Events Calendar

Tue, Apr 13 12:00 PM 2021
The Mark of Slavery and Between Fitness and Death Virtual Book Launch
Event type: Lecture
Join Jenifer L. Barclay, author of The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America and Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, author of Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean for an event celebrating the release of their books on April 13 at 12pm ET. Daina Ramey Berry will moderate.

 

Register here: https://bit.ly/UIPevent

 

*This event will be captioned.

 

About The Mark of Slavery
Jenifer L. Barclay examines the ubiquitous narratives that depicted black people with disabilities as pitiable, monstrous, or comical, narratives used not only to defend slavery but also to argue against it. As she shows, this relationship between ableism and racism impacted racial identities during the antebellum period and played an overlooked role in shaping American history afterward. Barclay also illuminates the everyday lives of the ten percent of enslaved people who lived with disabilities. Prescient in its analysis and rich in detail, "The Mark of Slavery" is a powerful addition to the intertwined histories of disability, slavery, and race. This book is in the Disability Histories series edited by Kim Nielsen and Michael Rembis. 

 

Learn more: https://go.illinois.edu/s21barclay

 

About Between Fitness and Death
Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy provides a three-pronged analysis of disability in the context of Atlantic slavery. First, she examines the connections of enslavement and representations of disability and the parallel development of English anti-black racism. From there, she moves from realms of representation to reality in order to illuminate the physical, emotional, and psychological impairments inflicted by slavery and endured by the enslaved. Finally, she looks at slave law as a system of enforced disablement. Audacious and powerful, Between Fitness and Death is a groundbreaking journey into the entwined histories of racism and ableism. This book is in the Disability Histories series edited by Kim Nielsen and Michael Rembis.

 

Learn more: https://go.illinois.edu/s20huntkennedy

 
About Jenifer L. Barclay: 
Jenifer L. Barclay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo. She received her Ph.D. in history from Michigan State University and her work has been supported by a pre-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies (2009–2011) and a postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University (2011-12). Barclay is an associate editor for Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal and her first book, The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America, appears in the University of Illinois Press’s cutting-edge book series “Disability Histories.” Barclay is also planning an edited collection with Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, Cripping the Archive: Disability, Power, and History, and has begun work on her second project, Between Two Worlds: Disability and Segregation in Southern Education from Emancipation to Integration. She has published several articles and book chapters in journals and collections such as Slavery & AbolitionWomen, Gender, and Families of Color; and The Oxford Handbook on Disability History.
 
 
About Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy:
Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and Disability History at the University of New Brunswick. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto where her dissertation won the Michael Finlayson Award for Most Outstanding Dissertation. Hunt-Kennedy recently published her first book, Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean, in the University of Illinois Press’ Disability Histories Series. She has authored several articles and book chapters that appear in journals such as Slavery & Abolition and Social Identities. Hunt-Kennedy is currently collaborating with Dr. Jenifer Barclay on an edited collection entitled, Cripping the Archive: Disability, Power, and History. In addition to this, she is the primary investigator of The Anglo-Atlantic Slave Law Project, a website that will provide worldwide access to the British Atlantic slave laws from the earliest comprehensive codes of the seventeenth century to the laws that governed emancipation in the nineteenth century. This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and has an anticipated launch date of September 2022.
 

Thu, Apr 15 4:00 PM 2021
The Life of a Journal Article: Where Does It Go and How Do We Know?, University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium
Event type: Conference/Workshop
A panel of the University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

It’s one thing to get an article published, and it may seem like that’s where your role as an author stops. However, where your article goes can impact your career long after you crack the spine of the journal issue in which your article is published. The marketing and usage of scholarly journals is an often-overlooked component to the journals publishing process, but it can have a big impact! In this panel, we will talk with the people that know the most about the life cycle of your article and how you can understand its impact. Additionally, we will take a closer look at some of the metrics used to measure impact and ask whether they are useful tools for evaluating scholarship in the humanities.

