UP Week 2018 Blog Tour

Each year, we take a tour of blogs in our larger community, with themed series each day bringing us to new and varied voices. This year we explored all the ways that university presses #TurnItUP to amplify knowledge.

Monday: #TurnItUP: Arts and Culture

Rutgers University Press
Spotlight on a new title, Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts by Judith Brodsky and Ferris Olin

Yale University Press
The Modernist Emigrees in America
Dominic Bradbury, editor of Essential Modernism, discusses how immigrants enrich a country’s art and architecture

University of Toronto Press
Hashtags and Rabbit Holes: Confessions of an Academic Writer
Social media specialist Tanya Rohrmoser discusses how social media can be an effective vehicle for communicating research in the arts and humanities

Duke University Press
How Partnerships with Museums Help Build a Strong Art List
On recent collaborations with museums and why these collaborations work for both press and museum alike

University of Minnesota Press
An excerpt from The Adrienne Kennedy Reader
in honor of Kennedy’s induction into the Theater Hall of Fame

Athabasca University Press
#TurnItUP (Literally!)
Two hundred years later, Dr. Frankenstein’s monster lurks in songs, news stories, and theories

Tuesday: #TurnItUP: Politics

Teachers College Press
Examining academic freedoms and censorship in higher education

University of Virginia Press
#TurnItUP / Trump
Publishing an updated edition of Michael Nelson’s book Trump’s First Year, and discussing it in relation to the just-decided midterms

University of Chicago Press
How university press books on politics offer so much more than pop politics books, namely data and serious analysis

Rutgers University Press
Whether you’re looking for something classical or something a bit more modern, Rutgers has the right politics book for you

University of Wisconsin Press
Complicity, Complacency, and #TurnItUP Politics
A Q&A with Michael J. Lazzara, author of Civil Obedience, part of the Critical Human Rights series, about civilian complicity and complacency in dictatorships

University Press of Kansas
The 2018 Election: A Tale of Two Elections
An interview with Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy, authors of Winning Elections in the 21st Century

University of Toronto Press
The Heritage Book Project: Selected Politics Books to Stand the Test of Time
The Press’s Harriet Kim provides a selection of politics titles recently brought back into print as part of UTP’s Heritage Book Project

University of Georgia Press
#TurnItUP: Spotlight on Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South
Spotlighting two recent additions to the Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South series that focus on defining the white southern identity through politics

UBC Press
Featuring the new Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for Democracy series

LSU Press
A Roadmap from Racist Legacies to Social Justice
Discussing a new list dealing with contemporary social justice issues, pegged to Jim Crow’s Last Stand and the recent state vote to ban non-unanimous criminal jury verdicts

Georgetown University Press
Helpful resources for those who want to get more engaged in US politics

Wednesday: #TurnItUP: The Neighborhood (local or regional publishing)

Syracuse University Press
Bringing you an encyclopedic grasp of the region it holds so dear, New York history, people, and culture

Fordham University Press
We Will Keep Black Brooklyn Alive
Ron Howell, author of Boss of Black Brooklyn, discusses the changing neighborhood of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant

Temple University Press
Finding Diamonds in Our Own Backyard
Offering a selection of titles about Temple Unversity, by Temple University Professors, and Temple University graduates

University Press of Mississippi
A Q&A with Catherine Egley Waggoner and Laura Egley Taylor,
the authors of Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land

Northwestern University Press
An interview with Harvey Young,
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and founding series editor of the Press’s Second to None Chicago regional series

University of Toronto Press
Toronto: A City of Neighborhoods
Jane Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing, writes about connections to UTP’s neighborhoods

University of Georgia Press
A Q&A with Sandra Beasley,
editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance

Columbia University Press
New York, Brooklyn, and Harlem’s People, Places, and History
Excerpts from some of their newest and most popular publications about New York and its neighborhoods

Rutgers University Press
Take a walk around Harlem with the Press’s Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America

University of Illinois Press
Announcing a new regional trade imprint, Flame & Flight Books, which will tell the unknown stories of the heartland’s unique places, people, and culture

University of Alberta Press
The Universality of Local Stories
Documenting a revitalizing neighbourhood and exploring the human connections that are integral to the quality of life in all built environments.

University of Washington Press
What Prisoners Tell Us: The Making of Concrete Mama
Highlights from an interview with Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla co-author John McCoy

University of Manitoba Press
Mapping Rooster Town Back In
Rooster Town co-author Adrian Werner talks about how he used mapping to make visible a Metis community that persisted on the southwest edge of Winnipeg for six decades.

University of Texas Press
Oral History of Houston Rap
An interview with Lance Scott Walker about his book Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop

Ohio State University Press
A Commemorative Retrospective Unites the Buckeye Nation
A behind-the-scenes look at Time and Change, the Press’s forthcoming book celebrating the University’s 150th year

Oregon State University Press
Stormy Behavior: On the Psychology of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm
John Dodge, author of A Deadly Wind, discusses the Pacific Northwest’s benchmark for severe windstorms.

Thursday: #TurnItUP: History

University of Toronto Press
The Enduring Power of University Press Publishing
Editor Stephen Shapiro reflects on the vast range and the staying power of UTP’s publishing program in history

University of Rochester Press
An Architecture of Education
An interview with Angel David Nieves, author of An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South

Rutgers University Press
Highlighting acclaimed cultural historian H. Bruce Franklin’s new history book/memoir Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Wittgenstein after the Eleventh
Nil Santiáñez, author of the Wittgenstein’s Ethics and Modern Warfare, explores how the Great War impacted Wittgenstein’s philosophy

Beacon Press
ReVisioning American History, a Series
On how this series challenges how many have been taught to think about US history

MIT Press
A Q&A with legendary Executive Editor Roger Conover by Craig Dworkin, one of his authors, about Conover’s history at the Press

University of Georgia Press
#TurnItUP: An Intimate History
Spotlighting new series, Gender and Slavery, and its inaugural book, Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas

Harvard University Press
Executive Editor Lindsay Waters looks back on Harvard’s history of publishing philosopher Bruno Latour

University of California Press
Amplifying Voices, Disciplines, and Communities
A timely post-Election Day excerpt from Shaped by the West, Volume 2: A History of North America from 1850 by William Deverell and Anne Hyde

University of Alabama Press
Spotlight on Alabama’s Bicentennial
A roundup of new and forthcoming history books celebrating Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019

University of Nebraska Press
An excerpt from Finding a New Midwestern History by Jon K. Lauck
on the importance of Midwestern history

University Press of Kansas
The Enduring Nature of Military History
Discussing (and celebrating!) the passion of military history readers

Friday: #TurnItUP: Science

Princeton University Press
Press director Christie Henry discusses how the evolution and long-term sustainability of science publishing at UPs depend on the ability to create equitable and inclusive populations of authors

Rutgers University Press
On Finding Einstein’s Brain by Frederick Lepore, MD

Columbia University Press
Miranda Martin on Publishing in the Sciences
New acquisitions editor in the sciences, Miranda Martin, explains why it’s important for university presses to publish in the sciences

University of Toronto Press
The Heritage Book Project: Selected Science Books 
Highlighting some key titles from the UTP backlist on the history of science

University of Georgia Press
The New South and the Environment
A podcast featuring William Bryan’s talk at the Decatur Book Festival on his book The Price of Permanence: Nature and Business in the New South

University Press of Colorado
Hope and Environmental Justice
Author Char Miller explores how imagination requires hope, at once a mode of survival and a form of resistance