Events Calendar

Thu, Sep 14 00:00 2017
Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art: Labor Archives and Research Center Exhibition
Event type: Exhibition
Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) was a leading artist in San Francisco in the 1930s, whose best known work is the mural "City Life" located at Coit Tower. Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art looks at Arnautoff's "art for the people" – works executed in an easily reproduced format and accessible to the general public that were intended to move and stimulate thinking. Like his mentor, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Arnautoff saw art as "a weapon of ideas in the struggle for a new society." This exhibition includes a full scale reproduction of his recently rediscovered New Deal-era mural for the Richmond Post Office and a selection of works on paper spanning his entire career addressing themes of labor and social justice.

Thu, Sep 21 16:30 2017
Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Event type: Reception/Open House
Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post, the authors of Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers, will give a presentation and book signing at the Illinois State Museum. 

Thu, Sep 21 19:00 2017
Camille Begin at Michigan State University
Event type: Lecture
Camille Begin, the author of Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food will give a lecture at Michigan State University. 

Thu, Sep 21 19:00 2017
Brent Campney at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, Junction City, KS
Event type: Reception/Open House
Brent M.S. Campney, author of This is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927 will give a presentation and sign books at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in honor of his receipt of the 2017 Prairie Heritage Book Award. 

Fri, Sep 22 17:30 2017
Sid Bedingfield at Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, FL
Event type: Lecture
Sid Bedingfield, the author of Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965 will give a presentation and book signing at Midtown Reader. 

Sat, Sep 23 00:00 2017
Phil Jamison at Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention, Berkeley, California
Event type: Festival/Celebration
Phil Jamison, author of Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, will teach workshops, call square dances, and give a presentation “Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance” at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention.

Sat, Sep 23 11:15 2017
Blake Perkins Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, Missouri State University-West Plains
Event type: Lecture
Blake Perkins presents "The War on Poverty and a Closer Look at Anti-Government Defiance in the Arkansas Ozarks" from Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks at the Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, Missouri State University-West Plains.

Wed, Sep 27 13:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Sep 28 00:00 2017
Patrick Murphy at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event type: Lecture
Patrick Murphy, the author of The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses, will give a presentation and sign books at Temple University. 

Thu, Sep 28 11:30 2017
Mike Pearson at the Quarterback Club, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
Mike Pearson, the author of Illini Legends Lists and Lore will give a presentation and sign books at the Quarterback Club.

Thu, Sep 28 12:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Sep 28 13:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Sep 28 14:00 2017
Roundtable: Booker T. Washington in American Memory by Kenneth Hamilton, ASALH
Event type: Conference/Workshop
This roundtable explores Kenneth Hamilton's Booker T. Washington in American Memory.

Thu, Sep 28 15:00 2017
Barbara Martin Stephens, Penny Parsons, and Lee Bidgood Signing at IMBA
Event type: Reception/Open House
UIP authors Barbara Martin Stephens (Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler), Lee Bidgood (Czech Bluegrass), and Penny Parsons (Foggy Mountain Troubadour) will have a book signing at the UIP booth in the exhibit hall during IMBA. 

Thu, Sep 28 19:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by WBEZ's Monica Eng at The Book Cellar.

Fri, Sep 29 08:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Sep 29 11:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Sep 29 14:00 2017
Roundtable: The Nuts and Bolts of Academic Publishing, ASALH
Event type: Conference/Workshop
UIP Senior Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante and other panelists will discuss transforming the dissertation into a book manuscript, working through book revisions, attempting to secure a book contract from a university or trade press can be a daunting and rewarding endeavor. Demystifying the book publication process, this roundtable explores the nuts & bolts of academic book publishing. Panelists will offer insight on navigating the publishing world as well as confronting and overcoming the challenges associated with academic publishing.

Panel discussion is framed around the following topics: Crafting book proposals for both university and trade presses; Contacting and securing a book agent and acquisition editor; Responding to readers’ reports; Revising the manuscript; Securing a book contract; and Preparing for production. The panel will be useful for those navigating the publishing process for the first time, as well as those who are advising and mentoring early career scholars interested in publishing.

Fri, Sep 29 16:00 2017
Mike Pearson at the Illini Union Bookstore, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
Mike Pearson, the author of Illini Legends Lists and Lore will sign books at the Illini Union Bookstore. 

Fri, Sep 29 16:00 2017
Reception to celebrate the Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History Series, ASALH
Event type: Reception/Open House
Please join us at ASALH in the exhibit hall at the University of Illinois Press booth for a reception celebrating the Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History Series. Brittney Cooper, Treva Lindsey, Marcia Walker-McWilliams, and Deborah Gray White will sign books at the University of Illinois Press booth during the reception. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sat, Sep 30 08:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Sep 30 10:30 2017
Mike Pearson at the State Farm Center-Traditions Club Room, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
Mike Pearson, the author of Illini Legends Lists and Lore will give a presentation at the State Farm Center-Traditions Club room. 

