Category Archives: Events

December 05

Now Streaming: Women in baseball

The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. According to its website, “The Sweet Spot features stories from people from all walks of life that weave the tapestry of baseball in America. We’re conversing with players, coaches, artists, fans, photographers, musicians, authors, scorekeepers, bat boys, umpires and many more to capture and […]

November 29

American Anthropological Association Meeting Preview

The University of Nebraska Press will be attending the AAA meeting this week in Washington, DC. Stop by booth 115 to browse news books and catch up with Senior Editor Matt Bokovoy and Publicity Manager Rosemary Sekora. Tweet about our books during the meeting using the hashtag #AmAnth17. Below are just a few of the […]

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the […]

November 09

EXCERPT: Thinking Continental

The following collection of excerpts are from Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien (November 2017). In recent years, talking about the environment has required the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Combining essays, […]

November 06

Carnival of Contagion Book Launch

A reception and book signing for the new educational comic Carnival of Contagion, the latest entry in the World of Viruses series, will be held tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Love Library South at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Veteran comics writer and artist Bob Hall will sign copies at the free […]

October 10

Heartland Fall Forum Preview

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP by day and a stitcher of amusing cross-stitch samplers by night. Follow her on Twitter for #Heartland17 updates.  I’m thrilled to be attending the Midwestern Bookseller Association’s Heartland Fall Forum again this year. If you’re a bookseller looking to network with authors and publishers, wondering how to make […]

September 21

South Dakota Festival of Books preview

Anna Weir is a highly-caffeinated publicist at UNP. School is back in session, pumpkin spice lattes have returned, and the South Dakota Humanities Council is once again celebrating Great Plains literature with the South Dakota Festival of Books. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m off to Deadwood today to represent UNP’s books […]

September 05

From the Desk of Mark Hollabaugh: An Astronomer Eclipsed

The following contribution comes from Mark Hollabaugh, author of The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos (Nebraska, 2017). His book examines the attention the nineteenth-century Lakota gave to the celestial realm and the inherent mystery of the cosmos. I couldn’t miss the August 21 total solar eclipse. I have seen several partial solar eclipses […]

August 21

EXCERPT: The Spirit and the Sky

The following has been excerpted from The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos by Mark Hollabaugh (Nebraska 2017), in honor of the solar eclipse occurring today. From Chapter 7: Eclipses and the Aurora Borealis Although celestial displays that occur over repeated and easily measured time intervals are the basis of time-telling systems, some celestial […]

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, […]