Look Back: UP Week 2020

Blog Tour

This year’s blog tour celebrated the ways in which university presses help Raise UP a variety of voices and ideas.

Booksellers at Book Culture in New York also conducted a series of conversations with university press publishers from Cambridge, Columbia, Fordham, NYU, SUNY, and Duke that appeared on the store’s blog throughout the week.

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Events and Videos

These virtual events helped celebrate the university press community and the variety of voices that university presses Raise UP:

  • “#RaiseUP: How University Presses Work for Overlooked Authors & Ideas,” part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends program
  • “AUPresses Webinar: Antiracism Toolkit for Allies in Scholarly Publishing”
  • “Raise UP and Indigenous Voices in Canada”
  • University of Illinois Press Fall 2020 Publishing Symposium

And university presses from around the world contributed clips to our UP Week 2020 Raise UP videos, produced by Ingram Ingram Content Group. Participating presses included Alberta, American University in Cairo, Fordham, Georgetown, NYU, Princeton, South Carolina, and Texas A&M.

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Media Highlights

Selected articles about UP Week 2020

Online Gallery and Reading  List

These 82 featured publications and projects illustrated how university presses around the world Raise UP new ideas, subject areas, and authors’ voices.

Selected books from the Raise UP Gallery and Reading List were featured on Bookshop.org.

Also, booksellers atSeminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago selected their favorite titles from more than 30 university presses and featured them in a special University Press Week issue of The Front Table enewsletter (vol. 1, issue 5, November 12, 2020). This issue also included a Q&A with Parneshia Jones, director, Northwestern.