Ronald C. Naugle, professor and author, passed away on October 26, 2021 at the age of 79. He was the Huge-Kinne professor of history for 19 years at Wesleyan University, their department chair from 1980-2001, their graduate program chairman from … Continue reading Remembering Ronald Naugle
Books The Zoo at Night Susan Gubernat Praise from Kenyon Review: “Rising out of experience—painful, beautiful, disruptive—The Zoo at Night offers an unflinching look at an imperfect world underlain with a conviction to hope.” Our Lady of the Artichokes Katherine … Continue reading News and Reviews
Part of a comprehensive catalog of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum collection, American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760–1870: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum Collections (February 2018) highlights the dazzling designs and intricate needlework of America’s treasured material culture. From whole cloth to … Continue reading A Closer Look at American Quilts in the Industrial Age
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are sharing a few books that highlight the Civil Rights movement in America and across the world. You can find more Civil Rights titles here. Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: … Continue reading Reading List: Civil Rights
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Early Modern Culture, Quilting, and Other Early 2018 Books
Tayler Lord is a publicist/Libra/middle child/INFJ. I am a very proud Libra, which is the absolute best of the Zodiac signs, as any Libra will tell you. Libras are social, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate—basically everything good. We do have some trouble … Continue reading Zodiac-inspired Reading List
Quilts and Human Rights (August 2016), by Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson, examines the societal impact of quiltmakers and their quilts in activism and global human rights awareness. With a foreword by Desmond Tutu and 105 color photographs, … Continue reading EXCERPT: Quilts and Human Rights
Erica Corwin is the Electronic Marketing Coordinator at UNP. Summer might be swimming and barbecue season for some people, but it’s garage sale season for me. Earlier this summer, I bought an envelope containing vintage quilt and crochet patterns without really … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Birds and flowers and states, oh my!