Celebrating University Press Week” #TBT

November 8-14 is University Press Week. Since 2012, we have celebrated University Press Week each year to help tell the story of how university press publishing supports scholarship, culture, and both local and global communities.

Today’s theme is: #TBT

Project MUSE In honor of our 20th anniversary this year, we’ll pull some highlights from our 20 years of university press content.

University of Minnesota Press Information and infographic material highlighting the University of Minnesota Press’s 90th birthday this year.

University of Chicago Press A TBT to awards/digital techonology/ the future, written as a letter from the past, the year the PDF was founded in 1991.

University of Manitoba Press We’ll be pulling books & catalogues & book launch photos from the 48 years UMP has been publishing.

University of Washington Press In celebration of kicking off UW Press’s centennial, we will feature highlights and photos from 100 years of UW Press history.

Duke University Press A throwback to all of our surprising journal covers.

University of Texas Press A look back on the street style of 1970s Pennsylvania through the lens of seminal street photographer Mark Cohen.

University of Michigan Press Describing the evolution of our book “Michigan Trees” through the more than 100 years the publication has been maintained/edited, with a screen shot of the original cover

University Press of Kansas UPK will use this #TBT post, along with a “Today in history” theme, to tie-in relevant books from UPK.

Minnesota Historical Society Press Mike Evangelist’s “Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s” captures a memorable time and place in the past, and his photos generated great interest on social media by those reflecting on the many long-lost places and styles featured. The book itself offers a Throwback look at this era.

University of California Press Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 publication in 2010: A media cause célèbre.

University of Toronto Press UTP Journals will use our throwback Thursday post to either highlight the various cover designs our journals have had over the years (some journals have been publishing for hundreds of years!)

Fordham University Press  offers What Might Have Been. . . A Trip Through NYC’s Unbuilt Subway System.

Manchester University Press Peter Barry, author of the landmark MUP book, Beginning Theory, reflects on how his twenty year old creation came to be.

Help us Celebrate!

  • Use the hashtag #ReadUP that presses have been using all year to talk about the work we publish—maybe use it to draw your book into University Press Week conversations.
  • Tell the story of publishing with us with the hashtag #PublishUP.
  • Join our #UPshelfie campaign (we are continuing this campaign from last year if you Google #UPshelfie you will find them!). Show us what university press books are on your shelf!
  • Subscribe to the University Press Week newsletter here, keep an eye out for the 2015 UP Week infographic, and attend one of our online events.
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