Friday, November 08, 2013

37 presses kick off University Press Week with a blog tour

Next week, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) will celebrate University Press Week November 10-16. This week started back in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

In the spirit of partnership that pervades the university press community, the University of Georgia Press and 36 other presses will unite for the AAUP’s second annual blog tour during University Press Week. This tour will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Individual presses will blog on a different theme each day, including profiles of university press staff members, the future of scholarly communication, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses.

The tour will run November 11-15, and comes to the UGA Press blog on Wednesday, November 13, with a post by Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series co-editor, Nik Heynen. He will discuss the relationship the series has with UGA Press. See a complete University Press Week blog tour schedule at:

In addition to the blog tour, the AAUP and other member presses are planning several features and events for University Press Week. For more information, visit