Events Calendar

Fri, Feb 28 12:00 AM 2020
Devon Powers at Penn State University, State College, PA
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
Devon Powers, author of On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future, will give a book talk at Penn State University.

Fri, Feb 28 7:00 PM 2020
Cicero Fain III at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Event type: Lecture
Cicero Fain III, author of Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story, will give a book talk at Shepherd University.

Mon, Mar 2 6:00 PM 2020
Pleasure & Politics of Latino Popular Music: University of Illinois Press Latino Book Series 15th Anniversary Celebration
Event type: Lecture
What do you know about Latino popular music?  How can we enjoy music while listening critically?  Please join Frances Aparicio, former director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University, in a celebration of the 15th Year Anniversary of the University of Illinois Press Latinos in the Chicago and the Midwest Book Series.  As its founding editor, Professor Aparicio will share the history and impact of this groundbreaking series and her passion for Latina/o popular music.  Through guided listening to music, she will introduce us to Latino music forms as we learn how to be music critical listeners.  Through entertainment, we will explore the politics of sonic traditions, the construction of Blackness, and the role of women in popular music.  She will reveal the ways that local music traditions help Puerto Ricans’ grief and healing after Hurricane Maria in the midst of colonial neglect and abandonment.

Dr. Frances Aparicio is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese and was Director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University.  She is author of the award-winning Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music and Puerto Rican Cultures (Wesleyan 1998), and co-editor of various critical anthologies, including Musical Migrations (Palgrave, 2003).   A founding editor of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Book Series at the University of Illinois Press, she has facilitated and fostered book publications and new research on Latino/as in the Midwest.  Her recent book in this series, Negotiating Latinidad (2019), explores the lives of “intralatino/a subjects” in Chicago, individuals who are of two or more national Latin American origins.

A reception celebrating the series will follow. 

Fri, Mar 6 9:00 AM 2020
African American Intellectual History Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our booth to browse our new books and journals and visit with Journals staff member Alexa Colella.

Fri, Mar 6 3:30 PM 2020
Author Meets Engaged Readers: Roundtable on Annette JosephGabriels Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire at AAIHS
Event type: Conference/Workshop
A roundtable discussion of Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel's book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire will take place at AAIHS.

Moderator: Kersuze Simeon-Jones, University of South Florida
Discussants
Reena Goldthree, Princeton University
Kate Dossett, University of Leeds
Régine Jean-Charles, Boston College
Response
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, University of Michigan 

Sat, Mar 7 9:00 AM 2020
African American Intellectual History Society
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our booth to browse our new books and journals and visit with Journals staff member Alexa Colella.

Thu, Mar 12 12:00 PM 2020
Peter Cole at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies in New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Peter Cole, author of Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, will be giving a book talk at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies about his new book.

Fri, Mar 13 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our booth to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt.

Fri, Mar 13 12:00 AM 2020
Rob Wells at Columbia University, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Rob Wells, author of The Enforcers: How Little Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism, will be giving a book talk at the Columbia University in New York, NY, about his new book.

Sat, Mar 14 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our booth to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt.

Sun, Mar 15 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our booth to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt.

Sun, Mar 15 12:00 PM 2020
Anya Jabour at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Anya Jabour, author of "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America", will be giving a book talk at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum about her new book. A complimentary brunch and discussion will follow.

Sun, Mar 22 12:00 AM 2020
George van Dusen and Michael Dorf at Chicago Jewish Historical Society, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
George van Dusen and Michael Dorf, authors of Clear it with Sid! , will be giving a book talk at the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.

Sun, Mar 22 2:00 PM 2020
Cicero Fain III at Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
Event type: Lecture
Cicero Fain III, author of Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story, will give a book talk at Fairmont State University.

Mon, Mar 23 12:00 AM 2020
Rob Wells at Towson University, Townson, MD
Event type: Lecture
Rob Wells, author of The Enforcers: How Little Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism, will be giving a book talk at Townson University in Townson, MD, about his new book.

Tue, Mar 24 12:00 AM 2020
Rob Wells at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Event type: Lecture
Rob Wells, author of The Enforcers: How Little Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism, will be giving a book talk at University of Maryland in College Park, MD, about his new book.

Thu, Mar 26 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with UIP Director, Laurie Matheson, and Exhibits Manager, Margo Chaney.

Thu, Mar 26 12:00 AM 2020
Rob Wells at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Event type: Lecture
Rob Wells, author of The Enforcers: How Little Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism, will be giving a book talk at University of Maryland in College Park, MD, about his new book.

Fri, Mar 27 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with UIP Director, Laurie Matheson, and Exhibits Manager, Margo Chaney.

Sat, Mar 28 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with UIP Director, Laurie Matheson, and Exhibits Manager, Margo Chaney.

Tue, Mar 31 6:00 PM 2020
Jillian M. Baez at University of Illinois Springfield
Event type: Lecture
In Search of Belonging by Jillian M. Báez explores the ways Latina/o audiences, but women in particular, understand and engage American mainstream and Spanish-language media. The innovative ethnographic analysis, informed by new evidence, that was done by Báez draws on the experiences of a diverse group of Latinas in Chicago.  Through in-depth interviews, the women reveal their search for recognition and belonging through representations of Latinas in films, advertising, telenovelas, and TV shows.  In Search of Belonging answers important questions about the ways Latinas see themselves and citizenship in today’s America.  Báez gives voice to U.S. Latinas as they enact cultural citizenship, offering important insights on how Latinas consume media for a sense of affirmation, belonging, and empowerment.  This book is part of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Book Series from University of Illinois Press.

