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Pride Month: The Struggle for Gay Rights Before Pride

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In our first post, Javier Samper Vendrell, author of the newly released The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic, looks at the history of gay rights and what lessons can be learned.

In Memory of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau

UTP was sad to hear about the passing of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau, author of Rethinking the School of Chartres, Known for his good nature and exacting standards in life and in work, he will be missed and remembered fondly by those who worked with him at UTP. Our thoughts are with Father Jeauneau’s family and friends at this time. Here, translator of the book, Claude Paul Desmarais, shares his memories of working with Father Jeauneau.

From the Editors: Congress 2020

This week, we were due to be in London, Ontario, to attend Congress 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the conference was cancelled, meaning we won’t get the chance to celebrate with other publishers and showcase our latest books. But we will try not to let that overshadow the tremendous work of all of our authors and scholarly publishing colleagues! Instead, we reached out to some of our editors and asked them what Congress means to them and if they would be willing to share some of the projects they have been working on.

Isolation Reading for the Week of May 25

Every week we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Craig Blue, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, has chosen Contested Fields: A Global History of Modern Football as his staff pick. Enjoy!

On the Origins of A Short History of the Middle Ages

Our brand new blog launches this week, and we could think of no better author to help us kick off our virtual festivities! Barbara H. Rosenwein, author of the bestselling textbook A Short History of the Middle Ages provides us with a very insightful and fascinating trip back to the inception of her textbook project – a project that has now spanned decades and influenced thousands of young medievalists.