Events Calendar

Sat, Mar 23 8:00 AM 2019
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop
University of Illinois Press will display and sell books and journals in the exhibit hall at the Society for American Music annual conference. We invite scholars to chat with our director, Laurie Matheson, about potential book projects.

Sat, Mar 23 11:00 AM 2019
Roundtable: The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing, AAIHS 2019, Ann Arbor, MI
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Moderator: Whitney Battle-Baptiste, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Discussants:
Walter Biggins, University of Georgia Press
Dawn Durante, University of Illinois Press
Jill Petty, Northwestern University Press
Brandon Proia, University of North Carolina Press

Sat, Mar 23 11:00 AM 2019
"To Turn the Whole World Over": Black Women and Internationalism, AAIHS 2019 Panel
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Hussey Room, Michigan League 2nd floor
Chair: Keisha N. Blain, University of Pittsburgh (co-editor of To Turn The Whole World Over)
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, University of Michigan
Feminist Networks and Diasporic Practices: Eslanda Robeson’s Travels in Africa
Kim Gallon, Purdue University
Black Women, Internationalism, and the Chicago Defender during the Golden Age of Tourism
Julia Erin Wood, Texas A&M University
“What That Meant to Me”: SNCC Women, the 1964 Guinea Trip, and Black Internationalism

Dayo F. Gore, University of California, San Diego
“A Common Rallying Call”: Vicki Garvin in China and the Making of U.S. Third World Solidarity Politics

Sat, Mar 23 1:00 PM 2019
Peter Cole at New Copperfield's Book Service
Event type: Lecture
Peter Cole, the author of Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, will be speaking at New Copperfield's Book Service.

Sat, Mar 23 2:00 PM 2019
Twentieth Century Black Internationalism: State of the Field AAIHS 2019 Panel, Ann Arbor, MI
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Chair: Quito Swan, Howard University
Participants:
Monique Bedasse, Washington University in St. Louis

Glenn Chambers, Michigan State University
Erica Edwards, Rutgers University- New Brunswick
Kia Lily Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Sat, Mar 23 6:00 PM 2019
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop
University of Illinois Press will display and sell books and journals in the exhibit hall at the Society for American Music annual conference. We invite scholars to chat with our director, Laurie Matheson, about potential book projects.

Tue, Mar 26 12:00 AM 2019
Cynthia Clampitt at the University of Illinois
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize, will be giving a talk at the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences.

Tue, Mar 26 7:00 PM 2019
Emily Thuma at The New School, New York City, NY
Event type: Lecture
Emily Thuma, author of All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence will be giving a book talk in discussion with Mariame Kaba at The New School University Center.

Wed, Mar 27 11:00 AM 2019
Dissertation to Book: Basics of the Revision and Publishing Process
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Join Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor at University of Illinois Press, for a general introduction to publishing a scholarly book. The workshop will include tips for turning a dissertation into a book, how to submit a proposal to the right presses effectively, insights into the peer review process, plus time for general questions.

Thu, Mar 28 12:00 AM 2019
Jessica Wilkerson at Oxford Conference for the Book
Event type: Lecture
Jessica Wilkerson, author of To Live Here, You Have To Fight, will be giving a book lecture at the Oxford Conference for the Book.

Fri, Mar 29 7:00 PM 2019
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA
Event type: Lecture
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, author of Homeland Maternity: US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime will sign books at Prairie Lights bookstore.

Fri, Mar 29 7:30 PM 2019
Emily Thuma at Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA
Event type: Lecture
Emily Thuma, author of All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence will be giving a book talk with members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Survived and Punished at Skylight Books.

Sat, Mar 30 5:00 PM 2019
Lara Vapnek at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Lara Vapnek, author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, will be giving an inspired talk entitled "Daughters of Toil: Working Women in Nineteenth Century New York City" at The Morris-Jumel Mansion. 

Sat, Apr 6 2:00 PM 2019
Stephen Wade at Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, CO
Event type: Performance
Award-winning banjoist and author Stephen Wade, director of the
American Roots Music Program at Rocky Ridge Music Center, explores
how traditional musicians reinvent songs, tunes, and stories. How in the
act of putting their hands on a traditional tune, gifted players transform it
while connecting it to its history and to their own communities.

Wed, Apr 10 12:00 AM 2019
Steve Hardy at Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts
Event type: Lecture
Steve Hardy, co-author of Hockey: A Global History will be speaking and signing books at Western New England University.

Thu, Apr 25 6:00 PM 2019
UIP Authors at the AAAS New Books Reception
Event type: Reception/Open House
Join us at the AAAS New Books Reception at the Illinois Press booth in the exhibit hall. Kimberly Mckee, author of Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States and Nancy Rao, author of Chinatown Opera Theater in North America (winner of the 2019 AAAS Book Award in the Humanities and Cultural Studies category) will sign copies of their books. 

Tue, May 14 4:30 PM 2019
Peter Cole at the Work Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre, Manchester, UK
Event type: Lecture
Peter Cole, the author of Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, will give a talk at the Work Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre.

Sat, May 18 12:00 PM 2019
A HERO ON MOUNT ST. HELENS Book Launch at Johnston Ridge Observatory, Toutle, Washington
Event type: Lecture
Melanie Holmes, author of A Hero on Mount St Helens: The Life and Legacy of David A. Johnston, will be give a book talk at 12pm and 2pm at the Johnston Ridge Observatory on the anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption. A book signing will follow each talk. Books will be available for purchase in the gift shop. 

Sun, Jun 2 1:00 PM 2019
A HERO ON MOUNT ST. HELENS Book Launch with author Melanie Holmes, Oak Lawn, IL
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Join us for a book launch celebrating the release of A Hero on Mount St. Helens: The Life and Legacy of David A. Johnston by Melanie Holmes at the David Johnston Community Center in Oak Lawn, IL.

Mon, Jun 10 7:00 PM 2019
Michael C. Dorf and George Van Dusen at Politics and Prose Bookstore at the Wharf, Washington DC 20024
Event type: Lecture
Michael C. Dorf and George Van Dusen, authors of Clear It With Sid! will be speaking at Politics and Prose Bookstore at the Wharf.

Thu, Jun 13 7:00 PM 2019
Carol Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Schaumberg Township District Public Library
Event type: Lecture
Carol Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, co-editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will be speaking and signing books at the Schaumberg Township District Public Library.

Fri, Jun 28 10:00 AM 2019
Cynthia Clampitt at Sun City, Huntley, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at Sun City.

Sat, Jul 27 1:00 PM 2019
Michael Jeffords and Susan Post at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
Event type: Lecture

Join entomologists and authors of Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide, Dr. Michael Jeffords and Susan Post for a unique look at the diversity of butterflies found across Illinois. They will also explore the status of Illinois butterflies and the best places in Illinois to see these remarkable creatures.

Fri, Aug 30 12:00 AM 2019
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.

Sat, Aug 31 12:00 AM 2019
Jessica Wilkerson at Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium, Wheeling, WV
Event type: Lecture
Jessica Wilkerson, author of To Live Here, You Have To Fight, will be giving a book lecture at the Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium.

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.


Sat, Mar 23 8:00 AM 2019
Society for American Music
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 71030

Sat, Mar 23 6:00 PM 2019
Society for American Music
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 71030