Amsterdam University Press

#TURNITUP is Theme of 2018 University Press Week, November 12-17

Amsterdam University Press is proud to celebrate University Press Week. UP Week is important not only because it celebrates the work of the university press, but it also facilitates support and community among other university presses.
"House of Knowledge" by Jaume Plensa on Bourse's Square in Bordeaux, France.
Photo by Adrien Sifre, available for use Creative Commons 2.0 [via Flickr]

This year’s theme for UP Week is #TurnItUP, chosen by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses). #TurnItUP was selected to celebrate the work of the UP community to find, publish, and amplify subjects, authors, and stories that might otherwise be overlooked by the book publishing community.

A full run-down of UP Week events and initiatives can be found at www.universitypressweek.org.

University presses publish approximately 14,000 books each year, including reprints. 146 presses belong to AUPresses, and 20% of that number are university presses based outside the US, including Amsterdam University Press who were admitted to the association in the year 2000.

Formally established in 1937, AUPresses—formerly known as AAUP—is an organization of nonprofit publishers whose members strive to advance scholarship through their offerings. The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy. It educates by offering training programs and workshops, by holding specialized and general annual meetings, and by aggregating and distributing industry information. The Association’s cooperative services expand its members’ reach and efficiency. And the organization advocates by promoting the value of university presses both within and outside the university community and by acting as members’ collective voice on matters of free speech, academic freedom, copyright, and other core issues. You can learn more at http://www.aupresses.org/.

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Monday, November 12th, 2018