Jillian Báez is an assistant professor of Media Culture at CUNY Staten Island, specializing in Latina/o media, audience studies, transnational feminisms, and media literacy.  Dr. Báez is General Editor of WSQ (formerly Women’s Studies Quarterly).  Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and Social Science Research Council.  She teaches a variety of courses , including : Theories of Communications, Media Audiences, Media and the Margins, Media Industries, History of Print Media, Latina/o Media, Film and Media Research Analysis, and Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Prior to her appointment at the College of Staten Island, Dr. Báez was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College.  Báez earned her Ph.D. from he Institute of Communication Research at UIUC and her B.A. from Hunter College in Media Studies and Black Puerto Rican Studies.

Thu, Apr 2 10:30 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Eleanor Hinton.

Thu, Apr 2 2:00 PM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths (#134 & 136) to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Thu, Apr 2 5:00 PM 2020
Anya Jabour at the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY
Event type: Lecture
Anya Jabour, author of Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America, will be giving a book talk at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY, about her new book.

Fri, Apr 3 9:00 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Eleanor Hinton.

Fri, Apr 3 9:00 AM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths (#134 & 136) to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Sat, Apr 4 8:00 AM 2020
Anya Jabour at Organization of American Historians, Washington D.C.
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Anya Jabour, author of Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America, will be give a book talk at the OAH Conference.

Sat, Apr 4 9:00 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our tables to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Eleanor Hinton.

Sat, Apr 4 9:00 AM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths (#134 & 136) to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor James Engelhardt and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Sat, Apr 4 10:00 AM 2020
Deborah Kanter at OAH, Washington D.C.
Event type: Lecture
Deborah Kanter, author of Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican, will give a presentation at OAH called "New Directions in Latina/o History: Using Religious History to Overcome Inequalities of the Historical Record. "

Wed, Apr 8 12:00 PM 2020
Going to Press: Basics of Scholarly Journal and Book Publishing, University of Illinois Springfield
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Journals Manager, Clydette Wantland and Senior Acquisitions Editor, Dawn Durante will discuss some basics of the publishing process for scholarly journal articles and academic monographs. Clydette Wantland will share insights into how to find the right journal, discuss best practices for reaching out, and share what a standard review and production process looks like. Dawn Durante will discuss ways to think through conceptualizing a book, developing and submitting a book proposal, and navigating peer review. The workshop will wrap up with a question and answer session.

Sat, Apr 11 8:00 PM 2020
Stephen Wade at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Event type: Performance
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Fri, Apr 17 6:00 PM 2020
Himanee Gupta-Carlson at the Taj Mahal Restaurant, Schenectady, NY
Event type: Lecture
Himanee Gupta-Carlson, author of Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America, will be giving a book talk at the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady, NY, about her new book.

Sun, Apr 26 2:00 PM 2020
Cicero Fain III at West Virginia Humanities Council, Charleston, WV
Event type: Lecture
Cicero Fain III, author of Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story, will give a book talk at the West Virginia Humanities Council. 

Thu, May 7 4:00 PM 2020
Deborah Kanter at US Catholic & the Claretian Missionaries, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Deborah Kanter , author of Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican, will be giving a book talk at US Catholic & the Claretian Missionaries in Chicago, IL.

Thu, May 14 6:00 PM 2020
Robert E. Weems, Jr. at the Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS
Event type: Lecture
Robert E. Weems Jr. , author of The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire, will be holding a book signing at Watermark Books & Café.

Thu, May 28 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Fri, May 29 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Sat, May 30 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Sun, May 31 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Stop by our Booths to browse our new books and journals and visit with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante and Assistant Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring.

Tue, Jun 9 5:00 PM 2020
Cicero Fain III at WV Defense Trial Lawyers Council, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Event type: Lecture
Cicero Fain III, author of Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story, will give a book talk at the WV Defense Trial Lawyers Council. 

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.


Fri, Mar 6 9:00 AM 2020
African American Intellectual History Society
Gordon-White Building, University of Texas at Austin, 210 W. 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

Sat, Mar 7 9:00 AM 2020
African American Intellectual History Society
Gordon-White Building, University of Texas at Austin, 210 W. 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

Fri, Mar 13 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

Sat, Mar 14 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

Sun, Mar 15 8:00 AM 2020
Appalachian Studies Association
Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

Thu, Mar 26 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Scandinavian Ballroom 3, Radisson Blu Minneapolis, 35 South Seventh St., Minneapolis, MN 55402

Fri, Mar 27 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Scandinavian Ballroom 3, Radisson Blu Minneapolis, 35 South Seventh St., Minneapolis, MN 55402

Sat, Mar 28 8:00 AM 2020
Society for American Music
Scandinavian Ballroom 3, Radisson Blu Minneapolis, 35 South Seventh St., Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thu, Apr 2 10:30 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

Thu, Apr 2 2:00 PM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Fri, Apr 3 9:00 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

Fri, Apr 3 9:00 AM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Sat, Apr 4 9:00 AM 2020
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

Sat, Apr 4 9:00 AM 2020
Organization of American Historians
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Thu, May 28 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Fri, May 29 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Sat, May 30 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Sun, May 31 12:00 AM 2020
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218