Category Archives: The Callout

African American figures and subjects continue to play a central role in the stories and scholarship offered by the Press. A number of recent releases highlight our commitment to publishing books on the African American experience in Chicago. Always the … Continue reading

The Journals and Books divisions at the Press endeavor to present scholarship not as two separate entities, but as a unified whole beneath the UIP banner. The field of Italian Studies offers a prime example. Like many areas of research … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press recently welcomed four new faculty board members. Michael R. Cheney is a Professor of Communication and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the … Continue reading

Being part of a large public university is a constant reminder that education is about transformation. Students are changed by their time here, by their encounters with new ideas and with others who are different from themselves. Faculty are changed … Continue reading

For many, summer is a time for road trips; and this issue of The Callout takes us far afield from our offices at 1325 South Oak Street in Champaign. Robert Lemon tracks food in motion, as taco trucks transport Mexican food … Continue reading

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of University of Illinois Press’ Women and Film History International series. In collaboration with film historians, Kay Armatage, Jane M. Gaines, and Christine Gledhill, the series was originally devised as a home for new … Continue reading

Since 2013, the U of I Press has been home to Scandinavian Studies, the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. This interdisciplinary journal features work in the humanities and social sciences on the languages, cultures, … Continue reading

Beneath the deepest snows The secret of a rose Is merely that it knows You must believe in spring   Lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman might not have had Illinois in mind when they wrote these soulful words, but there … Continue reading

Where in the first half of our centennial we focused on events in Champaign-Urbana, this fall has brought opportunities for the Press to shine in Chicago and Springfield through partnerships with Jane Addams Hull-House and the Conference on Illinois History, … Continue reading

The work of Italian engineer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi fascinates and inspires half a century after the completion of his best-known works. The spiraling, web-like patterns of his 1957 Palazzo dello Sport is still breathtaking in its span, scale, … Continue reading