#TurnItUP: The New South and the Environment

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “Science,” and we’re looking at the history of—and tension between—conservation and industry in the South. A piece of southern history that is often overlooked is the story of the South’s conservation efforts after the Civil War. William…

#TurnItUP: An Intimate History

Today is day four of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “History,” and we are spotlighting a new series at the UGA Press: Gender and Slavery. It’s been almost three years since our first announcement of the Gender and Slavery series, and early this October, we released Sexuality and Slavery, the inaugural…

#TurnItUP Week Begins: Arts and Culture

The Association of University Presses is celebrating the 7th Annual University Press Week with a blog tour! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. University presses provide a critical role in publishing voices outside the mainstream, and we are turning up the voices that would normally be overlooked by the publishing community. Each day this week is going…

#UPWeek Blog Tour

In President Jimmy Carter’s 1978 proclamation announcing the first University Press Week, he said this about university presses: America’s colleges and universities have always met their responsibilities for preserving and enlarging the body of human knowledge. In our open society, they have an additional duty—that of making such knowledge available beyond the gates of the…