Events Calendar

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 14 4:10 PM 2018
Michael Doubler at Middle Tennessee State University, TN
Event type: Lecture
Join Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story at Middle Tennessee State University where he will present on Uncle Dave Macon's life and legacy and sign books.

Thu, Nov 15 9:00 AM 2018
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 15 11:00 AM 2018
Society for Ethnomusicology
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 15 3:30 PM 2018
UIP Author Signing at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Event type: Reception/Open House
Join us in the exhibit hall for a signing with Michael B. Silvers, author of Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil, Sandra Jean Graham, author of Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry, and Gillian M. Rodger, author of Just One of the Boys: Female to Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage. 

Fri, Nov 16 8:00 AM 2018
Society for Ethnomusicology
Event type: Conference/Workshop

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.

Fri, Nov 16 9:00 AM 2018
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Fri, Nov 16 4:00 PM 2018
The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology Reception at AAA, San Jose, CA
Event type: Reception/Open House
Please join us for a reception celebrating the publication of The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams at the American Anthropological Association conference. Wine will be served. 

Sat, Nov 17 8:00 AM 2018
Society for Ethnomusicology
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Sat, Nov 17 8:30 AM 2018
Stephen Hardy at Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres Game, Excel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
Event type: Other
Stephen Hardy, co-author of Hockey: A Global History will sign books during the Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres game at the Xcel Energy Center.

Sat, Nov 17 9:00 AM 2018
American Anthropological Association
Event type: Conference/Workshop

Thu, Nov 29 4:00 PM 2018
The Politics of Feminism in the Shadow of the Sweatshop
Event type: Lecture
Dr. Elizabeth Verklan who received an honorable mention for the 2017 NWSA/UIP First Book Prize for her dissertation, “Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism, and Global Fashion” will give a lecture for the 40th anniversary of GWS lecture series at the University of Illinois.

This talk examines how consumerism became the primary means with which U.S. anti-sweatshop and anti-globalization discourse "explains" sweatshops. Through a discussion of ethical fashion and class politics in the U.S., this talk explores how the paradigm that frames the problem of sweatshops as one solvable through personal consumer practices contributes to American exceptionalism.

Dr. Elizabeth Verklan is an Assistant Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cottey College. Her book, Seeing Labor (under contract with the University of Illinois Press) examines representations of fashion’s labors in US media. Verklan double majored in Philosophy and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and graduated in 2008. She went on to get her PhD from Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona.

 

 

Fri, Nov 30 4:00 PM 2018
"Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil" by Michael Silvers Book Launch at 25 O'Clock Brewing Company, Urbana, IL
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Join us for a book release party celebrating the publication of Michael Silver's new book Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil at 25 O'Clock Brewing Company.

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, Feb 15 9:00 AM 2019
Save the Date! First Annual University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium
Event type: Seminar/Symposium
Join us for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing.

Topics will include: 

-Crafting a Good Proposal

-Building a Relationship with a University Press

-Series Editor and Journals editor Roundtable

-Debunking Myths about publishing

Keynote:Jill Petty, Acqusitions editor at Northwestern University Press, will speak about issues of diversity and inclusion in publishing. 

Stay tuned for more information about an opportunity to get in-person feedback on your proposal from UI Press acquisitions editors! 

 

 

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.

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.

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.