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2018 #TurnItUP 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. Join us this year as we explore all the different ways that university presses #TurnItUP to amplify knowledge—and bookmark these sites to #ReadUP throughout the year!

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
Dominic Bradbury, editor of Essential Modernism, discusses how immigrants enrich a country's art and architecture

University of Toronto Press
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
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
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
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
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
An interview with Dick Simpson and Betty O'Shaughnessy, authors of Winning Elections in the 21st Century

University of Toronto Press
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
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
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
Ron Howell, author of Boss of Black Brooklyn, discusses the changing neighborhood of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant

Temple University Press
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
The Press’s 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
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
What is it like to move into a neighborhood that was given a zero quality of life rating? ZERO.

University of Washington Press
Highlights from an interview with Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla co-author John McCoy

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

University of Texas Press
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 behind-the-scenes look at Time and Change, the Press’s forthcoming book celebrating the University's 150th year

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

Thursday: #TurnItUP: History

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

University of Rochester Press
An interview with the author of the new book 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
Nil Santiáñez, author of the recently-published Wittgenstein's Ethics and Modern Warfare, explores how the Great War impacted Wittgenstein's philosophy

Beacon Press
On how their ReVisioning American History series challenges how so many of us 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
Spotlighting one of their newest 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
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
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
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
The Press's new acquisitions editor in the sciences, Miranda Martin, explains why it's important for University Presses to publish in the sciences and what her vision is for a list moving forward

University of Toronto Press
Reaching back to the archives of The Heritage Project at UTP to highlight some key titles from the backlist on the history of science

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

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