Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight’s Female Suicide Bombings won the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF) Outstanding Scholarship Prize. Caroline S. Hossein’s Politicized Microfinance and Obesity in Canada an edited volume by Jenny Ellison, Deborah McPhail, and Wendy Mitchinson received honorable mentions from the jury.
Peter Russell’s Canada’s Odyssey the 2018 John T. Saywell Prize awarded by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
In a review for The Times Literary Supplement, Gerri Kimber wrote “I can’t imagine that a wittier book than Tim Conley’s Useless Joyce has ever been written about such complex subject matter – namely what it means when we speak, in relation to the works of Joyce, of the “uses” of a text, and in particular the distinction between “the liberal arts” and the “useful arts.”
The Australian Independent Media (AIM) Network afforded This Is Not a Piece Pipe by Dale Turner a prominent spot in their three-part feature on aboriginal-settler relations, The Greener Grass (Somewhere).
To mark the one-year anniversary of The Slow Professor’s publication, University Affairs ran a feature look at the remarkable popularity of Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber’s treatise.
Annmarie Adams, professor of architecture and social studies of medicine, McGill University, wrote a similar reconsideration of The Slow Professor for Times Higher Education.
Our European History and Slavic Studies acquisitions editor, Stephen Shapiro, was at The 2017 ASEEES Annual Convention in Chicago, IL from November 9-12, 2017.
Our History Editor in Higher Education, Natalie Fingerhut, and Editorial Assistant Julia Cadney both attended the History of Science Society annual meeting in Toronto, November 9-12, 2017.
Len Husband, acquisitions editor for Canadian and Native History, Philosophy, and History, had some really productive meetings at the annual meeting for American Academy for Religion in Boston, MA from November 18-21, 2017; we look forward to adding many more titles to our Lonergan Studies series.
Anne Brackenbury, Jodi Lewchuk, and Kristopher Gies represented the press at the 116th meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. from November 29 – December 3, 2017. Anne also participated in a panel on Drawing Culture: or the Art of Ethnography in Graphic Form: The Making of Lissa, the first title in our ethnoGRAPHIC series.
Here’s a recap of what went on at UTP in the month of September 2017:
Jennifer DiDomenico attended the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Atlanta from August 4th-8th
Douglas Hildebrand and Anne Brackenbury attended the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting which was held here in Canada (Montreal) this year, from August 12th-15th
Our books were on display at the Beijing International Book Fair from August 23rd-27th
Mat Buntin and Daniel Quinlan were in San Francisco for the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition from August 31st-September 3rd
Len Husband brought our business history titles to the Canadian Business History Association meeting, held locally at Rotman School of Management, September 11th-12th
Suzanne Rancourt and Natalie Fingerhut attended the Global Reformations Conference put on by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies Conference at Victoria College, University of Toronto on September 28th and 29th
In an op-ed for The Irish Times, academics Áine Mahon and Shane Bergin write that Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber’s runaway bestseller The Slow Professor “serves as an intervention for higher education [in Ireland]. It serves also as a manifesto. It powerfully outlines how academics must act in order to save the institutions they value.”