Events Calendar

Tue, Sep 25 12:45 PM 2018
Barbara Martin Stephens at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Event type: Lecture
Barbara Martin Stephens, author of Don't Give Your Heart to A Rambler: My life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass, will be giving a guest lecture at East Tennessee State University about the business end of bluegrass.

Thu, Sep 27 3:00 PM 2018
University of Illinois Press Author signing at IBMA, Raleigh, NC
Event type: Reception/Open House
Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop:The Uncle Dave Macon Story, Barbara Martin Stephens, the author of Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jimmy Martin, The King of Bluegrass, Neil Rosenberg, the author of Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir, and Penny Parsons, the author of Foggy Mountain Troubadour:The Life and Music of Curly Seckler, will sign books at the UIP booth in the exhibit hall at IBMA.

Fri, Sep 28 1:00 PM 2018
Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron at Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor and Janine Fron, co-editors of New Media Futures, will sign books at Expo Chicago. 

Sat, Sep 29 2:00 PM 2018
Brooks Blevins at the Shiloh Museum, Springdale, AR
Event type: Lecture
Brooks Blevins, author of A History of the Ozarks Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, will give a presentation and sign books at the Shiloh Museum.

Sat, Sep 29 5:30 PM 2018
Brooks Blevins at Bookish, Fort Smith, AR
Event type: Lecture
Brooks Blevins, the author of History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, will give a presentation and sign books at Bookish.

Sun, Sep 30 12:30 PM 2018
Jillian Baez at Beacon Unitarian Universality Congregation, Summit, NJ
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be holding a discussion and signing books as part of The Hungry Mind: Sunday Sessions With An Author at Beacon Unitarian Universality Congregation in Summit, NJ.

Thu, Oct 4 8:00 AM 2018
Conference on Illinois History
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Oct 4 10:00 AM 2018
Brooks Blevins at Ozark County Historium, Gainesville, MO
Event type: Lecture
Brooks Blevins, the author of History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, will give a presentation and sign books at Ozark County Historium.

Thu, Oct 4 12:00 PM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Oct 4 3:30 PM 2018
Panel at the Conference on Illinois History: 100 Years of Publishing Lincoln and Reception
Event type: Lecture
3:30-5:00pm

The University of Illinois Press sponsored panel, “100 Years of Publishing Lincoln:

Chair: Dr. Brian Dirck, professor of history at Anderson University, Indiana and author of books including Abraham Lincoln and White America, Lincoln and the Constitution, and Lincoln the Lawyer, winner of the Barondess Award from the New York Civil War Roundtable for best book on Abraham Lincoln. 

Panelists:

Dr. Catherine Clinton, Denman Endowed Professor at the University of Texas San Antonio, author of biographies of Mary Todd Lincoln and Harriett Tubman and an expert on women and the Civil War. 

Dr. Fred Hord, professor of Africana Studies at Knox College and coeditor of a forthcoming book on African American perceptions of Lincoln, from Frederick Douglass’s response to Lincoln's "House Divided" speech in 1858 to the centenary of Emancipation. fhord@knox.edu

Dr. Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University and author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010) and numerous articles on emancipation and black politics during and after the Civil War. Her most recent project is the republication of a largely forgotten classic in Lincoln studies and African American history, They Knew Lincoln by John E. Washington. 

Dr. Graham Peck, professor of history at Saint Xavier University and author of Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom (University of Illinois Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. The book focuses on Lincoln and Douglas in reinterpreting the rise of antislavery politics. Peck also wrote, directed, and produced "Stephen A. Douglas and the Fate of American Democracy," a feature-length documentary film that was broadcast on WTTW, Chicago.

5:00-6:30pm

Evening Reception in the Abraham Lincoln Library Atrium

200 Years of Illinois History

100 Years of the University of Illinois Press

20 Years of the Conference on Illinois History

Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

*Conference registration not required to attend the U of I Press panel or evening reception.*

Please RSVP for the reception by September 29 at https://go.illinois.edu/ALPL_RSVP.

Parking is available in the Museum Parking Garage, located on the corner of Sixth and Madison Streets.

The rate is $0.75 per 1/2 hour or $1.50 per hour.

Directions to the library can be found here, http://www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov/.

