An Inappropriate Place to Flaunt Politics: Mike Pence and the NFL Protests

Eric Burin At a time when major news stories sometimes disappear in a day or two, the NFL protests against racial inequality have captivated the nation for nearly two years. The demonstrations have held our attention because they concern issues that Americans find important, including racism’s eradication, dissent’s boundaries, and patriotism’s meaning. As a case in point, consider the role played by Vice President Mike Pence, who on Wednesday will visit Grand Forks, the home of the Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, which will publish the forthcoming anthology, Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in…

Another Sneak Peek from Protesting on Bended Knee: Soccer, Spectacle, and Protest in a Global Context

On Sunday afternoon, Eric Burin appeared on Jack Weinstein’s Why? Radio show to discuss his forthcoming volume with the The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America. Check out the interview here. While Colin Kaepernick’s protests might appear to represent a distinctly American expression of dissent, it is important to recognize that the public profile of athletes and the spectacle of sport has offered a significant venue for protests around the world. Protesting on Bended Knee, includes a contribution by Andrew Wegmann on protests and soccer, and with the men’s World Cup heading to the semi-finals this week, it seemed like a fitting time to…

Burin Talks Kaepernick on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Why? Radio Show

If you didn’t catch Eric Burin talking about his new book on Colin Kaepernick on the olde tyme wireless last night, don’t worry! You can hear Eric and Jack Russell Weinstein discuss Eric’s new book project, Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America which pulls together over 30 papers dealing with Colin Kaepernick, protest, and race in America.  Here’s a link to the podcast version fo the show. (Here’s the version that was broadcast live.) Here’s a blurb about the radio show from the Why? Radio page: America is in the midst of a ferocious debate about protests on the football field. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling…

Eric Burin on Colin Kaepernick on Why? Radio

I’m pretty excited for the next couple months at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. We have a few books in the pipeline that will appeal to a wide range of readers. Next week, Eric Burin will appear on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Why? Radio show that broadcasts on Prairie Public Radio and appears regularly as a podcast. The show will air on July 8 at 5 pm Central. Eric will talk about his next book, Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America, which will appear from the Digital Press this fall. You can check out a preview…

Colin Kaepernick and Endgame: A preview of Protesting on Bended Knee

The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to present a timely sneak peek of forthcoming title, Protesting on Bended Knee edited by Eric Burin of the University of North Dakota. This book will feature a diverse group of 30 authors writing on the history, politics, ethics, and social impact of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests. In his expansive introduction, Burin reflects on the critical turning points in the saga of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests: There was Kaepernick’s initial decision in August 2016 to sit and then kneel during the anthem. A little over a year later, in September 2017,…

Three and a Half Thoughts on Open Access Publishing

This afternoon, I’m moderating a panel titled “Remodeling Academic Publishing: New Tools, New Challenges, and a New Culture” at something called the Grand Challenges Symposium with the Dean of the Libraries, Stephanie Walker, my colleagues David Haeselin (English) and Eric Burin (History). To kick things off, I’ve asked each participant to prepare 3-5 minutes on some aspect of academic publishing ranging from their experiences to considerations of archiving, advocating, and curating academic publishing. For my part, and speaking as a historian and archaeologist, as a publisher at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, and as editor of North Dakota Quarterly. I have…

Snichimal Vayuchil

It is pretty exciting to announce the paper publication of the first volume of the new North Dakota Quarterly Supplement Series. This series is a collaboration with The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota designed to provide a bit more space for poetry, fiction, or other creative projects that embrace the same values as the Quarterly, but can also stand on their own. The books will be available as open access digital downloads and print-on-demand paperback. The first in this series is Paul Worley’s edited and translated collection of Tsotsil Mayan poetry, Snichimal Vayuchil, which has a new introduction by Gloria E. Chacón. …

Announcing the Publication of Volume 1 of the Epoiesen Annual!

The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is very excited to announce the publication of the first volume of the Epoiesen Annual. This is an annual volume based on the extraordinary new journal, Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology, edited by Shawn Graham and colleagues and hosted by the library at Carleton University in Ottawa. Check it out here. Epoiesen (ἐποίησεν) – made – is a journal for exploring creative engagement with the past, especially through digital means. It publishes primarily what might be thought of as “paradata” or artist’s statements that accompany playful and unfamiliar forms of singing…

Book (re)Launch: The Old Church on Walnut Street: A Story of Immigrants and Evangelicals

Book launch days are always the best days, and today’s book (re)launch is particularly sweet. The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is happy to announce its tenth book, Chris Price’s The Old Church on Walnut Street: A Story of Immigrants and Evangelicals. The book is a microhistory of a single building in Grand Forks, North Dakota that opens onto a century-long story of immigrants and evangelicals in this community. The turn-of-the-century wood-frame church is sadly long gone, but the story that Chris Price tells of the pastors, the congregation, and life in Grand Forks is a timely reminder that the state of North Dakota and its…

Voices of the Bakken (and some other cool stuff)

Last Saturday night, a bunch of troublemakers got together at Ojata Record in beautiful Grand Forks, North Dakota to talk about punk rock in the Trump era. As part of that event, The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota put together a little grab bag of music, books, and documents donated by punk rockers and various colleagues. Thanks to Andrew Reinhard, Chris Matthews and Quiz Show, June Panic, Brian Schill, Bret Weber, and everyone else who made this possible and contributed something fun to the little handout. Here’s a link to that packet. The part of this little packet…