New Book Day: Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook

It’s new book day at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. And most people agree that New Book Day is the BEST DAY. The book is Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook and it’s edited by Cynthia C. Prescott and Maureen S. Thompson.  If you want to check the book out, you can download a copy here or purchase it in glorious paperback! Yesterday, we enjoyed the wide ranging book release panel at the Rural Women’s Studies Association where a number of the authors discussed their contribution to the book and celebrated the hard work of the editors to make…

Previewing Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook

Over the last few months, The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota has been working away at a very special project. In collaboration with the Rural Women’s Studies Associate, we are publishing an edited volume of scholarly essays and recipes that celebrate, analyze, and interrogate the relationship between food, women, and rural life.  The book is edited by Cynthia C. Prescott and Maureen S. Thompson and is titled Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook. One of the book’s reviewers pointed out that this title is a bit of a mouthful, and we decided that this was entirely appropriate for a book…

New Book Day: Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean

The best days at the Digital Press are NEW BOOK DAYS, and today is better than most. It’s is my pleasure to announce the publication of Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean edited by Rebecca M. Seifried and Deborah E. Brown Stewart. The book showcases eight, richly detailed studies of abandoned villages in the Eastern Mediterranean and one in North Dakota. The free digital version of the book includes dozens of color photographs, maps, and plans (in black-and-white in the print version). You can download the book here for free. Here’s a press release and the book’s description. New Book Explores Abandoned Settlements…

Making One Hundred Voices

To recognize Black History month, we’d like to draw a bit of attention to a book that The Digital Press published last summer: One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community, 1850-1920 edited by Calobe Jackson, Jr., Katie Wingert McArdle, David Pettegrew. Over the last few weeks, we pestered David Pettegrew, one of the book’s editors, over email and he graciously discussed how this book came to be, its connection with the Commonwealth Monument Project and Digital Harrisburg, and the ways in which academic historians, community activists, and students can work together to create work of public significance. He also shared a link to…

Sneak Peek: Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean

It’s incredibly exciting to offer a sneak peek of the next book from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota: Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean edited by Rebecca M. Seifried and Deborah E. Brown Stewart. This book is exciting for many reasons.  First, it’s due to appear later this month (and a soon to appear book is the most exciting kind of book I know!) It is also the only book length volume that considers the phenomenon of deserted and abandoned villages in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Medieval to Modern periods. Anyone familiar with Eastern Mediterranean knows that abandoned settlements…

New Book Day: Epoiesen 4

When the Digital Press was first starting out, Shawn Graham, the editor at a new journal, Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology reached out to the Digital Press and asked whether we might like to collaborate. He envisioned that the press would produce a paginated paper version of the journal which would publish regularly online. This offer of collaboration meant a good bit to The Digital Press early in its existence, and four years into this relationship, we’re excited to announce Epoiesen, volume 4, is now available. Don’t let its modest size mislead you. This issue is really strong and anchored…

The Digital Press Supports Small Business Saturday

It’s been a rough year for many small businesses, and it’s more important than ever to support independent bookstores. Fortunately, books both make great holidays gifts and are welcome companions to socially-distanced winter afternoons! The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is proud that most of their catalogue is available through Bookshop.org, a digital platform that also raises money to support independent bookstores. Bookshop.org lists Ferguson Books and More in Grand Forks and Bismarck and Zambroz Variety in Fargo as two local booksellers in the Red River Valley. Please consider buying from one of these shops if, say, you’re looking for a book from a local author – say Eric Burin’s…

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…