New Book Day: Visualizing Votive Practice

It’s our favorite day at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota: NEW BOOK DAY. The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to announce the publication of Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3DModels by Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Kevin Garstki, and Michael Toumazou. You can download the book for free here. Visualizing Votive Practice uses 3D images embedded directly in the PDF to present a significant new group of terracotta and limestone sculpture from the sanctuary of Malloura on Cyprus. By combining traditional features of an archaeological artifact catalogue with the…

Preview Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models

Publishing tends to be a case of “gradually, then suddenly” to appropriate Hemingway memorable line in The Sun Also Rises. This project has been gradually wending its way through production over the last 18 months and is suddenly almost ready for release! The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is very happy to provide a preview of our next publication: Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models by Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Kevin Garstki, and Michael Toumazou. As the dramatic cover suggests, this isn’t an ordinary book. The authors combine a thoughtful analysis of votive…

A Conversation with Kyle Conway on Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018

One of the best parts of being a publisher and editor is talking with authors about their work both as it develops and after it has been published. Last week, I pitched six questions to Kyle Conway, the editor of the most recent book from The Digital Press, Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018 and got him talking about both this book as well as his past and future work on the Bakken oil patch. Kyle, as always, was on point with his responses to my questions and his thinking about the Bakken. If you want to…

New Book Day: Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018

We are very excited to announce the release of Kyle Conway’s edited volume Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018. The book interleaves a series of incisive new chapters on the 21st-century North Dakota oil boom with chapters from the 1958 Williston Report, a seminal work describing and analyzing the impact of the first Bakken boom. This unique approach gives the reader not only a comprehensive guide to the 1950s and 21st-century boom, but also a comparative perspective on how communities and the state has adapted to the vagaries of the boom-bust oil economy.  As with all…

New Book Day! One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community, 1850-1920

It’s new book day at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota! We’re very proud and excited to announce the publication of One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community, 1850-1920 edited by Calobe Jackson, Jr., Katie Wingert McArdle, David Pettegrew with a forward by Lenwood Sloan. You can download the book for free or purchase it via Amazon. This book is a companion to the new Commonwealth Monument in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania which will be dedicated on August 26, 2020. This monument is dedicated to the significant African American community in Pennsylvania’s capital and its historic struggle for the vote. The monument consists of a bronze pedestal…

Digital Approaches to Teaching Mediterranean Archaeology: A Conversation with Sebastian Heath

As we look ahead to a busy summer of class redesign and an uncertain fall, The Digital Press is pleased to re-introduce Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. It is now available as a glorious full-color digital download and in resplendent paper which you can buy at Amazon or through an independent bookstore. To celebrate its publication in paper, we had a conversation with the book’s editor, Sebastian Heath, where he talks about linked open data, teaching during the “Time of COVID”, and the future of digital practices in the classroom and in various discipline.   1. Can you talk…

DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean available in paperback!

The best days are NEW BOOK DAYS, and while today isn’t quite a new book day, we are still excited to announce the paper publication of Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. You can now grab a paper copy for $9 on Amazon.com or, as always, download a digital copy for free. This book has particular relevance during our COVID-19 inflected days when teaching online has become normal practice. While this book is not a “how to” book or a set of teaching tips, but rather a sustained and varied discussion of digital teaching practices, many…

New Book Day: DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean

As the coronavirus has continued to disrupt higher education in the US and globally, The Digital Press accelerated the release of Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean as a way to contribute to the ongoing conversation about digital and online teaching not only in Classics, Ancient History, and Mediterranean Archaeology but across the entire humanities.  The book is a free, open access download and will be made available as a low-cost paperback by the middle of next month. We’re calling this version, the “Digital First, Alpha Version” because it sounds cool. You can download it here. Here’s the…

Failing Gloriously Recognized!

It’s with great pleasure that we recognize that Shawn Graham’s Failing Gloriously and Other Essays won a Digital Humanities Award for 2019. It is fitting, of course, that it won the award for the category of “Best Exploration of DH Failure.” We’re excited to refer to this book as “award winning Failing Gloriously” and to celebrate that, once again, Shawn Graham is an “award winning author and digital humanist.”  On the one hand, as the organizers of the DH awards acknowledge, these honors are decided, in part, by popular voting so they are a kind of digital popularity contest designed as much…

Two Impending Arrivals and A Departing Old Friend from the Digital Press

There are going to be some new arrivals at the Digital Press this spring and the first departure from out catalogue.  First, we’ve excited to announce that DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean edited by Sebastian Heath is almost ready for publication and should be out around the end of the month. Mark your calendars. It features contributions from Sebastian Heath, Lisl Walsh, David Ratzan, Patrick Burns, Sandra Blakely, Marie-Claire, Eric Poehler, William Caraher, and Beaulieu and Anthony Bucci as well as a critical introduction by Shawn Graham and preface by Society of Classical Studies Executive Director Helen Cullyer. The contributors cover a wide…