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The Life and Legacy of Philip Roth

28 May 2019 - 11:09am
  Philip Roth Studies is a peer-reviewed semiannual journal published by Purdue University Press in cooperation with the Philip Roth Society. The journal publishes writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance. Philip Roth Studies Volume 15, Issue 1, out this month, will be the final issue for […]

Bringing the Archives to Life

6 May 2019 - 4:32pm
Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris with a Foreword by Drew and Brittany Brees tells Purdue’s story through rare images, artifacts, and words. The authors culled decades of student papers from scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, and newspapers to historical photographs and memorabilia […]

Purdue University Press Giant Leaps Celebration Sale – May 6 Only

6 May 2019 - 5:00am
In celebration of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary on May 6, Purdue University Press is offering a special Giant Leaps Celebration Sale featuring two new books on the University’s history: Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University and Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life. Take 50% off each book by ordering […]

Celebrating 150 Years of Giants Leaps

29 April 2019 - 4:22pm
“The history of Purdue University is the story of people. They aren’t flat and lifeless, one-dimensional figures staring at us from paintings and black-and-white photographs. They are people who lived and breathed, laughed and cried. They succeeded and they failed, and to understand what they did for Purdue and why requires knowing them as friends, […]

A “Notorious” Q&A with Julien Gorbach

27 March 2019 - 9:07am
In his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist (Purdue University Press March 2019), Julien Gorbach examines the life of great twentieth-century screenwriter, playwright, and activist Ben Hecht. Gorbach treats Hecht’s activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. His new book details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as […]

Preserving Agricultural History in the Midwest

14 March 2019 - 7:59am
Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it. “When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford. Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of […]

“That Sheep May Safely Graze” – A Q&A with Author David Sherman

7 March 2019 - 10:49am
That Sheep May Safely Graze (March 2019, Purdue University Press), by David Sherman, brings light to the human story of Afghanistan, the disruptive impact that decades long conflict has had on rural Afghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with their land and their animals. The book describes the story of one of the […]

Who was Ben Hecht? What you need to know about the “Notorious” Screenwriter

28 February 2019 - 8:39am
Born on this day 125 years ago, Ben Hecht is one of American history’s most complicated and compelling figures. Here’s what you need to know to become familiar with the prolific screenwriter and activist.     Hecht is one of the most prolific screenwriters in history.   In 1967 The New Yorker critic Pauline Kael […]

Remembering the Fire, which Paved the Way for Future Giant Leaps

27 January 2019 - 5:30am
On July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first steps on the moon. This giant leap instantly became the defining moment in space history. There were now American footprints on the moon, fulfilling the late President John F. Kennedy’s promise to do so by the end of the decade. NASA’s accomplishment […]

Purdue University Press – 2018 in Review

21 December 2018 - 4:11pm
2018 was a great year at Purdue University Press, highlighted by a full slate of scholarly and trade books, as well as several journals that were released during our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In May of 2018 we welcomed Clarence Maybee as a new series editor for the Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks, and in November we welcomed […]

Q&A with author Jay Michaelson

27 November 2018 - 10:21am
To prepare for the release of the 36.3 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Purdue University Press interviewed contributor Jay Michaelson about religion, writing, and more.  Michaelson is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, where his work focuses on the intersection of queer studies and Jewish theology. His scholarly publications […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Justin Race Named Director of Purdue University Press

17 October 2018 - 4:35pm
Justin Race has been named the director of the Purdue University Press, according to Interim Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Dean of the Purdue Honors College Rhonda Phillips. Race, who will begin his new role Monday, Nov. 12, is currently the director of the University of Nevada Press. During his tenure there, he doubled […]

Q&A with Author George Leopold, Biographer of Gus Grissom

14 September 2018 - 7:50am
A revised and expanded paperback edition of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Time of Gus Grissom by George Leopold will be released on September 15th. In preparation for the release, the press interviewed Leopold to find out more behind his inspiration in writing the book, some thoughts on the book’s subject, and more.   Q: What […]

Purdue University Press Announces 2018-19 Fall/Winter Books

12 September 2018 - 8:20am
Purdue University Press announces 12 new books for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season. These new books, slated for publication from September 2018 through February 2019, feature works in the subject areas of flight and space, library and information sciences, business and leadership, veterinary studies, global languages and literature, literary criticism, Jewish studies, and European history. Part […]

Reading Around the Office for #ReadABookDay

6 September 2018 - 12:09pm
In celebration of #ReadABookDay, Purdue University Press asked around the office to see what our team have been reading. We hope you enjoy their responses, and that you’re inspired to let us know what what you’re reading, let us know on Twitter and Facebook! Liza Hagerman, Assistant Production Editor I’m currently reading A Little Life […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

A Tribute to Chana Bloch: Poet, Teacher, and Mother

8 August 2018 - 10:03am
This blog post is written by Jonathan Bloch, son of Chana Bloch. The 36.2 (Summer 2018) issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies is a tribute issue for writer, poet, teacher, and mother: Chana Bloch (1940-2017). In the words of the special issue editors, Rachel Tzvia Back and Dara Barnat, “We gather together […]

Purdue Open Access Education Journal, IJPBL, Engages New Co-Editor

29 June 2018 - 10:06am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce that the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL) has engaged a new co-editor, Xun Ge, to serve the publication alongside journal co-editor Krista Glazewski, associate professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University. IJPBL publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to […]

New Series Editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks

14 May 2018 - 9:01am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clarence Maybee as series editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks. The series, founded by Dr. Sharon Weiner, promotes evidence-based practice in teaching information literacy competencies through the lens of the different academic disciplines. The content of each volume includes the perspectives of disciplinary experts […]