Events Calendar

Thu, Sep 14 00:00 2017
Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art: Labor Archives and Research Center Exhibition
Event type: Exhibition
Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) was a leading artist in San Francisco in the 1930s, whose best known work is the mural "City Life" located at Coit Tower. Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art looks at Arnautoff's "art for the people" – works executed in an easily reproduced format and accessible to the general public that were intended to move and stimulate thinking. Like his mentor, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Arnautoff saw art as "a weapon of ideas in the struggle for a new society." This exhibition includes a full scale reproduction of his recently rediscovered New Deal-era mural for the Richmond Post Office and a selection of works on paper spanning his entire career addressing themes of labor and social justice.

Sat, Nov 25 10:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Prairie Path Books, Wheaton, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will give a book talk at Prairie Path Books.

Sat, Nov 25 17:00 2017
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen at Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston, IL
Event type: Lecture
Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen, the editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, will participate participate in a panel discussion and sign books at Bookends & Beginnings. 

Thu, Nov 30 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Dec 1 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Dec 1 18:00 2017
Marcia Hansen Kraus at Appletree Books, Cleveland, OH
Event type: Lecture
Marcia Hansen Kraus, the author of George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra will give a book talk and signing at Appletree books. Wine and cheese will be served. 

Sat, Dec 2 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Dec 2 18:00 2017
Kia Lilly Caldwell at The Potters House, Washington, DC
Event type: Lecture
Kia Lilly Caldwell, the author of Health Equity in Brazil:Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy will will sign books at Potters House.

Sat, Dec 2 20:00 2017
Stephen Wade at the Strathmore AMP, North Bethesda, MD
Event type: Other
Stephen Wade, author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, will give a concert at the Strathmore AMP. 

Wed, Dec 6 12:00 2017
Robert W. Cherny at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Event type: Lecture
Robert W. Cherny, author of Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art will give a presentation entitled "New Deal Art in San Francisco"  at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Tue, Dec 12 18:45 2017
Graham Peck at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Event type: Lecture
Graham Peck, the author of Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom, will participate in a roundtable about his book at Purdue University. 

Fri, Jan 5 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Jan 6 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sun, Jan 7 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Jan 18 12:00 2018
Loyal Jones at the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Loyal Jones, the author of "My Curious and Jocular Heroes: Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia" will give a presentation and sign books at the Filson Historical Society. 

Thu, Feb 1 00:00 2018
University of Illinois Press Public History Exhibit
Event type: Exhibition
In honor of 100 years of printing and publishing history on this campus, the University of Illinois Press will have a public history display in the North-South Corridor of the Main Library 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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Thu, Feb 8 14:00 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 15:00 2018
Supporting Scholarship on Underrepresented Histories
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 small 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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Thu, Mar 22 12:30 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. 

Mon, Apr 2 00:00 2018
Annual Book & Jacket Design Show
Event type: Exhibition
In April 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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Thu, Apr 5 00:00 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.

Sat, Apr 21 10:30 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.

Tue, Apr 24 13:00 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, May 10 19:00 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. 

Sat, Jul 7 00:00 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 00:00 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 00:00 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 00:00 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 00:00 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 00:00 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, Nov 30 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Fri, Dec 1 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sat, Dec 2 09:00 2017
American Anthropological Association
Booth #114, Mariott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Fri, Jan 5 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sat, Jan 6 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Sun, Jan 7 09:00 2018
American Historical Association
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC