Schironi’s ‘The Best of the Grammarians’ wins prestigious Goodwin Award of Merit from Society for Classical Studies

by Shaun Manning October 4, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Francesca Schironi’s volume The Best of the Grammarians: Aristarchus of Samothrace on the Iliad has been awarded the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit by the Society for Classical Studies, the national association for study of Greco-Roman culture. The Charles J. Goodwin Awards of Merit are presented for outstanding contributions to classical scholarship; they are the only honors for scholarly achievement given by the Society. The Society’s prize award notes, “The Best of the Grammarians is a monumental study that is unlikely to be surpassed for generations to come… (It) is a massive reconstruction of the […]

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War, Brexit and British National Identity

by Shaun Manning July 26, 2019
Always at War by Thomas Colley cover

This is a guest blog post by Thomas Colley, lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London. His book Always at War: British Public Narratives of War will be published in August 2019. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasColley Why have people forgotten 9/11? This question intrigued me as I travelled around Britain researching the stories ordinary British people tell about war. Raised in England, I finished high school a few months after 9/11. Like so many others, I remember exactly what I was doing at the time – what psychologists call a “flashbulb memory.” It was portrayed as a day the world changed – […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Excerpt from Great Lakes Rocks

by Danielle Coty July 8, 2019

Every year over 1,000,000 people visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lauded by ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” Whether they are visiting to climb the massive sand dunes, to stargaze, or for the scenic drive, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at a scenic lakeshore where sand dunes seem to rise straight out of Lake Michigan. Yet the formation of the Great Lakes dunes is only one of the ways in which geology manifests in the region. With natural resources such as salt and natural gas, formations such as the Pictured Rocks National […]

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Does geology impact the record high water levels being experienced across the Great Lakes?

by scottom June 20, 2019

Guest Post by Stephen E. Kesler Although the Great Lakes formed only a few thousand years ago, they are the result of much older processes. In fact the geologic history of the Great Lakes region covers almost the entire 4,540-million-year span of time since the Earth formed. Some of the oldest rocks in the world are found in the Minnesota River valley and in the Watersmeet and Carney Lake areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. At the other end of the time scale, the Great Lakes shorelines are evolving even today. Water levels in the lakes and surrounding waterways […]

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Celebrating Mark Saunders, Pioneer of University Press Digital Publishing

by Charles Watkinson June 10, 2019

In mid May Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, unexpectedly passed way at the tragically early age of 52. As we celebrate and commemorate their life, the sudden passing of a friend and colleague will always cause us to pause and look around gratefully at the people with whom we spend our days — family, co-workers, neighbors. As the Association of University Presses meets in Detroit, June 10- 14, U-M Press is participating in a “Celebrating the People of AUPresses” blog tour. This aims to honor Mark Saunders by celebrating the individuals we work with. This blog […]

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