Sat, Sep 30 11:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Sep 30 19:00 2017
Mike Pearson at Barnes & Noble, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
Mike Pearson, the author of Illini Legends Lists and Lore will sign books at Barnes & Noble. 

Thu, Oct 5 00:00 2017
Jean Freedman Women's History Group Lecture at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Event type: Lecture
Jean R. Freedman, author of Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love and Politics, will give a lecture for the Women's History Group at the Library of Congress.

Fri, Oct 6 08:30 2017
Cynthia Clampitt at the Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Conference on Illinois History. 

Fri, Oct 6 11:00 2017
Robert W. Cherny at Ross Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
Event type: Lecture
Robert W. Cherny, author of Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art will give a presentation at the Ross Historical Society. 

Sat, Oct 7 00:00 2017
Phil Jamison at Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan County, Kentucky
Event type: Other
Phil Jamison, author of Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, will participate in a panel discussion on Sharp’s Running Set at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Cecil Sharp.

Sat, Oct 7 12:00 2017
Blake Perkins Baxter County History Day in Mountain Home, AR,
Event type: Lecture
Blake Perkins presents "New Deal Era Dam Building in Baxter County, Arkansas," from Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks at the annual Baxter County History Day in Mountain Home, AR, October 7 at 12:00.

Thu, Oct 12 00:00 2017
Patrick Murphy at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Event type: Lecture
Patrick Murphy, the author of The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses, will give a presentation and sign books at the University of Cincinnati.

Fri, Oct 13 16:30 2017
Lex Tate at the IDEA Lab, Grainger Engineering Library, Urbana, IL
Event type: Lecture
Lex Tate, co-author of An Illini Place: Building the University of Illinois Campus, will give a presentation and sign books at the IDEA LAB in the Grainger Engineering Library. 

Mon, Oct 16 00:00 2017
Patrick Murphy at Ohio University
Event type: Lecture
Patrick Murphy, the author of The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses, will give a presentation and sign books at Ohio University.

Mon, Oct 16 08:30 2017
Phil Jamison at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Event type: Lecture
Phil Jamison, author of Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, will be giving lectures and a dance workshop.

Thu, Oct 19 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Oct 19 12:00 2017
Phil Jamison at Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.
Event type: Lecture
Phil Jamison, author of Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, will be giving a book talk.

Fri, Oct 20 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Oct 21 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Oct 21 09:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix and Colleen Taylor Sen at Kendall College, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix and Colleen Taylor Sen, two of the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will give a book talk for the Culinary Historians of Chicago at Kendall College

Sat, Oct 21 12:45 2017
Phil Jamison at National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Event type: Lecture
Phil Jamison, author of Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, will be giving a presentation “Western North Carolina Buckdancers, Flatfooters, & Charleston Dancers” at the 2017 Archives Fair: Performance and Preservation.

Sat, Oct 21 15:30 2017
Blake Perkins at the Remembering Muted Voices Symposium at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City
Event type: Lecture
Blake Perkins joins the "Resistance and Dissent in the American South" panel at the Remembering Muted Voices Symposium at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City on October 21 at 3:30 with his presentation "Ain't Fightin' for Them 'Rich, Silk-Hatted Fellers': World War I Draft Resistance in the Rural Ozarks" from  Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks.

Mon, Oct 23 18:30 2017
Blake Perkins at the the Ozark Studies Institute of Missouri State University, Springfield
Event type: Lecture
Blake Perkins, the author of Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks. delivers the Ozark Studies Institute of Missouri State University, Springfield's annual Ozarks Studies Lecture with "Hillbilly Hellraisers: Fighting Cattle Ticks and Government Intervention in the Early 20th-century Ozarks."

Thu, Oct 26 17:30 2017
Stephen Wade at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Event type: Other
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will give a free concert at the University of North Carolina. 

Tue, Oct 31 13:00 2017
Cynthia Clampitt at Oakton Community College-Skokie Campus
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Oakton Community College-Skokie Campus.  

Wed, Nov 1 19:00 2017
Cynthia Clampitt at Tinley Park Library, Tinley Park, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at Tinley Park Library. 

Wed, Nov 1 19:00 2017
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb at Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Event type: Lecture
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb, authors of Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifswill give a presentation at the Illinois State Museum.

 

Thu, Nov 2 00:00 2017
Patrick Murphy at Western Washington University
Event type: Lecture
Patrick Murphy, the author of The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses, will give a presentation and sign books at Western Washington University.

Sat, Nov 4 14:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Read it & Eat, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will participate in a panel discussion at Read it & Eat.

