We are pleased to announce that we will make three timely books open access or partial access in the coming months. UIP has embraced open access publishing as part of its core mission to disseminate scholarship. The journal World History Connected is already open access, as is Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities, a classic book and compact disc package edited by Orville Vernon Burton. Women in Print, our peer-reviewed e-book series, lets any reader see facsimiles of rare historical manuscripts written by Mary Astell, Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, and Mary Wollstonecraft. We are excited to widen our offerings of open access books with Muddying the Waters, Activist Sentiments, and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage.
Richa Nagar’s book Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism is part of our commitment to serving topics on transnational feminism. Once in open access, Nagar’s important work can reach a more extensive audience. The open access edition coincides with the release of Nagar’s new book Hungry Translations.
UIP will also give readers open access to the introduction and chapter five from P. Gabrielle Foreman’s Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century to observe the tenth anniversary of the book’s publication and the fifteenth anniversary of our groundbreaking New Black Studies series.This initiative supports Dr. Foreman’s work to bring African American history and experience to digital life, while fulfilling our mission to disseminate scholarly as broadly as possible.
Finally, in August 2020 we will make 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, compiled by Dawn Durante, an open access title to commemorate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. An experimental publication that consists of University of Illinois Press previously published content curated around the theme of women’s voting in the US, the open access edition will allow a wide readership to engage with this important history in an election year.