Centennial Events Calendar

Sat, Jul 21 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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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Thu, Aug 16 4:00 PM 2018
Talk: Reflections on the University of Illinois Press at 100
Event type: Lecture

Come join UI Press staff member Julie Laut (Ph.D. 2016) to learn more about our first century. The Press was established in 1918 as a crucial part of UI President Edmund J. James’s larger vision for fostering scholarly achievement and raising the university’s international profile and academic prestige. Under the leadership of just six directors, the Press has sought to fulfill this vision, working to establish and maintain a presence both intellectual and physical on the Urbana-Champaign campus while adjusting as needed to dramatic changes in academic publishing.

Drawing on archival research and oral histories, Julie will reflect on the challenges and successes of fulfilling James’s vision with particular focus on the people and the spaces that have created and sustained the University of Illinois Press since 1918. #UIP100

Mon, Oct 1 12:00 AM 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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