This year’s blog tour explored various ways that Knowledge Matters.
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At the Boston Book Festival, the “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters” panel considered the ways that university press publishers stand at the forefront of the fight against fake news. Participants included university press authors Tom Nichols (Oxford, The Death of Expertise) and Marilynn Johnson (Massachusetts, The New Bostonians: Beacon, Street Justice), along with the University of Massachusetts Press’s Brain Halley, in conversation with MIT Press director Amy Brand.
During the Texas Book Festival’s “Knowledge Matters: The Importance of Books and Publishing in the Age of ‘Fake News'” panel, university press authors Randolph Lewis (Texas, Under Surveillance) and Geneive Abdo (Oxford, The New Sectarianism) discussed the critical vitality of facts, research, and contextualization of issues found in university press publications.
Book Culture bookshop in New York City hosted “How to Publish with a University Press,” a panel discussion, co-sponsored by Columbia University Press, featuring:
- Eric Schwartz, Editorial Director, Columbia University Press
- Nicholas Dames, Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
- Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Editor in Chief, Public Books
- moderated by Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press.
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