Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found conversations on Gandalf, UFOs, the evolution of religion, and also found some more free book giveaways. What did you read this week?
Indiana University Press announced some exciting events taking place later this month including a Moveable Feast event with artists from the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and a writer’s studio at Across the Arts writer’s conference.
Temple University Press explains why borders should not be barriers.
Oxford University Press explains why reference editors are more like Gandalf than Maxwell Perkins, asks if religion can evolve, and tells of seven things we didn’t know about “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Penn State Press reminds readers to check out BookFest this weekend for discounted books and book signings.
University of Chicago Press remembers the late Edmund S. Morgan, an award-winning Yale historian and author of many books on the history of colonial and Revolutionary America, including the New York Times bestselling Benjamin Franklin.
MIT Press discusses U.S.—China strategic and economic dialogue.