Check out today’s stops on the University Press Week blog tour:
Harvard University Press has Anthony Grafton, past president of the American Historical Association and longtime HUP-author, discussing how university press books introduced him to a world of discovery and argument as a young man, and how the importance of UPs in that process of discovery has only grown.
Another UP author guest blogs at Duke University Press with Judith (Jack) Halberstam, author of, among many other books, The Queer Art of Failure (2011) and Female Masculinity (1998), both published by Duke UP, explaining by UPs are important.
Continuing on the topic of why UPs matter, Stanford University Press explores this question with Steve Levingston, Nonfiction Editor at the Washington Post Book World.
Claire Bond Potter, co-editor of Doing Recent History, the Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement, and blogger of Tenured Radical (which is featured on the Chronicle Blog Network), argues that “Small is Better: Why University Presses Are Sustainable Presses” on the University of Georgia Press’s blog.
“Why Do We Need University Presses” is available on the University of Missouri Press’s blog with UMP author Ned Stuckey-French and sales representative Bruce Miller. Ned and Bruce have collaborated often over the past several months, mobilizing the campaign to save the University of Missouri Press after the announcement of a phase out. Those plans have been superseded by a transition from the University of Missouri system to the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus.