Southern Illinois University Press

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Southern Illinois University Press
Status Active
Founded 1956
Founder Delyte Morris
Country of origin US
Headquarters location Carbondale, Illinois
Official website SIU Press

Southern Illinois University Press or SIU Press, founded in 1956, is a university press located in Carbondale, Illinois.

The press publishes approximately 50 titles annually, among its more than 1,200 titles currently in print.

Southern Illinois University Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses.

Mission statement[edit]

The mission of Southern Illinois University Press is to disseminate knowledge by a diverse authorship for a global readership, to expand the University’s presence in ongoing scholarly dialogue, and to promote understanding of the region’s history and culture.

History[edit]

Southern Illinois University Press was founded by President Delyte Morris in the mid-1950s, and its first book—Charles E. Colby's A Pilot Study of Southern Illinois—was published on October 20, 1956. The Press has mounted a global mission, reaching out through all avenues of the worldwide network of scholarship to attract manuscripts from an international corps of authors. Throughout its existence, the Press has published an enviable mixture of solid younger scholars balanced by those with established reputations. Publishing primarily in the humanities and social sciences, it has made substantial contributions in a wide range of subject areas: art and architecture, classical studies, history (world and American), literary criticism, philosophy, religion, rhetoric and composition, speech communication, and theatre.

The Press has become especially well known for its publications in First Amendment Studies, Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theatre, and Rhetoric and Composition, and for two exceptional multi-volume scholarly works: The Early, Middle, and Later Works of John Dewey, and The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. In addition, the Press has developed and maintained lists that celebrate and document the history and culture of southern Illinois, the state and the Midwest region. Press books can be found in libraries, bookstores, and homes throughout the U.S. and in many parts of the world, and they have been reviewed in international newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and by broadcast and virtual media. In addition, Press books have won many awards over the years.

In recent years, Southern Illinois University Press has focused its list on a smaller number of areas of publication: American history (Civil War and Lincoln), aviation, botany, film studies, legal history, poetry, regional studies, rhetoric and composition, and theatre.

Main Areas of Print[edit]

Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
Botany
Classical Studies
Communications
Composition
Criminology
Dance
Economics and Business
Education
Engineering
Fiction
Film Studies
History / American
History / Civil War
History / Regional
History / World
Law
Lincoln
Linguistics
Literacy
Literature
Media Studies
Medical Science
Music
Natural History / Midwestern
Philosophy
Poetry
Political Science
Popular Culture
Psychology
Reference
Regional
Religion
Rhetoric
Scandinavian Studies
Sociology
Sports / Baseball
Theatre / History
Theatre / Plays
Theatre / Stagecraft
Transportation

Authors[edit]

Dr. Larry A. Hickman

See also[edit]

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