Thu, Nov 9 13:00 2017
American Musicological Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 9 19:00 2017
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 10 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 10 09:00 2017
Southern Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 10 09:30 2017
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 11 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 11 09:00 2017
Southern Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 11 09:30 2017
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 11 12:00 2017
Graham Peck at Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Graham Peck, the author of Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom, will sign books at the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop. 

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
Southern Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 16 00:00 2017
Kia Lilly Caldwell at Lemann Institute for Brazillian Studies, UIUC
Event type: Lecture
Kia Lilly Caldwell, the author of Health Equity in Brazil:Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy will be speaking at the Lemann Dialogue at the Lemann Institute for Brazillian Studies. 

Thu, Nov 16 15:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 16 20:00 2017
Stephen Wade at Strathmore AMP in North Bethesda, MD
Event type: Other
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will perform at Strathmore AMP. 

Fri, Nov 17 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 17 14:45 2017
Christen A. Smith at NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Christen A. Smith, the author of Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil will participate in an authors meet critics session at NWSA. 

Sat, Nov 18 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 18 11:00 2017
Brittney C. Cooper at NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Brittney C. Cooper, the author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women will participate in an authors meet critics session at NWSA.

Sun, Nov 19 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 25 10:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Prairie Path Books, Wheaton, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will give a book talk at Prairie Path Books.

Sat, Nov 25 17:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will participate participate in a panel discussion and sign books at Bookends & Beginnings. 

Thu, Nov 30 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Dec 1 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Dec 1 18:00 2017
Marcia Hansen Kraus at Appletree Books, Cleveland, OH
Event type: Lecture
Marcia Hansen Kraus, the author of George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra will give a book talk and signing at Appletree books. Wine and cheese will be served. 

Sat, Dec 2 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Wed, Dec 6 12:00 2017
Robert W. Cherny at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Event type: Lecture
Robert W. Cherny, author of Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art will give a presentation entitled "New Deal Art in San Francisco"  at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Tue, Dec 12 18:45 2017
Graham Peck at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Event type: Lecture
Graham Peck, the author of Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom, will participate in a roundtable about his book at Purdue University. 

Fri, Jan 5 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Jan 6 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sun, Jan 7 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Mar 22 12:30 2018
George Robb at the Museum of American Finance, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
George Robb, the author of Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression will give a book talk at the Museum of American Finance. 

Sat, Apr 21 10:30 2018
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb at Danville Public Library, Danville, IL
Event type: Lecture
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb, authors of Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifswill give a presentation at the Danville Public Library.

Thu, May 10 19:00 2018
Valerie A Francisco-Menchavez at Portland State University, Portland, OR
Event type: Lecture
Valerie A. Francisco-Menchavez, the author of Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age, will give a presentation at Portland State University's annual Walk of Heroines lecture. 

Fri, Aug 31 00:00 2018
Stephen Wade at the American Roots Music Program, Estes, CO
Event type: Other
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will perform and lead multiple events at the American Roots Music Program.

Exhibits

The University of Illinois Press attends scholarly conferences and trade book shows throughout North America each year. A list of our meetings follows. Stop by our booth to browse, to buy, or to speak to one of our acquisition editors or staff. For further information, contact Exhibits Manager Margo Chaney.


Wed, Sep 27 13:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Thu, Sep 28 12:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Hilton Cincinnati, Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Thu, Sep 28 13:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Fri, Sep 29 08:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Hilton Cincinnati, Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Fri, Sep 29 11:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Sat, Sep 30 08:00 2017
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Hilton Cincinnati, Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Sat, Sep 30 11:00 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Thu, Oct 19 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN

Fri, Oct 20 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN

Sat, Oct 21 09:00 2017
American Folklore Society
Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN

Thu, Nov 9 13:00 2017
American Musicological Society
Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Thu, Nov 9 19:00 2017
American Studies Association
Booths #304 & 306, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fri, Nov 10 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Fri, Nov 10 09:00 2017
Southern Historical Association
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX

Fri, Nov 10 09:30 2017
American Studies Association
Booths #304 & 306, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sat, Nov 11 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Sat, Nov 11 09:00 2017
Southern Historical Association
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX

Sat, Nov 11 09:30 2017
American Studies Association
Booths #304 & 306, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
American Studies Association
Booths #304 & 306, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
Southern Historical Association
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX

Sun, Nov 12 08:30 2017
American Musicological Society
Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Thu, Nov 16 15:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Booths #400 & 402, Hilton Baltimore, MD

Fri, Nov 17 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Booths #400 & 402, Hilton Baltimore, MD

Sat, Nov 18 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Booths #400 & 402, Hilton Baltimore, MD

Sun, Nov 19 09:00 2017
National Women's Studies Association
Booths #400 & 402, Hilton Baltimore, MD

Thu, Nov 30 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Fri, Dec 1 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sat, Dec 2 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Fri, Jan 5 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sat, Jan 6 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sun, Jan 7 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC