Events Calendar

Tue, Jan 23 7:30 PM 2018
Wendy and Lucy film screening
Event type: Film Screening
To commemorate 15 years of the Contemporary Film Directors series, the University of Illinois Press is launching a new film series in partnership with The Art Theater, a non-profit cinema in downtown Champaign, Illinois. The first event highlights a recent title in the series, Kelly Reichardt (2017), with a screening of the director’s third feature film, Wendy & Lucy. Authors Katherine Fusco and Nicole Seymour will join the audience via Skype for a special Q&A after the film.

From The Art Theater:

Kelly Reichardt’s humble, heartrending third feature, the talk of Cannes when it debuted in Un Certain Regard, was the writer-director-editor’s breakthrough film, an unassuming tour de force that New York Times critic A. O. Scott placed at the epicentre of a burgeoning (albeit short-lived) “Neo-Neo Realist” movement in American independent cinema. Michelle Williams, in what remains her finest performance to date, is Wendy, a young, broke vagabond stranded in a small Oregon town after her battered car breaks down and her beloved dog Lucy goes missing. The plot of this unadorned, unsentimental, unhurried drama — adapted from co-writer Jon Raymond’s short story “Train Choir” — is deceptively slight; in its understated way, it speaks volumes about loneliness, economic hardship, and compassion in a culture of individualism and inopportunity, the modern American zeitgeist. “Breathtaking ... It should be required viewing” (Michael Atkinson, Sight & Sound). (2008, Kelly Reichardt, US, 80 min, DCP)
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Thu, Jan 25 12:00 PM 2018
Inside Scoop with Jose Angel N.
Event type: Lecture
José Ángel N. came to the United States from Mexico in 1993. He settled in Chicago, where he lived until recently, when he moved with his family to Urbana. His book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2014. His memoir was chosen for the One Book One College Program at Moraine Valley Community College in 2015; Cal State, East Bay chose it as its freshmen reading requirement for 2016-2017. Illegal has been adopted as reading requirement for numerous Latino study courses across the country and it has been featured in the Chicago Humanities Festival as well as in interviews with NPR affiliates.

Inside Scoop events bring University of Illinois undergraduates from any major into close conversation about humanities and arts-related topics with distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting scholars.

 

By creating opportunities for the exchange of ideas in a casual setting, scholars and artists can share with students the great moments of discovery, creativity, and excitement that fuel their research and their ongoing commitment to their work at the university and in the outside world. Intended for students from across the campus, Inside Scoop conversations invite Illinois undergraduates to engage with the vibrant developments and exciting work conducted by scholars whose work helps us understand what it means to be human in a world of rapidly shifting global complexities.

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Thu, Jan 25 7:30 PM 2018
IPRH Reads: Illegal with Jose Angel N.
Event type: Lecture
José Ángel N. will participate in a discussion about his book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant as part of the IPRH Reads program. 

 

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Fri, Feb 2 12:00 AM 2018
University of Illinois Press Public History Exhibit
Event type: Exhibition
In honor of 100 years of printing and publishing history, the University of Illinois Press will have a public history display in the North-South Corridor of the Main Library of the Champaign-Urbana campus throughout February 2018. The six display cases and the wallboards above them will contain a wealth of materials selected by UIP staff from the University Archives and our own archival materials related to our history of design and printing, award winning scholarship, Illinois history publications, our outstanding series Music in American Life and Working Class in American History, our commitment to social justice issues, and much more. We have been pleased to collaborate with William Maher, University Archivist, and Daniel Tracy, Library and Information Science and Research Services Librarian, to develop this exhibit. The N-S Corridor is one of the most highly trafficked spaces on campus, allowing our history to be shared with the thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our extraordinary library.
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Sat, Feb 3 12:00 AM 2018
Robert Marovich at the Chicago Public Library, Uptown Branch
Event type: Lecture
Robert Marovich, the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music will give a presentation at the Chicago Public Library, Uptown Branch. 

Thu, Feb 8 2:00 PM 2018
Understanding the University Press Ecosystem: Savvy Researcher Workshop
Event type: Conference/Workshop
In order to get published, first you need to find a publisher. But how do you find the right one? James Engelhardt, Acquisitions Editor at the University of Illinois Press, will give an overview of the University Press ecosystem and provide helpful hints about finding the right publisher, submitting proposals, dealing with editors, and more.
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Wed, Feb 14 3:00 PM 2018
Director's Panel: Reflections on the University of Illinois Press at 100
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
A Director’s Panel on February 14, 2018 will be chaired by Dean James D. Anderson, Dean of the College of Education and a long-time member of the University of Illinois Press Faculty Board, to kick-off our centennial celebrations at UIUC. Laurie Matheson will engage in a mediated conversation with two previous Press directors, Willis Regier and Richard Wentworth, to discuss the Press’s decades-long commitment to supporting scholarship on social justice issues and publishing underrepresented voices and histories. The panel will be followed by a reception. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the public history exhibit in the North-South Corridor and talk with the University of Illinois Press staff and library staff who helped bring the exhibit to life.
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Wed, Feb 21 7:00 PM 2018
UIUC Scholarship and the University of Illinois Press: A Century of Partnerships on Campus
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
The University of Illinois Press in collaboration the University of Illinois Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series Presents a panel titled, “UIUC Scholarship and the University of Illinois Press: A Century of Partnerships on Campus. Featured speakers include Julie Laut, PhD, University of Illinois Press; Charles D. Wright, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Former Editor of JEGP; Antony Augoustakis, Professor and Head of Classics, Former Editor of Illinois Classical Studies; and Laura Hetrick, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Co-Editor of Visual Arts Research

University of Illinois Archives, Room 146 Library

1408 West Gregory, Urbana

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Sun, Feb 25 2:00 PM 2018
Stefan Fiol at Spurlock Museum
Event type: Lecture
Stefan Fiol, the author of Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility, will give a performance and book talk at Spurlock Museum. 

Mon, Feb 26 6:30 PM 2018
Jean Freedman at Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC
Event type: Lecture
Jean R. Freedman, author of Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love and Politics, will give a book talk at Busboys and Poets. 

Wed, Feb 28 11:00 AM 2018
From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Revision Process
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Dawn Durante is a senior acquisitions editor at University of Illinois Press who acquires books in African American studies, religion, American studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This workshop will provide general information about how to approach publishing a scholarly book, including tips for turning a dissertation into a book and how to submit an effective proposal to the right presses. Dawn looks forward to your questions.

 

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Thu, Mar 1 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Mar 2 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Mar 3 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Mar 10 12:00 AM 2018
Robert Marovich at the Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional
Event type: Lecture
Robert Marovich, the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music will give a presentation at the Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional.

Thu, Mar 15 10:30 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Mar 16 9:30 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Mar 17 9:00 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Mar 22 12:30 PM 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. 

Fri, Mar 30 9:45 AM 2018
AAAS: Lost in Migration: New Books on Forging Identity and Community in the Asian Diaspora Asian American Experience Series Panel
Event type: Other
Amy Sueyoshi(Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American Oriental), Himanee Gupta-Carlson (Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America), Valeria Francisco-Menchavez (The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age), Harrod J. Suarez (The Work of Mothering: Globalization and the Filipino Diaspora), Phuong Tran Nguyen(Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon), and series editor Jigna Desai will participate in a panel discussion about the Asian American Experience series at the 2018 Association for Asian American Studies conference. 

Fri, Mar 30 9:45 AM 2018
Amy Sueyoshi at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Amy Sueyoshi, the author of Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental" will speak about her book at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. 

Mon, Apr 2 12:00 AM 2018
AUP Annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show
Event type: Exhibition
From April 2 – 13, 2018, the University of Illinois Press will host the American Association of University Presses’s Traveling Book, Jacket, and Journal Show now in its 51st year of honoring excellence and innovation in scholarly press design. For our centennial year, we will present the Show in collaboration with the School of Art + Design and the College of Fine Arts in the Link Gallery to ensure the widest possible audience for this event, which visually teaches the tenets of good design.
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Tue, Apr 3 12:00 AM 2018
Robert Marovich at the Chicago Public Library, Roden Branch
Event type: Lecture
Robert Marovich, the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music will give a presentation at the Chicago Public Library, Roden Branch.

Thu, Apr 5 12:00 AM 2018
Brittney C. Cooper at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference
Event type: Lecture
Brittney C. Cooper, author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women" will be the keynote speaker at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference.

Fri, Apr 6 1:00 PM 2018
Wint Solberg at Clark Lindsey Activity Center, Urbana, IL
Event type: Lecture
Winton Solberg, the author of Creating the Big Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization will give a talk at Clark-Lindsey. 

Wed, Apr 11 7:00 PM 2018
Amy Sueyoshi at the GLBT History Museum, San Francisco
Event type: Lecture
Amy Sueyoshi, the author of Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental" will give a book talk at the GLBT History Museum. 

Thu, Apr 19 12:00 AM 2018
Robert Marovich at the Chicago Public Library, Scottsdale Branch
Event type: Lecture
Robert Marovich, the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music will give a presentation at the Chicago Public Library, Scottsdale Branch.

Sat, Apr 21 10:30 AM 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.

Mon, Apr 23 10:00 AM 2018
Amy Sueyoshi at the University of Toronto Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
Event type: Lecture
Amy Sueyoshi, the author of Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental" will give a book talk at the University of Toronto Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. 

Tue, Apr 24 1:00 PM 2018
Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post at The Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
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 Chicago Botanic Garden. 

Thu, Apr 26 7:00 PM 2018
Karissa Haugeberg, WAWH Champagne Book Launch
Event type: Other
Karissa Haugeberg, the author of Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century will read from her book and participate in a panel discussion at WAWH. 

Thu, May 10 7:00 PM 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. 

Thu, May 31 12:00 AM 2018
Book Expo America
Event type: Exhibition

Sat, Jun 23 12:00 AM 2018
Barbara Martin Stephens at Jenny Brook Bluegrass, Turnbridge, Vermont
Event type: Other
Barbara Martin Stephens, the author of Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jimmy Martin, The King of Bluegrass, will sign books at Jenny Brook Bluegrass.

Sat, Jul 7 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 14 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 21 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 28 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Fri, Aug 31 12:00 AM 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.

Mon, Oct 1 12:00 AM 2018
University of Illinois Press Public History Exhibit
Event type: Exhibition
The University of Illinois Press public history exhibit will move to the Circle Reading Room at the Daley Library in October 2018. This quiet study space welcomes UIC students throughout the year and contains a wall of glass cases that will feature our exhibit beautifully throughout October and November.
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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.


Thu, Mar 1 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, MO

Fri, Mar 2 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, MO

Sat, Mar 3 8:00 AM 2018
Society for American Music
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, MO

Thu, Mar 15 10:30 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Fri, Mar 16 9:30 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Sat, Mar 17 9:00 AM 2018
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Thu, May 31 12:00 AM 2018
Book Expo America
Booth #2766, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY