Celebrating the
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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Centennial Calendar

AuPresses Annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show Mon, Nov 5 12:00 AM 2018 — Exhibition
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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 will sponsor three separate online giveaway contests for iPads pre-loaded with 100 UI Press books. The first drawing runs through May 1, 2018, so sign up now!

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.



iPad Giveaway!

100 ebooks iPad Giveaway– UIP is sponsoring three separate online giveaway contests for Apple iPads pre-loaded with 100 University of Illinois Press books. The third and final iPad Giveaway is sponsored by Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH).

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This drawing runs through December 1, 2018, so sign up now!

See the list of University of Illinois Press titles pre-loaded on our iPad giveaways.



Co-Sponsors of UIP 100 Events and Activities

 President Timothy L. Killeen

 Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

 Office of the Provost, UIUC

Document Services 100th Anniversary of Document Services