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November 13, 2013

University Press Week Blog Tour – Subject Area Spotlight

Posted by: Susan Mai

For Day 3 of the University Press Week Blog Tour the theme was Subject Area Spotlight. This is the roundup:

Over here at the MIT Press Editorial Director, Gita Manaktala, discusses producing aural history on the web with Emily Thompson, author of The Soundscape of Modernity.

Charles Porter, Texas historian and author of the forthcoming book Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans, discusses the many facets of Texas history explored in books and series published by Texas A&M University Press.

University of Georiga Professor Nik Heynen guest blogs about the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series and how it relates to the University of Georgia Press.

University of Pennsylvania Press acquisitions editors discuss the foundations and future of some of the press's key subject areas.

Sales and Marketing Manager Brian MacDonald blogs about the Medieval and Renaissance Studies lists at University of Toronto Press.

The tour ends today at Wilfrid Laurier University Press where Cheryl Lousley, editor of the Environmental Humanities series, writes about the engagement of environmental issues through the humanities disciplines, such as literature, film, and media studies. She outlines the genesis of the series and discusses some of the most recent publications.

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