University of Alabama Press

The University of Alabama Press is a university press founded in 1945 and is the scholarly publishing arm of the University of Alabama. An editorial board composed of representatives from all doctoral degree granting public universities within Alabama oversees the publishing program. Projects are selected that support, extend, and preserve academic research. The Press also publishes books that foster an understanding of the history and culture of this state and region. The Press strives to publish works in a wide variety of formats such as print, electronic, and on-demand technologies to ensure that the works are widely available.

University of Alabama Press
Parent companyUniversity of Alabama
Founded1945; 79 years ago (1945)
FounderJames Benjamin McMillan
Country of origin United States
Headquarters locationTuscaloosa, Alabama
DistributionChicago Distribution Center (USA)[1]

University of British Columbia Press (Canada)[2]

RTM Asia-Pacific Book Marketing[3]

Eurospan Group (EMEA)[4]
Publication typesBooks, Journals
No. of employees18[5]

The University of Alabama Press publishes in a variety of subject areas, including anthropology and archeology, biography and memoir, the Civil Rights movement, fiction, food and agriculture, gender and sexuality studies, the history of medicine, Judaism and Holocaust studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, language and linguistics, law and legal studies, literary criticism, military studies and military history, Native American studies, nature, religion, rhetoric, and sports.[7]

As the only academic publisher for the state of Alabama, The University of Alabama Press has in the past undertaken publishing partnerships with such institutions as the Birmingham Museum of Art and Samford University, and The College of Agriculture, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill[8] at Auburn University. It serves as the publisher of the Fiction Collective Two (FC2) imprint for experimental fiction.

History edit

James B. McMillan Building houses the offices of UAP.[9]

The University of Alabama Press was founded in the fall of 1945 with James Benjamin McMillan as founding director.[10][11] The Press's first work was Roscoe C. Martin's New Horizons in Public Administration, which appeared in February 1946. In 1964, the Press joined the organization now known as the Association of University Presses.

In January, 2023, the University of Alabama Press joined the University of Alabama Libraries.[12]

It was awarded the General Basil W. Duke Award from the Military Order of the Stars and Bars for its re-publication of Marcus B. Toney's Civil War memoir, The Privations of a Private, in 2006.[13]

Journals edit

The University of Alabama Press publishes Theatre History Studies, the journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.[14] It also publishes Theatre Symposium, an annual scholarly publication featuring papers presented at the annual two-day conference of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.[15]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Publishers served by the Chicago Distribution Center". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  2. ^ "Publishers Represented". University of British Columbia Press. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "Resources for Bookstores". University of Alabama. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "University Presses". Eurospan Group. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  5. ^ "Contact Us". University of Alabama. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  6. ^ "University of Alabama Press". University of Alabama. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  7. ^ "AUPresses Subject Area Grid". The Association of University Presses. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  8. ^ "Pebble Hill". Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. Auburn University. Retrieved 2023-11-29.
  9. ^ "James B. McMillan Building". Interactive Map of the University of Alabama. University of Alabama. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  10. ^ Slowe, Betty (April 12, 2010). "LOOKING BACK". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  11. ^ "McMILLAN, JAMES BENJAMIN, 1907-1996". Alabama Authors. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  12. ^ Kirch, Claire. "J.D. Wilson Joins U of Alabama Press as Director". PWxyz, LLC. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  13. ^ "History Honors Given to UA Press". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 17, 2006. p. 69. Retrieved May 25, 2018 – via
  14. ^ "Theatre History Studies — The MATC Journal". Mid-America Theatre Conference. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Publications". The Southeastern Theatre Conference. Retrieved 2 December 2023.

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