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…

New Book Day: Epoiesen 3

Three years ago, Shawn Graham approached me and asked me whether The Digital Press might be interested in publishing a paginated, print-on-demand version of his new digital journal Epoiesen.  Without hesitating, I said “yes!” And today, the third volume of Epoiesen appears as a downloadable PDF or as a print-on-demand book available on Amazon.  To celebrate the third volume of Epoiesen, I button-holed Shawn Graham for a seven-question interview about his new book, Failing Gloriously and Other Essays, Epoiesen, and his various other projects. You can read that interview here. Or you can read a bit more to find out more about Epoiesen! …

Seven Questions about Failing Gloriously with Shawn Graham

To celebrate the release of volume 3 of Epoiesen and to continue the conversation started to Failing Gloriously and Other Essays, I button-holed Shawn Graham for a conversation about failure, his new book, future projects, and his growing digital archaeology and media empire! Seven Questions with Shawn Graham:  1. Failing Gloriously and Other Essays is a book about failure, but I noticed that you describe failure more than you define it. How would you define failure? “I know it when I see it”, eh? I’ve got four different kinds of fails in the book, following Warnick and Croxall, and then we’ve…

The Digital Press Year in Review

It’s been a relatively quiet year for The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota with only three new titles, but this is the calm before the storm as the first month or two of 2020 will be the busiest in the history of the press. As a bit of a year end celebration, I thought I’d highlight what the press accomplished last year and preview what’s in store over the next few months. The year started with a pretty important landmark from an adjacent publication to The Digital Press. North Dakota Quarterly with their publishing partner the University of Nebraska…