Join the University Press of Florida for a two-panel event on March 31, the final installment in a series made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two webinars are offered in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) African American Studies Program, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, and the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.

Feel free to register for one or both panels. To register, click the links below.

Getting Published

Friday, March 31, 2023
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EST

This panel is a nuts-and-bolts discussion of book publishing from the perspective of both authors and editors. It includes a presentation on the publication process as well as discussions on expectations, practical advice for working with a publisher, and useful tips for every step from submitting a manuscript to a press to helping your finished book find its audience. This presentation is helpful for faculty or graduate students who are or may soon be interested in publishing their work with a university press. 


Jorge Duany, director, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Sian Hunter, senior editor, University Press of Florida

Stephanye Hunter, editor in chief, University Press of Florida

Darius Young, associate professor, Department of History, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Career Paths in Humanities, Public Engagement, and Publishing

Friday, March 31, 2023
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. EST

From student internships to post-graduation opportunities, this panel focuses on career paths at the intersection of the humanities, public engagement, and scholarly publishing. Panelists discuss their varied experiences working in the humanities in ways that engage the public through archives, museum exhibits, publications, and more. This presentation is helpful for anyone looking to explore alternative career tracks to academia and students interested in internship and career opportunities. 


Barbara Mennel, Rothman Chair and director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida 


Timothy Barber, director, Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Jenna Kolesari, academic promotions manager, University Press of Florida

Ana Menéndez, associate professor, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and Department of English, Florida International University

Pamela Schwartz, executive director, Orange County Regional History Center and Historical Society of Central Florida

Kiara Thompson, assistant director, Sankofa African American Arts & Digital Humanities Initiative (SAAADHI); graduate of University of Florida’s African American Studies Program; and former NEH SHARP intern at University Press of Florida

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