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Hess, Journals Marketing Assistant, University of Illinois Press

Panelists:

Laura Hetrick is an Associate Professor of Art Education at UIUC, and co-editor of the journal Visual Arts Research since 2014.

Esra Celtek Coskun is Collections Analyst and Planning Specialist at the University Library, UIUC, with specialties in data analysis, data visualization, and user analytics.

Ahu Yolaç is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, UIUC School of Art and Design.

 

Registration: https://go.press.uillinois.edu/lifeofanarticle

 

Learn more about the symposium here: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/about/spring21symposium/

 

Thu, Apr 15 5:10 PM 2021
Book Marketing in a Virtual World, University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium
Event type: Conference/Workshop
A panel of the University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

The pandemic has changed the book marketing landscape drastically, as book events and conferences have all gone virtual. Amidst all the noise, how can you make your book stand out of from the crowd? This panel will feature practical tips on virtual events, and address how to partner with your press to raise your book's profile, how to plan out your publicity campaign if you have a forthcoming book, and strategies for pitching op-eds.

 

Moderator: Michael Roux, Marketing & Sales Manager, University of Illinois Press

 

Panelists:

 

Karen Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of African American Studies, UIUC, and author of Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora (University of Toronto Press, 2011).

Tyrone McKinley Freeman is Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and author of Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow (University of Illinois Press, 2020).

Cara A. Finnegan is a Professor in the Department of Communication, UIUC, and sole author of three books, two of them published by the University of Illinois Press: Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the Great Depression (2015) and Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital (2021).

Adrian Burgos, Jr., is Professor of History, UIUC, and author of three books in U.S. Latino and Sports History, the most recent being ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues (Smithsonian Scholarly Press, 2020), which he co-authored with Margaret Salazar-Porziothe.

 

Registration: https://go.press.uillinois.edu/virtualmarketing

 

Learn more about the Publishing Symposium here: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/about/spring21symposium/

 

Sat, Apr 17 1:30 PM 2021
Ronald Schatz at Organization of American Historians (Online Event via Zoom)
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
Join Ronald Schatz, author of The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era, for the “A Whole Different Ball Game, 1968-81" virtual panel alongside Nelson Lichtenstein, Dorothy Sue Cobble and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer. Apart of the “Labor in Crisis, 1966-1995” panel series presented by the Organization of American Historians, this event will be held via Zoom.

Sat, Apr 17 6:00 PM 2021
Ronald Schatz at Labor and Working Class History Association (Online Event via Zoom)
Event type: Meeting
Apart of the 2020-2021 Newberry Seminars in Labor History series, this event will take place virtually over Zoom and require registration in advance. Join Ronald Schatz, author of The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era, for the “On Top of the World, 1946-56” Labor History seminar presented by the Newberry Library.

Wed, Apr 28 6:00 PM 2021
Afro-Nostalgia Virtual Event at Bookie's
Event type: Lecture
Join Badia Ahad-Legardy for a virtual event celebrating Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture

Thu, Apr 29 8:30 AM 2021
Dr. Jennifer McClearen at University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication, Virtual Event
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
Join Jennifer McClearen for a book talk discussing her new book, Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC, as a part of the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication's Media Studies Colloquium series.

 

 

Thu, Apr 29 6:00 PM 2021
Dr. Adam Crymble at Programming Historian (Virtual Event)
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Join Dr. Adam Crymble, author of Technology & the Historian: Transformations of the Digital Age, for a teaching workshop and launch of his new book hosted by the Programming Historian. This event requires prior registration and will be held virtually as an online event.

 

Thu, May 27 12:00 PM 2021
Afro-Nostalgia Literary Lunchbreak at Bookends & Beginnings: Badia Ahad-Legardy in Conversation with Natalie Moore
Event type: Lecture
Join Badia Ahad-Legardy and Natalie Moore for a Literary Lunchbreak at Bookends and Beginnings to discuss Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture. More information to come. 

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.