Marge and Julia

“This brilliant epistolary conversation reveals the deep, forthright bond between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her publisher’s daughter, Julia Scribner Bigham—two remarkable women who sought to create and live meaningful lives, even in the shadow of a world war. Marge and Julia is a most welcome contribution to both American literary history and the literature of … Continue reading Marge and Julia

Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition: “A great all-in-one paddling guide—with everything from the state’s best water trails to nitty-gritty advice about weather, equipment and supplies.”—Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys   “A colorful, comprehensive guide to paddling Florida’s extensive waterways.”—Gainesville Sun   “Whether you are a novice at the sport or experienced, this book should be required reading.”—Fish’n & … Continue reading Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

New Paperback and Open Access Release: Archaeologies of Listening

Open Access Digital Version Available Here “Emphasizes the value of respectful engagement with local communities and the rewards that are to be reaped in return for patience and humility.”—Antiquity   “A critical and diverse range of essays. . . . This volume invites researchers to learn to listen, to rethink their scholarship and relationship with local … Continue reading New Paperback and Open Access Release: Archaeologies of Listening

Spectacle, from Panhandler Books

Spectacle by Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is the fourth publication from Panhandler Books, a series launched in 2015 by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler’s mission to champion underrepresented literary genres. “I love the poems … Continue reading Spectacle, from Panhandler Books

Identities, Experience, and Change in Early Mexican Villages

“An impressive volume that offers significant new data and fresh perspectives on changing practices, experiences, and identities in the early communities of ancient Mexico.”—Christopher A. Pool, University of Kentucky   “Engages in discussions of identity in the past, presenting new research that is transforming how we understand the Mesoamerican Formative period.”—Cynthia Robin, author of Everyday Life Matters: … Continue reading Identities, Experience, and Change in Early Mexican Villages

American Health and Wellness in Archaeology and History

“Hutchinson effectively combines information and perspectives from multiple fields to escort the reader through the development of American health care from its vernacular, home-based beginnings to the formal, highly technical science of today. This wide-ranging book provides useful insights on the continually changing nature of health care, medicine, and well-being in the United States and … Continue reading American Health and Wellness in Archaeology and History

Dressing the Part

“From Olmec costume switching to Peruvian bundle burials we see which types of power were gendered, which symbols or motifs were power filled, and how these symbols were borne by the living and the dead. This collection showcases a mature gendered archaeology.”—Cheryl Claassen, author of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive … Continue reading Dressing the Part

New GATORBYTE: Plugged In

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: Plugged In

Music Everywhere

One small Florida town, many international rock legends "Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs, watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique."--Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain "Jourard clearly demonstrates that Gainesville’s contributions are … Continue reading Music Everywhere