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Preserving Purdue’s History: Books from the Archives

13 January 2020 - 7:39am
The mission of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections “is to support the discovery, learning, and engagement goals of Purdue University by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available for research records and papers of enduring value created or received by the University and its employees.” In more ways than one, the mission of the […]

Highlights from 2019: Purdue University Press Year in Review

13 December 2019 - 5:14pm
2019 was another great year at Purdue University Press. As we reflect on a year that included 29 new titles and several new journals, we’d like to thank all who support the press in a myriad of ways. Here are some highlights:   On May 6, Purdue’s 150th birthday, we joined Purdue University in celebrating […]

Who was Jan Hus? – A Q&A with author Pavel Soukup

6 December 2019 - 12:06pm
We talked with author Pavel Soukup about his book with Purdue University Press, Jan Hus: The Life and Death of a Preacher. The book records the life of Jan Hus, a late medieval Czech university master and popular preacher, one of the most prominent reformers of medieval Europe as a whole.     Q: Who […]

Purdue University Press Holiday Sale

18 November 2019 - 9:56am
  Purdue University Press is offering a 40% discount on over 20 selected titles as part of our Winter Gift Catalog so you can celebrate your favorite holiday by gifting a book to a friend, loved one, or yourself. The books in the catalog are arranged in six different areas of interest: Take a Walk Down […]

Shofar: An Interview with Writer Ellen Galford

11 November 2019 - 8:00am
In anticipation of the current issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, we spoke with poet and novelist Ellen Galford about her writing, as well as topics in Jewish studies more broadly. Galford composed three original poems for issue 37, volume 3, a special issue titled “Narrative Spaces at the Margins of British […]

The Impact of a Monograph: “A Woman without a Husband Is Like a Fish without a Bicycle”

4 November 2019 - 9:00am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often don’t get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Nancy Wingfield, a series editor […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward; Thinking Local and Thinking Global

4 November 2019 - 7:00am
This post is written by Purdue University Press Director Justin Race. It is part of the blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses in celebration of University Press week. To see the rest of the posts in the tour, click here.  The theme of University Press Week this year is “Read. Think. Act.”. […]

Central European Studies Sale – 50% off entire series

1 November 2019 - 3:00pm
Purdue University Press is offering 50% off all books in its Central European Studies series through the end of the year. Recent and forthcoming titles in the series includes A History of Yugoslavia by Marie-Janine Calic, Making Peace in an Age of War: Emperor Ferdinand III (1608–1657) by Mark Hengerer, and Jan Hus: The Life […]

Q&A with John Norberg

16 October 2019 - 3:12pm
We talked with celebrated writer, author, and humorist John Norberg about the second edition of Wings of Their Dreams: Purdue in Flight, his second book with Purdue University Press this year. The second edition of Wings of Their Dreams continues and updates the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, […]

Studies in Jewish Civilization – 50% Off Sale

16 October 2019 - 12:40pm
Purdue University Press is offering 50% off all books in our Studies in Jewish Civilization series, including the most recent addition, Next Year in Jerusalem: Exile and Return in Jewish History edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon. Next Year in Jerusalem recognizes that Jews have often experienced or imaged periods of exile and return in their long tradition, examining […]

The Legacy of the “First Man”, a Q&A with James R. Hansen

15 October 2019 - 11:22am
We talked with James R. Hansen, Neil Armstrong’s authorized biographer, about his new book with Purdue University Press Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from All Mankind. Dear Neil Armstrong publishes a careful sampling—roughly 400—of the thousands of letters sent to Neil Armstrong from the day of the moon landing to the day […]

“What Open Access Means to You” Panel Oct. 22, Part of Open Access Week Celebration at Purdue

26 September 2019 - 4:36pm
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will kick off International Open Access Week (October 21-27) with the announcement of the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) and Purdue University Office of the Provost. During the week, PULSIS and the Purdue University Press (PUP) will […]

Books on the Midwest’s Natural History

25 September 2019 - 3:08pm
From highlighting the Midwest’s rich agricultural history, to celebrating it’s natural beauty, Purdue University Press publishes books that give an oft-overlooked part of the country a deserving look. Check out select titles below, and get 30% off when you order directly from our website using discount code PURDUE30.     Memories of Life on the […]

Imagining Afghanistan, a Q&A with author Alla Ivanchikova

12 September 2019 - 10:09am
We talked with author Alla Ivanchikova, to discuss her upcoming book, contemporary cultural production on Afghanistan, and this cultural production as a litmus test for a producer’s political and geopolitical beliefs. Ivanchikova’s book, Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and Film of the 9/11 Wars, examines how Afghanistan has been imagined in literary and visual texts that were published after […]

Preparation and the First Day of School: Insight from John Dewey

21 August 2019 - 3:41pm
This is a guest post by Jeff Frank, author of Teaching in the Now: John Dewey on the Educational Present. This commentary offers insights from John Dewey about how to approach the start of the school year so that students are prepared to do the type of work we hope they will do in the future. […]

An Interview with Jeff Frank, author of “Teaching in the Now”

19 August 2019 - 11:14am
In preparation for his forthcoming title Teaching in the Now: John Dewey on the Educational Present, we briefly talked to author Jeff Frank about the book, what motivated him to write it, and the reason for advocating for John Dewey’s work in the modern educational landscape.     Q: Could you briefly explain your book, […]

Human-Animal Bond Titles from Purdue University Press

9 August 2019 - 9:56am
Purdue University Press is proud to publish books that highlight the numerous important relationships between humans and animals. Published in collaboration with Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and series editors Alan Beck and Maggie O’Haire, our New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond series, seeks to expand our knowledge of the human-animal bond. The series welcomes submissions covering […]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

12 July 2019 - 10:05am
From July 18-20, Purdue University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a variety of campus events, including a talk by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz, a showing of a new “Armstrong” documentary, and a book signing/meet and greet with Purdue University Press authors. Purdue University Press is […]

A Reason to Live – Q&A with Author Vicki Hutton

21 June 2019 - 11:43am
In an interview with Vicki Hutton, the author of A Reason to Live: HIV and Animal Companions, we discuss the new book and relevant subjects, including the public perception of HIV/AIDS and the universality of the human-animal bond. A Reason to Live is the newest book in the popular New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond […]

Celebrating university presses and their staffs, hindsight is 20/20

14 June 2019 - 2:18am
This blog post takes part in a blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) in recognition and respect of the sudden passing of the University of Virginia Press director Mark Saunders. As our professional organization gathered this week in Detroit for our annual meeting, search on Twitter with #WeAreUP to read more […]