From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

From the Desks of Curtis Hinsley and David Wilcox: A Confrontation of Understanding

The following contribution is from Curtis M. Hinsley and David R. Wilcox, editors of Coming of Age in Chicago: The 1893 World’s Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology (Nebraska, 2016). Hinsley is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern … Continue reading From the Desks of Curtis Hinsley and David Wilcox: A Confrontation of Understanding

The Marketeers Club: AAUP Residency, Chicago Edition

The last time I was in Chicago, my favorite store was American Girl Place. So when I found out my AAUP residency application was approved I was excited to see the city again, this time without my Samantha but with a new job title and eagerness to learn how the University of Chicago Press varied from UNP. My initial intentions when applying for the AAUP Residency Program centered on the growing importance of social media in business practices. I wanted to gain a better understanding of university press publishing as well as network with a university press with the prestige … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: AAUP Residency, Chicago Edition