October 4, 2017

ReMix: Stanford Libraries Newsletter | September 2017

ReMix September
Special Issue: Stanford Press Celebrates 125 Years!

The following stories will provide a window into the history, future and pioneering work of Stanford University Press, an auxiliary unit of the Stanford Libraries. We are thrilled to commemorate this important milestone!


 
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University Press, 1887. Stanford Historical Photograph Collection, Stanford Libraries.

Established by Stanford’s first president, David Starr Jordan, Stanford University Press has had an impressive history as one of the oldest university presses in the United States, publishing nearly 6,000 titles over the past 125 years.
 

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Alan Harvey and the Stanford University Press are redefining the world of traditional academic publishing with new digital tools and channels.
 

 Children’s Literature in Modern Korea (Stanford University Press, 2017); Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford, Stanford Humanities Center fellow.

 

Stanford University Press will publish next month Dafna Zur's first book, Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea. As assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford, Zur has published on North Korean science fiction, the Korean War in children’s literature, and childhood in Korean cinema.
 

 

 
University presses provide many vital services to academia such as publishing young faculty’s first monographs and fostering the study of regional history and culture.

Consider making a special gift in honor of the 125th Anniversary of Stanford University Press, or establish a Publication Fund to support a key editorial area in perpetuity such as the Susan Groag Bell Fund in Women’s History.


 


News & Views
 
Kabbalist Rabi Uri Revach, second left, sits in front of his students during overnight Kabbalah studies inside a Jerusalem mountain cave near the village of Beit Meir on May 7, 2010. About a dozen of Orthodox Jewish men gather once a week in the cave near the holy city to study all night long the ancient Jewish mystical rite of Kabbalah, reading texts from Jewish holy books, including the Zohar texts. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/GETTY.


The Zohar Translated ... An Ethnographic Novel ... Gimon Visiting Scholars ... The Cold War and Democracy ... Information Heuristics ... and other news.
 

 

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