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Thu, Oct 4 4:00 PM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at Luther Oaks, Bloomington, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at Luther Oaks.

Fri, Oct 5 8:00 AM 2018
Conference on Illinois History
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Oct 5 8:00 AM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Oct 5 3:00 PM 2018
Meet Sandra Bolzenius, author of Glory in Their Spirit at ASALH 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Event type: Reception/Open House
Join us at the 2018 Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual meeting and conference for a reception and book signing with Sandra M. Bolzenius, author of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the Army during World War II.

Sat, Oct 6 8:00 AM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Tue, Oct 9 6:00 PM 2018
Elizabeth Zanoni at the Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Elizabeth Zanoni, author of Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America, will be giving a book talk at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College.

Thu, Oct 11 4:00 PM 2018
Josh Birnbaum, author of DREAM SHOT Archives Talk at SDRP, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
Join Josh Birnbaum, author of Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship, and Matt Buchi, head coach of the U of I men’s wheelchair basketball team, at the SDRP on October 11. Embedded with the 2008 championship team, Josh took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois wheelchair basketball program from 2005 through the 2008 championship season. Dream Shot follows the unique lives of the players and coaches on the court and the road, and in quiet moments at home and the classroom. Along the way, Birnbaum provides the definitive story of the 2008 team alongside the story of the university’s dedication to the progress of disability rights.

#UIP100

Thu, Oct 11 6:30 PM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the Orange City Public Library, Orange City, IA
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Orange City Public Library.

Tue, Oct 16 10:00 AM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the Ottumwa Public Library, Ottumwa, IA
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Ottumwa Public Library.

Wed, Oct 17 7:00 PM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the Marion Public Library, Marion, IA
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Marion Public Library.

Thu, Oct 18 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Oct 18 1:30 PM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Oct 18 5:30 PM 2018
Working Class in American History Series Reception at NALHC
Event type: Reception/Open House
Join the University of Illinois Press in the Walter P. Reuther Library at NALHC for a reception celebrating the second edition of Women Have Always Worked by Alice Kessler-Harris and the 40th anniversary of the Working Class in American History Series.

Thu, Oct 18 6:30 PM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the Le Claire Public Library, Le Claire, IA
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Le Claire Public Library. 

Fri, Oct 19 12:00 AM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at the IASA Conference, Chicago, IL
Event type: Conference/Workshop
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at the IASA Conference in Chicago. 

Fri, Oct 19 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Oct 19 1:30 PM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Oct 20 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Wed, Oct 24 4:00 PM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at Chapman University, Orange, CA
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at Chapman University. 

Fri, Oct 26 8:30 AM 2018
New Media Futures Symposium, NCSA, Champaign, IL
Event type: Lecture
NCSA will host a one day symposium honoring the contributions of the women featured in New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts edited by Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor and Janine Fron. 

Fri, Oct 26 12:00 AM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at Cal State University Long Beach.

Fri, Oct 26 10:15 AM 2018
Jillian Baez at the Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Event type: Lecture

Fri, Oct 26 6:00 PM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at Istituto di Cultural, Los Angeles, CA
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at Cal State Istituto di Cultural Los Angeles.

Sat, Oct 27 3:00 PM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at Italian American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles.

Mon, Oct 29 6:00 PM 2018
Jillian Baez at The State of Latinx Media Panel, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be speaking about her book at the The State of Latinx Media Panel, as part of The Latinx Project at New York University in New York, NY.

Sat, Nov 3 9:30 AM 2018
Marcia Hansen Kraus at the Buckeye Book Fair, Wooster, OH
Event type: Reception/Open House
Marcia Hansen Kraus, the author of George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra will be a featured author at the Buckeye Book Fair. 

Sun, Nov 4 1:00 PM 2018
Michael Doubler at the Birthplace for Country Music Museum, Bristol, VA
Event type: Lecture
Join Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum where he will present on Uncle Dave Macon's life and legacy and sign books.

Mon, Nov 5 12:00 AM 2018
AuPresses Annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show
Event type: Exhibition
From November 5-16, the University of Illinois Press will host the 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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Wed, Nov 7 12:00 AM 2018
Jillian Baez at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be giving a lecture on her book at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Thu, Nov 8 7:00 PM 2018
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 9 9:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 9 4:15 PM 2018
Treva Lindsay at the NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session, Atlanta, GA
Event type: Lecture
Treva Lindsey, the author of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. will participate in an authors meet critics session at NWSA. The panel will include Brittney Cooper, Barbara Ransby, and Nadia Brown.

