Archaeology at the Digital Press

From its start, The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota decided that archaeology would be on of its key areas of concentration. Not only were archaeologists familiar with the idea of cooperative and collaborative work so close to the heart of The Digital Press, but they also were starting to embrace open publication of their research and data in new and exciting ways. Plus, one of the founders and directors of The Press is an archaeologist. (In fact, check out a paper that he coauthored with some colleagues on digital archaeology and digital publishing at this week’s annual meeting of the Society of American Archaeology or…

Picking the President: Is the Electoral College Broken?

The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is very excited to offer a little trailer for our forthcoming book Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College. The book offers brief essays that examine the Electoral College from different disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, mathematics, political science, history, and pedagogy. Along the way, the essays address a variety of questions about the Electoral College: Why was it created? How has it changed over time? Who benefits from it? Is it just? How will future demographic patterns affect it? Should we alter or abolish the Electoral College, and if so, what should…