Category Archives: Events

June 15

Announcing the Nebraska Book Festival

After a year hiatus, the Nebraska Book Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, at Antelope Valley’s Union Plaza in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This outdoor, day-long event will feature a hands-on activity with Nebraska 4-H and two performances by the Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City. Authors will present, […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]

June 02

BookCon Preview

Following hot on the heels of BookExpo, BookCon is a star-studded event open to the public, with this year’s headline authors including Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, and many more. A full list of events can be found here. UNP will be exhibiting at booth 2909 representing all of our imprints and partners. We’ll also be hosting […]

May 30

Book Expo Preview

BookExpo, one of the largest book-related conferences in America, provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers. UNP will be at booth 2909 on the trade show floor at the Javits Center in New York […]

May 04

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tonight at the Newberry Library. Ron Rapoport, editor and compiler of The Lost Journalism of Ring Larder (Nebraska, 2017), will give the keynote speech, and James Lardner will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf. Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los […]

April 29

The Future of American Jewish Bible Translation

The Jewish Publication Society, along with Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences and NMAJH, is sponsoring an event tomorrow (April 30) at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Together with scholars and representatives of major rabbinical seminaries, this day long event will discuss the current trends and the future expectations translating the Jewish […]

December 15

The Marketeers Club: Fall Exhibit Roundup

Western History Association meeting (St. Paul, MN), Oct. 20-23 UNP conference attendees: Matt Bokovoy, Native Studies and Borderlands History Editor; Bridget Barry, History, Geography, and Environmental Studies Editor “The Western History Association meeting in St. Paul focused on public history in the American West, and also the teaching of western history in overall US History. […]

November 10

Author Brian Shellum at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author Brian Shellum will speak as a panel member at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during its very first military history symposium titled: “Double Victory: The African American Military Experience.” The panel is called “Remembering World War I” and will take place tomorrow from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey […]

October 20

O. Alan Weltzien Tours the Northwest

University of Montana–Western professor of English O. Alan Weltzien will be touring the Pacific Northwest from October 22 to November 5 with his new book, Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes (Nebraska, 2016). Probing the relationship between Pacific Northwest volcanoes, regional identity, and outdoor recreation, Weltzien demonstrates how mountaineering is but one conspicuous example […]

May 09

BEA Preview

UNP AT BEA AND BOOKCON   The largest book-related event in North America, BookExpo America begins on May 11 and will conclude with BookCon on May 14. After two years in the Big Apple, this weekend of more excellent publishers, authors, librarians, and booksellers than any planet we currently communicate with will be held at […]