Centennial Events Calendar

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

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. 


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.


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/.


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.


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.