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Publishing in the Humanities: Projects, Proposals, Pragmatics

February 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of the state of academic publishing in the humanities and the process of working with a university press–from project to proposal to publication. The workshop will include brief presentations from Eric Zinner (NYU Press) and UW-Madison faculty members Ron Radano and Pernille Ipsen. Moderated by Susan Stanford Friedman.


Refreshments available by 2:45 pm.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@humanities.wisc.edu.

Sponsored by the UW Institute for Research in the Humanities and Center for the Humanities. With support from the Scholarly Publishing Series, sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the Graduate School, UW-Madison Libraries, and the Office of the Provost.


Eric Zinner is Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief of New York University Press. He directs and manages the editorial program, while also acquiring books in American studies, literary and cultural studies, and media and communication, among other areas. Press-wide, his responsibilities include engaging the long-term strategic, financial and operational issues inherent to scholarly publishing in a digital age.

Ron Radano is Professor of Music and African Languages and Literature at UW-Madison. He is co-editor of two book series, Refiguring American Music (Duke) and Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology, and author of two award-winning books, New Musical Figurations: Anthony Braxton’s Cultural Critique (Chicago, 1993; Italian translation, forthcoming) and Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music (Chicago, 2003), and coeditor of Music and the Racial Imagination (Chicago 2000) and Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique (Duke, in print).

Pernille Ipsen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Department of History at UW-Madison. Her areas of expertise are in women’s history; gender, the slave trade, and colonialism; Atlantic world history; and comparative European expansion/colonial history, 1500-1900. Her book, Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coastcame out in January 2015 with University of Pennsylvania Press.

Moderated by Susan Stanford Friedman, Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities and Hilldale Professor of English at UW-Madison. Her most recent book is Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time from Columbia University Press in August 2015.


February 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level)
803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States
tel:+(608) 262-5023