Bruce Walsh: that the press publish all of Canada’s 60+ aboriginal languages, many of which face extinction.
First Nations Language Readers are collaborative in their authorship and creation. With a mix of stories told by Elders and those invented by the next generation of speakers, and with illustrations contributed by First Nations artists, these books juxtapose the old and new. With stories presented in syllabics, orthography, and English translation, with robust glossaries, they can be used by beginner and advanced language learners alike.
Publishing 60 of the readers requires the collaboration of many: linguists, teachers, Elders, artists, storytellers. The project also requires monetary “collaboration,” and the press will launch a campaign to raise funds for production and development. The press views the series as a collaborative and supportive act: to preserve languages, to help students engage with and support teachers of First Nations culture, and to show the ongoing importance of these languages today.
University of Georgia Press
The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion
Editor: John C. Inscoe Learn more
ISBNs: 9780820341385; 9780820339818
Through content drawn from the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online, this volume chronicles the diversity of Georgia's Civil War experience and reflects the most current scholarship in terms of how the Civil War has come to be studied, documented, and analyzed.
The press is a founding partner of the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE), along with the Georgia Humanities Council, GALILEO (the vast online library portal for all Georgia citizens), the University System of Georgia, and the Office of the Governor. The value of our involvement with the NGE resists any easy quantification. Book projects like this Civil War guide are merely the most visible aspect of a collegial and rewarding relationship with all of the NGE partners that has enabled us to take part in digital humanities projects related to affordable textbooks, enhanced ebooks, open access publishing, and more.
University of Nebraska Press
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Editor: Gary E. Moulton Learn more
This set of journals is a celebrated Nebraska edition featuring seven core volumes—those written by Lewis and Clark—incorporating a wide range of new scholarship dealing with all aspects of the expedition, including geography, Indian languages, plants, and animals, in order to recreate the expedition within its historical context. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Great Plains Studies, the University of Nebraska Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and University of Nebraska Press, the website features the full text—almost 5,000 pages—of the journals. Also included are a gallery of images, important supplemental texts, and audio files of selected passages, plus valuable Native American perspectives.
The idea for the digital project was conceived originally by Stephen Hilliard, interim director of the University of Nebraska Press. Hilliard approached the UNL Libraries Etext Center (now the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vice Chancellor for Research Prem Paul. With funding from Paul's office in 2002, a team of scholars, librarians, and press staff developed a pilot site featuring 200 pages of the Nebraska edition of the journals edited by Moulton.
Duquesne University Press
The King James Bible across Borders and Centuries
Editor: Angelica Duran Learn more
Building on the spate of scholarly activity that accompanied the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, this multifaceted volume delves into areas little explored in the realm of biblical studies. The book's 12 essays—authored by scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines, including comparative literature, film studies, Jewish studies, and Native American studies—examine the KJV both as world literature and as an important force in social, geographical, and linguistic cultures, demonstrating its tremendous influence from the Protestant Reformation to the present day.
Just as the very creation of the KJV involved the collaborative efforts of a host of scholars and translators, this volume reflects a remarkable interplay of perspectives and interests. In bringing together discussions as disparate as how the KJV was further translated to bring God's Word to Native Americans to how the KJV relates to children's literature, Angelica Duran demonstrates that only a wide net and a truly interdisciplinary approach can capture the ways in which this Bible operated and continues to operate to define communities across borders and across centuries.
University of Michigan Press / Michigan Publishing
The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project
Editors: Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert Learn more
First published over the course of more than 20 years (1751-1777), the 32 volumes of the Encyclopédie include 21 of text, with more than 70,000 articles on subjects from asparagus to zodiac. The remaining 11 volumes contain beautifully engraved plates illustrating many of the articles. The Encyclopédie was the major achievement of the French Enlightenment, whose aim, in Diderot's words, was " to change the common way of thinking" through the expansion of knowledge and the development of critical modes of thought.
The Encyclopédie was a collaborative project, the work of a "society of men of letters," as its title page declared. By the time the last volume was published, more than 140 people had contributed articles to its pages. In the same spirit, this website is a collaborative effort of volunteer translators who share an interest in the Enlightenment and a belief in the value of making freely available to English readers articles from the Encyclopédie. The articles reflect the interests and expertise of the translators. Although the publishers cannot expect to translate all 70,000 articles, new translations are continuously posted. The Encyclopédie is an ongoing project, to which it is hoped many more contribute.
McGill-Queen's University Press
Landscape Architecture in Canada
Author: Ron Williams Learn more
Landscape Architecture is a groundbreaking history of the development of designed landscapes in Canada, commissioned by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Ron Williams spent more than 15 years writing and researching the project.
Williams wrote both the French and English texts, published simultaneously by Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal and by McGill-Queen's University Press. PUM oversaw editorial while MQUP handled production and design for both editions. The author completed a national speaking tour sponsored and organized by the presses and CSLA.