Day 5 of University Press Week – The Global Reach of the University Press

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It’s University Press Week! All week long university presses will be participating in the UP Week Blog Tour, where presses will be blogging each day about a different theme that relates to scholarly publishing. For the full Blog Tour schedule, click here.

November 15 – Subject Area Spotlight: The  Global Reach of the University Press

Princeton University Press:  Peter Dougherty, Press Director, writes about the importance of foreign language translations to the future of university press economic health and fulfillment of our missions.

New York University PressChip Rossetti, managing editor of the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL), will discuss the new LAL series, an ambitious international project which comes out of a partnership between NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi.

Johns Hopkins University Press Brian Shea considers how Johns Hopkins University Press thinks beyond the borders of the United States from book translations to international marketing and the growth of Project MUSE into many different nations.

Columbia University Press: Writes about the foreign presses they distribute and how it reflects upon their commitment to promoting the diversity of scholarship and thought from around the world

University of Wisconsin Press: Press director Sheila Leary profiles the publishing career of Jan Vansina, one of the founders of the field of African history (rather than colonial history). His innovative seven books with the University of Wisconsin Press from the 1960s to the present have continually broken new ground, influencing the historiography of Africa and several related disciplines.

Georgetown University PressJackie Beilhart discusses how Georgetown University Press gives its readers the tools they need to have a global reach themselves through our foreign language learning materials, our international career guides, and our international affairs titles.

Yale University PressIvan Lett writes on recent transatlantic collaboration of US-UK marketing initiatives for Yale University Press globally published titles, series, and digital products

Indiana University Press:  Laura Baich discusses IUP’s  Mellon-funded Framing the Global project. This project supports scholarly research and publication that will develop and disseminate new knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research.


Follow the University Press Week blog tour to learn about the importance of university presses. For a complete list of University Press Week events, visit universitypressweek.org

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