Publishing Humanities Initiative Events

Dean Smith and Julia Reidhead
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Leaders of two top publishing houses - a trade press and an academic press - offer insights on navigating the world of book publishing now, and discuss where the industry is heading.Featuring Julia Reidhead, President of W.W. Norton & Company, and Dean Smith, Director of Duke University Press,... read more »


Fresco details showing saint writing in codex on left and woman and child with scrolls on right
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

This international, interdisciplinary research program is an exploration of ancient "reading cultures" or "reading communities" that seeks to extend the work in William Johnson's Readers and Reading Cultures in the High Empire: A Study of Elite Communities (Oxford University Press, 2010). This... read more »


Photo of Tom Mayer
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Have an idea for a book? Want to publish with big trade press? Or just to learn more about the state of publishing? Join us for a conversation with Tom Mayer, a Senior Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton, who publishes literary fiction and general nonfiction. Books he has edited have won... read more »


manuscript printout with editing in red pen
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

How can you get useful feedback on your works-in-progress? How can you limit the reader feedback you don't need? In this workshop, participants will learn a range of strategies for asking for and getting feedback from different types of readers in a range of contexts, including writing groups,... read more »


Image of Amit Chaudhuri leaning in a doorway
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Publishing Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a lunchtime event with novelist, theorist, essayist and musician Amit Chaudhuri! This event is part of our World Arts series.Literary Activism--activism that revisits and interrogates an idea of literature--... read more »


Screenshot from Faculty Write webpage showing photos of writing groups
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

How can writing groups help you advance your scholarship during the academic year? Faculty who've participated in writing groups will share their own motivations, successes, and strategies. Participants will (1) learn about different types of writing groups; (2) identify which type of writing group... read more »


DHI week
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute for the following digital humanities event! Please RSVP for this event here Panel 1: 12:00 | Multimedia and Web Content in... read more »


Niko Pfund in front of the Oxford University Press offices in New York
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

What are the challenges for scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences in the context of today's shrinking library budgets and the continued publish-or-perish demands of academia? How does the largest university press in the world steer its publishing strategy to influence positive... read more »


Recently Published Oxford University Press books
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Mary Lou Williams Center

Students, do you like writing, editing, design, marketing, or social media and publicity, or do you just like interesting books and are curious about how they are made? Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press USA, will provide an overview of careers in publishing... read more »


We Have Seen the Future, and It Is Us:  Emerging Formats and Redefining Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities: Part I
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall / C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Learn about some of the most forward-thinking digital publishing in the world from Roger Malina, physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. This... read more »


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