Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Subject Area Spotlights

Continuing the University Press Week blog tour, today's "Spotlight on Subject Areas Your Press is Known For" theme provides the most straight-forward and self-explanatory theme of the week.

Staff members from a multitude of university presses weigh in on what subjects have helped their press to be successful and why they feel those subjects have been so valuable to them.

Featured posts for today's theme include:

Series co-editors Nik Heynen, Deborah Cohen and Melissa W. Wright discuss how geography books - specifically those related to the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series - have impacted the University of Georgia Press.

Cheryl Lousley outlines the Wilfrid Laurier University Press's Environmental Humanities series, which she serves as the editor of, and writes about the engagement of environmental issues through the humanities.

Acquisitions editors at the Penn Press talk about the foundations and future of some of the Press's key subject areas.

The University of Toronto Press takes some time to discuss their Medieval and Renaissance Studies lists.

MIT Press Editorial Director Gita Manaktala shares how digital advances are influencing MIT Press authors in publishing, teaching and conducting research.

Charles Porter, historian and author of Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans, discusses the role of Texas history in various books and series published by the Texas A&M University Press.

Continue to check in here daily for updates about University Press Week, and be sure to keep an eye out for #UPWeek hashtags on Twitter and Facebook!

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