The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is committed to producing a small number of high-quality publications in archaeology, the art of archaeology, North Dakota history, petroculture, and politics, public history & humanities. The Digital Press is also proud to partner with two journals to publish special supplements and volumes.
The volumes are published, as often as possible, as open access under various Creative Commons licenses.
Our publications are made available as free-to-download or low-cost paperbacks.
Corinth Excavations Archaeological Manual
By G.D.R. Sanders, Sarah A. James, and Alicia Carter Johnson
The first major field manual published from an American excavation in Greece and among a very small number of manuals published from the Eastern Mediterranean in the last generation.
Visions of Substance
Edited by Brandon Olson and William Caraher
With the advent of low-cost and easy to use 3D imaging tools, the discipline of archaeology is on the cusp of a major change in how we document, study, and publish archaeological contexts.
Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology
Edited by Erin Walcek Averett, Jody Michael Gordon, and Derek B. Counts
Mobilizing the Past is a collection of 20 articles that explore the use and impact of mobile digital technology in archaeological field practice.
DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean
Edited by Sebastian Heath
DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean provides a series of new critical studies that explore digital practices for teaching the Ancient Mediterranean world at a wide range of institutions and levels.
Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models
Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Kevin Garstki, and Michael Toumazou
Visualizing Votive Practice is an innovative, open-access, digital monograph that explores the limestone and terracotta sculptures excavated from a rural sanctuary at the site of Athienou-Malloura (Cyprus) by the Athienou Archaeological Project.
Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean
Edited by Rebecca M. Seifried and Deborah E. Brown Stewart
Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean is a collection of case studies examining the abandonment of rural settlements over the past millennium and a half, focusing on modern-day Greece with contributions from Turkey and the United States.
THE ART OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Edited by Micah Bloom
Codex examines the fate of books in the aftermath of the 2011 Minot flood. It is an ambitious project that flows across a wide range of media, embraces archaeological sensibilities, and speaks simultaneously to universal and profoundly local experiences.
Edited by Kostis Kourelis, William R. Caraher, and Andrew Reinhard
Punk Archaeology is an irreverent and relevant movement in archaeology, and these papers provide a comprehensive anti-manifesto.
NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY
The War with the Sioux: Norwegians against Indians 1862-1863
by Karl Jakob Skarstein. Translation by Melissa Gjellstad and Danielle Skjelver
The Dakota War (1862-1864) stands among the most overlooked conflicts in American History. Contemporary with the American Civil War, the Dakota War featured significant fighting, tactical brilliance, and strategic savvy set in the open plains of Minnesota and North Dakota.
Out of Print
The History of North Dakota
by Elwyn Robinson
In collaboration with the Chester Fritz Library at the University of North Dakota.
Elwyn Robinson’s History of North Dakota continues to stand as the definitive history of the state despite being published over 50 years ago.
Haunted by Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997
Edited by David Haeselin
The twentieth anniversary of the Red River Flood of 1997, which devastated the town of Grand Forks, North Dakota and surrounding areas, gives a new generation of Grand Forksers and Red River valley citizens the occasion to look backward so that they can look forward.
The Old Church on Walnut Street: A Story of Immigrants and Evangelicals
by Chris Price
In the late 1800s, Norwegian immigrants began flooding into the Red River Valley. As they moved into the Grand Forks area, they brought their Old World folkways and religious practices.
Dakota Datebook: North Dakota Stories from Prairie Public
Edited by Dave Haeselin
Prairie Public’s beloved Dakota Datebook radio series is now in book form! The students of the University of North Dakota’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing program combed the archives and selected 365 of their favorites for this endearing, compelling, and humorous collection.
The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies of Western North Dakota
Edited by William Caraher and Kyle Conway
In 2008, the Bakken went boom. Thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing, oil production in western North Dakota exploded. As the price of oil went up, so did the oil rigs.
Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018
Edited by Kyle Conway
In the 1950s, North Dakota experienced its first oil boom in the Williston Basin, on the western side of the state. The region experienced unprecedented social and economic changes, which were carefully documented in a 1958 report by four researchers at the University of North Dakota.
The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet (Expanded Digital Edition)
Written by Nicole Burton and Hugh Goldring. Edited by Patrick McCurdy
Set in Alberta, The Beast sinks its fangs into one of the toughest questions of our time: Would you rather starve next week when the economy crashes, or in 50 years when the ecosystem collapses?
POLITICS, PUBLIC HISTORY & HUMANITIES
Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College
Edited by Eric Burin
The 2016 presidential election has sparked an unprecedented interest in the Electoral College. In response to Donald Trump winning the presidency despite losing the popular vote, numerous individuals have weighed in with letters-to-the-editor, op-eds, blog posts, videos, and the like, and thanks to the revolution in digital communications, these items have reached an exceptionally wide audience.
Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America
Edited by Eric Burin
Protesting on Bended Knee eyes the modern crusade for racial equality through the prism of the demonstrations associated with Colin Kaepernick, a professional football player who in 2016 began kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to discrimination and injustice.
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-0-0 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-1-7 (Ebook)
Failing Gloriously and Other Essays
Please, you gotta help me. I’ve nuked the university.
Failing Gloriously and Other Essays documents Shawn Graham’s odyssey through the digital humanities and digital archaeology against the backdrop of the 21st-century university.
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-0-0 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-6-2 (ebook)
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-8-6 (Paperback)
One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community, 1850-1920
Edited by Calobe Jackson, Jr., Katie Wingert McArdle, David Pettegrew
All sales from Midtown Scholar help support the upkeep of the Commonwealth Monument.
In 2020, a coalition of citizens, organizers, legislators, and educators came together to commemorate the Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments by establishing a new monument in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook
Edited by Cynthia C. Prescott and Maureen S. Thompson
Sharing recipes is a form of intimate conversation that nourishes body and soul, family and community. Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook integrates formal scholarship with informal reflections, analyses of recipe books with heirloom recipes, and text with images to emphasize the ways that economics, politics, and personal meaning come together to shape our changing relationships with food.
Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology (Volume 1)
Edited by Shawn Graham
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 the past into existence.
Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology (Volume 2)
Edited by Shawn Graham
Volume 2 includes: Editorial Note: Citation as an Act of Enchantment, Path of Honors: Towards a Model for Interactive History Texts with Twine, Interactive Mapping of Archaeological Sites in Victoria and the graphic novella Contains Scenes of a Graphic Nature: Sympathy for The Devil.
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-2-4 (Paper)
ISBN-13: 978-1-7328410-3-1 (Digital)
The University of North Dakota and the Great War
North Dakota Quarterly Reprint Series
This volume documents the range of attitudes toward World War I on the University of North Dakota campus as well as the various contributions from across the university to the war effort.
North Dakota Quarterly Supplement 1
Translated by Paul Worley
Snichimal Vayuchil or Flowery Dream is an experimental poetry workshop in bats’i k’op, or Tsotsil Maya, where writers create poetry in their own mother language and Spanish, sharing their work as a form of what they call relational poetry.