Fri, Nov 9 5:00 PM 2018
Sophie Richter-Devroe and Heather Switzer at the Reception at NWSA, Atlanta GA
Event type: Reception/Open House
Please join UIP for a book signing featuring Sophie Richter-Devroe, winner of the 2012 NWSA/UIP First Book Prize and author of Women's Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance, and Survival, and Heather Switzer, author of When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya.

Sat, Nov 10 9:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 10 5:00 PM 2018
Laura Helen Marks at the Reception at NWSA, Atlanta, GA
Event type: Reception/Open House
Please join UIP to celebrate the Feminist Media Studies series. Meet series editors Carole Stabile and Rebecca Wanzo while author Laura Helen Marks signs copies of Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic, the latest book in the series.

Sat, Nov 10 5:00 PM 2018
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez at the NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session, Atlanta, GA
Event type: Lecture
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, the author of The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in a Digital Age will participate in an authors meet Critics session at NWSA. The panel will include Ethal Tungohan, Eileen Boris, and Conely de Leon.

Sun, Nov 11 8:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sun, Nov 11 12:00 AM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at New York University, New York, NY
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at New York University. 

Tue, Nov 13 7:00 PM 2018
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Event type: Lecture
Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, co-editors of New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945 and New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945, will give a presentation and sign books at Hofstra University.

Fri, Nov 16 12:00 AM 2018
Jillian Baez at Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be holding a discussion about her book at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

Tue, Dec 4 12:00 AM 2018
Jillian Baez at Northeastern University, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be holding a discussion about her book at Northeastern University in Chicago, IL.

Fri, Dec 7 12:00 AM 2018
Jillian Baez at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Jillian Báez, author of In Search of Belonging, will be holding a book discussion and reflection on the career of Frances Aparicio at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

Sun, Dec 9 3:00 PM 2018
Naomi Andre at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta, GA
Event type: Lecture
Naomi Andre, author of Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement, will be giving a presentation and sign books at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

Sat, Dec 22 12:00 AM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the US Army Corp of Engineers Visitors Center, Shelbyville, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the US Army Corp of Engineers Visitors Center, as a part of the Museum on Main Street project.

Sat, Dec 22 4:00 PM 2018
Cynthia Clampitt at the Shelbyville Museum on Main Street, Shelbyville, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Shelbyville Museum on Main Street.

Sat, Jan 5 3:00 PM 2019
Jonathan Rosenbaum at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Jonathan Rosenbaum, author of Cinematic Encounters, will give a presentation and sign books at The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore.

Sun, Feb 10 2:00 PM 2019
Cynthia Clampitt at the Jarrett Prairie Nature Museum, Byron, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Jarrett Prairie Nature Museum at the Byron Forest Preserve.

Fri, Mar 8 12:00 AM 2019
Cynthia Clampitt at the Atlanta Public Library and Museum, Atlanta, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Atlanta Public Library and Museum.

Thu, Mar 14 1:00 PM 2019
Cynthia Clampitt at the Des Plaines Historical Center, Des Plaines, IL
Event type: Lecture
Cynthia Clampitt, author of Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartlandwill give a presentation at the Des Plaines Historical Center.

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.

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, Oct 4 8:00 AM 2018
Conference on Illinois History
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL

Thu, Oct 4 12:00 PM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN

Fri, Oct 5 8:00 AM 2018
Conference on Illinois History
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL

Fri, Oct 5 8:00 AM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN

Sat, Oct 6 8:00 AM 2018
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN

Thu, Oct 18 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106

Thu, Oct 18 1:30 PM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106

Fri, Oct 19 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106

Fri, Oct 19 1:30 PM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106

Sat, Oct 20 9:00 AM 2018
American Folklore Society (AFS)
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106

Thu, Nov 8 7:00 PM 2018
American Studies Association
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Fri, Nov 9 9:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Sat, Nov 10 9:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Sun, Nov 11 8:30 AM 2018
American Studies Association
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA