Jeff Klinkenberg Wins Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Klinkenberg, Florida culture writer for nearly four decades, has been named the winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. A five-person independent panel of judges selected Klinkenberg from a pool of 20 nominees. The award, established in 2010, honors a Florida author for a body of literary work … Continue reading Jeff Klinkenberg Wins Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, and as we remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, we’ve prepared a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. These books highlight the 1965 Selma civil rights campaign, unconventional modes of black women’s activism, the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   The 2018 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards has recognized two UPF books. Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen by Norman Van Aken has been chosen to represent the USA in the Local  category.   Opening the Gates to Canal Cuisine: Preserving the American … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

Written by Elizabeth Weiss, author of Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture.   I love bones. My appreciation of the beauty of skeletal anatomy started at a very young age. As a child, my favorite toys were anatomical models that I had to build up like a 3-dimensional puzzle. One involved putting together an … Continue reading Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

Written by Jennifer M. Collins and Charles H. Paxton, coauthors (with Robert V. Rohli) of Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.   When we think about what makes good and bad weather, we both have different initial thoughts. Charles thinks over his career as a National Weather Service meteorologist and how excited he … Continue reading How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

Investigating the Ordinary

"Makes the case that the everyday should and does matter in archaeology. The content is fresh, the approaches are varied, and the case is convincing."—Adam King, editor of Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State Focusing on the daily concerns, activities, and routine events of people in the past, Investigating the Ordinary: … Continue reading Investigating the Ordinary

Cuban Cultural Heritage

“Effectively analyzes the evolving shape of the heritage discourse across these periods and casts light on the nature of heritage production in socialist and postcolonial societies globally.”—Paul B. Niell, author of Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba: Classicism and Dissonance on the Plaza de Armas of Havana, 1754–1828 “Aptly shows how cultural and historical … Continue reading Cuban Cultural Heritage