Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

In Forces of Nature: A History of Land Conservation, Clay Henderson—an environmental lawyer and educator—details how many of Florida’s activists, artists, philanthropists, and politicians have worked to designate threatened land for use as parks, preserves, and other conservation areas. We asked Clay Henderson some questions about his new book, which we're sharing below. When did … Continue reading Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

Q&A with Bill Maxwell, author of Maximum Vantage

In Maximum Vantage: New Selected Columns, journalist Bill Maxwell addresses issues faced by Florida and broader American society, offering opinions on a wide variety of questions with a focus on race, agricultural labor, education, and the environment. We asked Bill Maxwell some questions about his new book, which we're sharing below. What do you want readers … Continue reading Q&A with Bill Maxwell, author of Maximum Vantage

Allegory and the Poetic Self

“A stunning collection of essays on first-person allegorical narratives of the late Middle Ages that brings together an impressive group of scholars from different linguistic traditions.”—Katherine A. Brown, author of Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal  “North American and European scholars have come together in a constructive framework to underscore with insightfulness … Continue reading Allegory and the Poetic Self

#NextUp Bookseller Love: Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair

Today we’re spreading the #NextUP bookseller love! This last day of the UP Week blog tour turns our attention to local booksellers that make great contributions to our academic community, supporting university press books and authors and promoting the work we all do. We’re giving a shout-out to Books & Books, an independent bookstore with … Continue reading #NextUp Bookseller Love: Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair

#NextUp in Publishing: Caribbean Crossroads Book Series

University Press Week enters its second decade of celebrating excellence in university press publishing. Each year, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) takes a tour of the blogs in our publishing community with a series that daily addresses different aspects of the week’s theme. This year’s theme, #NextUP, reflects the constant spirit of learning, adaptation, … Continue reading #NextUp in Publishing: Caribbean Crossroads Book Series

Our 2022 SHA Virtual Booth and Book Sale

This year’s Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting was held in Baltimore, MD from November 10 through 13. Our virtual booth is open through November 30, 2022 and offers great deals on our Southern history titles. Use code SHA22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights … Continue reading Our 2022 SHA Virtual Booth and Book Sale

Isotope Research in Zooarchaeology

“Indispensable for anyone working with zooarchaeological materials.”—Pam J. Crabtree, coeditor of Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeology: Colonialism, Complexity and Animal Transformations   “Explains the established and ongoing development of six isotopes as applied to zooarchaeological studies. The importance of faunal isotope values is made clear for interpreting human activities and dietary patterns.”—Robert H. Tykot, coauthor of Histories of Maize … Continue reading Isotope Research in Zooarchaeology

Our 2022 SEAC Virtual Booth and Book Sale

This year’s Southeastern Archaeological Conference was held in Little Rock, AK from November 9 through 12. Our virtual booth is open through November 30, 2022 and offers great deals on our Southeastern archaeology titles. Use code SEAC22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights and … Continue reading Our 2022 SEAC Virtual Booth and Book Sale

Staff Promotions and New Hires

University Press of Florida (UPF) is pleased to announce staff promotions, changes, and hires across five departments. Please join all of us at the Press in congratulating these staff members on their new roles. Janie Chan joined UPF in July as associate editor in the Acquisitions Department. Chan’s publishing background includes several years at Princeton … Continue reading Staff Promotions and New Hires