The Marketeers Club: November & December Exhibit Round Up

Emily Giller is the Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator in the marketing department.  

 

BuntenAmerican Society for Ethnohistory (ASE)

November 4-8, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV)

UNP conference attendee: Matt Bokovoy, Native Studies and Borderlands History Editor

“The American Society for Ethnohistory conference in Las Vegas was well-attended, and the panels were very good this year. University of Nevada-Las Vegas did a nice job coordinating the gathering. ASE is still the most sophisticated humanities and social sciences organization concerned with research and collaboration with indigenous peoples and communities, and it certainly showed at the presentations I attended while in Las Vegas.”—Matt Bokovoy

Books with the most buzz:

So, How Long Have You Been Native?: Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide by Alexis C. Bunten

Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South edited by Robbie Ethridge and Sheri M. Shuck-Hall

City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934 by Rosalyn R. LaPier and David R. M. Beck

Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia by Ann McGrath

Linda S. won $150 worth of books from our register to win, including A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity: Dispatches from the Dakota War by Mary Butler Renville and edited by Carrie Reber Zeman and Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South edited by Robbie Ethridge and Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, and The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian edited by Candace S. Greene and Russell Thornton.

 

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)

November 4-8, 2015 (Orlando, FL)

JPS conference attendee: Sarah Kroloff Segal, Director of Development and Communications

“The rabbis were effusive about Michael Carasik’s The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy and Michael Fishbane’s The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs emphasizing how critical they are to their sermons and teaching. It was especially exciting to watch experienced rabbis recommend JPS commentaries to rabbinical students who visited our booth.”—Sarah Kroloff Segal

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Rabbi Fredrick Reeves of Chicago recommends the JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs by Michael Fishbane to his colleague, Rabbi Eric Linder of Atlanta at the URJ Biennial in Orlando, November 6, 2015.

Books with the most buzz:

The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy edited by Michael Carasik

The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology by Arthur Green

Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism: Secrets of “The Guide for the Perplexed” by Micah Goodman

Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges That Guide and Ground Our Lives by Niles Elliot Goldstein

Judaism’s Great Debates: Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

Daniel F. won $200 worth of books from our register to win.

 

 

 

 

HammerUnited Synagogues of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)

November 15-17, 2015 (Chicago, IL)

JPS conference attendee: Carol Hupping, Managing Editor

“We were so pleased that two JPS authors led sessions at the USCJ biennial and came to the JPS exhibit booth to sign copies of their books: Rabbi Reuven Hammer, author of the just-released Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy, and Michael Fishbane, author of JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs.”—Carol Hupping

Books with the most buzz:

The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy edited by Michael Carasik

Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy by Rabbi Reuven Hammer

JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs edited by Michael Fishbane

David K. won $150 worth of books from our register to win.

 

9780803255425-JacketGray.inddAmerican Anthropological Association (AAA)

November 18-22, 2015 (Denver, CO)

UNP conference attendees: Matt Bokovoy, Native Studies and Borderlands History Editor; Alicia Christensen, American Studies, Cultural Criticism and Creative Works Editor; Kylie Morrison-Sloat, Publicist

“The American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver was bustling and vital, and there was much interest in our new publications in ethnography, cultural anthropology, Native American history, and the history of anthropology. Susan Seymour’s biography of Cora Du Bois was commented upon positively by visitors to the book exhibition, and the AAA does a very nice job at both career mentoring and job fulfillment for its members. There was even an all-day, daycare for conference attendees!”—Matt Bokovoy

Books with the most buzz:

Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment by Han F. Vermeulen

Cora Du Bois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent by Susan C. Seymour

Ancestral Mounds: Vitality and Volatility of Native America by Jay Miller

The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual—Theory, Ethnography, Activism edited by Regna Darnell, Michelle Hamilton, Robert L. A. Hancock, and Joshua Smith

Susanna D. won $200 worth of books from our register to win.

 

CarasikAmerican Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (AAR/SBL)

November 21-24, 2015 (Atlanta, GA)

JPS conference attendee: Barry Schwartz, JPS Director

There was a panel at AAR/SBL based around Michael Fishbane’s book, JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs.

Books with the most buzz:

The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy edited by Michael Carasik

The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs edited by Michael Fishbane

Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture, 3-volume set edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman

The JPS Bible Commentary: Ecclesiastes edited by Michael V. Fox

Jon H. won $200 worth of books from our register to win, including The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs edited by Michael Fishbane, The JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth edited by Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, and The JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers edited by Jacob Milgrom.

 

Fishbane_front_rev2-15Association of Jewish Studies (AJS)

December 13-15, 2015 (Boston, MA)

JPS conference attendee: Barry Schwartz, JPS Director

“For me, the most special thing about attending AJS was talking to no less than 20 past, present, and prospective JPS authors! And like at SBL, to see how our Bible commentaries are held in such high esteem is most gratifying.”—Barry Schwartz

Books with the most buzz:

The Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy edited by Michael Carasik

The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs edited by Michael Fishbane