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University of Illinois Press Fall Publishing Symposium

September 19, 2019
8:30am – 4:00pm

Institute for the Humanities
701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago

Register now at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4920856

Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by September 9, 2019.

This event will be held in the lower level of Stevenson Hall. Accessible parking is available in Lot 1B (1139 West Harrison Street). The building's north and west entrances both provide ADA accessible routes. A UIC parking map is available here. A UIC East Side Accessibility Map is available here.

Questions about access? To request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, such as ASL interpreting, Live Captioning, wheelchair access, etc., please contact: Julie Laut (217-300-4126 or jlaut2@illinois.edu) by September 6, 2019.
Symposium Agenda
8:30 to 9:00 Coffee/tea, pastries, and conversation
9:00 to 9:10 Welcome
9:15 to 10:20 "Quick Conversation" Sessions

To sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one meeting with an experienced acquisitions editor to discuss a project at any stage of development, indicate your interest on the registration form. Participants will be contacted prior to the symposium with an assigned time slot.

Participating editors:

Dawn Durante, University of Illinois Press

James Engelhardt, University of Illinois Press

Danny Nasset, University of Illinois Press

Trevor Perri, Northwestern University Press


The Life of a Book: From Proposal to Publication
10:30 to 11:45 New Directions in Journals Publications

Moderator: Robert Johnston, Department of History

Lydia J. Hou, University of Illinois at Chicago, Past Assistant Editor of Social Problems

Marina Mogilner, Department of History and editor of Ab Imperio Quarterly

Alexa Colella, Journals Marketing Manager, University of Illinois Press
11:45 to 1:00 Break – lunch provided to those who register by September 9
1:00 to 2:15 Alternatives to Traditional Publishing

: Jennifer Brier, Program in Gender and Women's Studies & Department of History

Amir Berbić, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD

Anna Kornbluh, Department of English
2:30 to 3:45 Professional Development Roundtable

: Jane Rhodes, Department of African American Studies

Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Department of History

Jennifer Jones, Department of Sociology

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for the Humanities, the U of I Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UIC Library, and the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Questions? Contact Julie Laut, University of Illinois Press, (jlaut2@illinois.edu)

Download the Symposium Agenda as a PDF document