University of Illinois Press Centennial,
Itís our birthday, and youíre invited to the party! Join us for a rich repast of events and activities, including film screenings, panels, public presentations, giveaways, and gatherings. Sign up for your chance to win a free IPad loaded with 100 UI Press e-books. Read our newsletter, weigh in on our social media posts, and consider becoming a Friend of the Press. Help us celebrate, as we mark this historic occasion and prepare to embark on our second century of exceptional scholarly publishing!
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Featured Centennial Activities
Throughout the 2018 calendar year, the University of Illinois Press will host and participate in a variety of activities affiliated with the three University of Illinois campuses, including:
The UI Press Little Free Library– Launched in October 2017, University of Illinois Press will sponsor a Little Free Library at the UIUC Illini Union.
100 ebooks iPad Giveaway– University of Illinois Press sponsored three separate online giveaway contests for iPads pre-loaded with 100 UI Press books. The final drawing ran through December 1, 2018, and is now closed.
University of Illinois Public History Exhibit– During February 2018 University of Illinois Press will have a public history display in the North-South Corridor at the UIUC Main Library that features highlights from the Press’s first 100 years.
Director’s Panel– On February 14, 2018, current director Laurie Matheson will participate in a panel discussion with previous directors Willis Regier and Richard Wentworth about University of Illinois Press commitment to supporting scholarship from the margins. Dean James D. Anderson will serve as the moderator.
100 Years of Publishing Lincoln– During the Fall 2018 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, University of Illinois Press will host a panel at the Abraham Lincoln Library celebrating our long history publishing Lincoln scholarship.
100 ebooks iPad Giveaway– UIP sponsored three separate online giveaway contests for Apple iPads pre-loaded with 100 University of Illinois Press books. The third and final iPad Giveaway was sponsored by Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH).
This drawing ran through December 1, 2018, and is now closed. The final contest winner will be contacted directly.
See the list of University of Illinois Press titles pre-loaded on our iPad giveaways.
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