This week the Association of American University Presses will celebrate University Press Week—a week started by President Jimmy Carter who introduced it “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”
In the spirit of collaboration that pervades the university press community, Georgetown University Press and 25 other presses will come together for a blog tour during University Press Week. This tour will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Bloggers include authors, book review editors, university press staff members, interns, booksellers, and university press advocates.
Harvard University Press kicks off the tour today, and it continues coast-to-coast with stops in Canada and Hawaii before ending on Friday, November 16, at Oregon State University Press. The tour comes to GUP’s blog on Thursday, November 15, with a post on Less Commonly Taught Languages. Download a complete University Press Week blog tour schedule here.
In addition to the blog tour, the AAUP and other member presses are planning several features and events for University Press Week. For more information, visit www.universitypressweek.org.