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About The Press

Established in 1949, the University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, and a scholarly publisher of distinguished books in a number of academic disciplines; in poetry and fiction; and in areas of interest to general readers. The Press publishes forty to fifty books annually and maintains a robust backlist in print.

Located on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Press is a publishing partner with several university departments, programs, and institutes. Through those efforts, it extends the reach and reputation of the University while fulfilling its charge to advance intellectual exploration and knowledge.

The Press’s imprint is overseen by an editorial board comprised of scholars from a variety of university departments. New titles are approved by the board after a rigorous process of peer review.

The Press has long offered books in a number of series. To view the list of series in which we actively acquire, please click Series

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Editorial Program

The Press’s editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and traditional social sciences with concentrations in religion, theology, philosophy, ethics, history and philosophy of science, political science and theory, medieval and early modern studies, Irish and Irish American studies, African American studies, Latin American studies, Latino studies, peace studies and international relations, literary criticism, and original short fiction and poetry. We do not invite submissions in the hard sciences, mathematics, or novel-length fiction.

For more information on our editorial program and acquisitions, and for information on submitting a proposal, please see our For Authors page

Contact Information

Harv Humphrey
Interim Managing Director
(574) 631-3265
hjhumphrey.undpress@nd.edu

ACQUISITIONS

To contact the acquisitions department, or to submit a proposal, please see our For Authors page.

Charles Van Hof
Senior Acquisitions Editor

Stephen Little
Acquisitions Editor

Robyn Karkiewicz
Acquisitions Coordinator

BUSINESS OFFICE

Diane Schaut
Business Manager
(574) 631-4904
dschaut@nd.edu

Gina Bixler
Coordinator of Office Services
(574) 631-4915
gbixler@nd.edu

MANUSCRIPT EDITORIAL

Rebecca DeBoer
Managing Editor
(574) 631-4908
rdeboer@nd.edu

Matthew Dowd
Manuscript Editor
(574) 631-4914
mdowd1@nd.edu

Elizabeth Sain
Assistant Editor
(574) 631-4911
esain@nd.edu

MARKETING

Kathryn Pitts
Marketing Manager
(574) 631-3267
pitts.5@nd.edu

Emily McKnight
Electronic Promotion & Sales Coordinator
(574) 631-4909
emcknigh@nd.edu

Ann Bromley
Sales Manager
(574) 631-4910
ebromley@nd.edu

Susan Berger
Marketing Promotions Assistant
(574) 631-4905
srobert3@nd.edu

PRODUCTION/GRAPHICS AND DESIGN

Wendy McMillen
Production & Design Manager
(574) 631-4907
wmcmille@nd.edu

Jennifer Bernal
Production & Design Assistant
(574) 631-3266
jbernal2@nd.edu

Publishing Partners

The Press partners with departments, programs, and institutes at the University of Notre Dame by publishing work produced by their affiliated scholars and writers. Here are some of the institutional partners with whom the Press works, as well as their respective publication series (where applicable):

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary project devoted to teaching and research in Irish culture in all its internal and external relations. Established in 1993 under the intellectual leadership of Professor Seamus Deane, the Institute continues to publish leading volumes in Irish Studies through the Notre Dame Press.

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Inaugurated in 2010, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research that is directed toward, or extends inquiry to include, ultimate questions and questions of value, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Press is proud to serve as the NDIAS’s publishing partner.


The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies
The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies supports rare book acquisitions in the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection, as well as teaching and research about Dante across the Arts & Letters curriculum. The Program also sponsors conferences, fellowships, lecture series, seminars, and visiting professorships, as well as publication of scholarly research through the Devers Series in Dante Studies, published regularly by the Press. Scholarship in the series represents a wide variety of disciplinary viewpoints, in diverse scholarly genres, including critical studies, commentaries, editions, translations, and conference proceedings of exceptional importance.





Department of English

Sponsored by the Department of English, the Ward-Phillips Lectures are delivered annually by a prominent scholar invited by the department. The Press publishes some of the lectures in this series. To learn about upcoming Ward-Phillips Lectures, please visit the Department of English site.

Creative Writing Program, Department of English

The Press publishes the winning manuscripts of two creative writing contests administered by the Creative Writing Program (CWP) at the University of Notre Dame. The Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry and the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction are awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of short fiction or one volume of poetry, respectively. Both the Sandeen and Sullivan Prizes are awarded biannually, but judged quadrennially.

Please see the contest guidelines and submission dates at the CWP site:

The Notre Dame Review Book Prize is a first volume prize, awarded to an author who has published fiction (or poetry) in the Notre Dame Review.

Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

The Center is committed to advancing knowledge of science and technology as human, knowledge-producing endeavors; and of the variety of ways these rapidly changing institutions affect and are, in turn, influenced by society at large. Through conferences and publications emphasizing the complementary roles of scientific, technological, ethical, and theological perspectives, the Center seeks to disseminate outstanding work reflecting the vital interplay of these viewpoints. See the Press’s publications originating at the Center:

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

Work at the Center is inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and moral vision embodied in the Augustinian/Thomistic tradition, which itself has been forged through dialogue between the developing Christian community and other moral and political traditions.

Volumes in this series embody the Center’s two basic principles: first, by showing how systematic and rational discussion of ethical problems must be grounded in traditions of thought and practice; and second, by showing how the resources of our own tradition can be brought to bear upon particular ethical problems.

Texts in this series contain contributions by philosophers, theologians, and medical caregivers working on medical issues related to the Center’s mission.

Jacques Maritain Center

Founded in 1957, the Jacques Maritain Center ensures that the spirit of Jacques Maritain remains alive at Notre Dame through its work of preserving and archiving materials and sponsoring a number of meetings and lectures devoted to the thought of Maritain.

The Press is committed to publishing the collected works of Jacques Maritain. To see the volumes currently available, please click here:

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Exhibits Schedule

The Press regularly exhibits at scholarly conferences.
Visit the University of Notre Dame Press booth at the following exhibits:

  • American Catholic Philosophical Association October 9–12, 2014, Washington, DC
  • Notre Dame Ethics and Culture
Conference November 2014, McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, IN
  • American Academy of Religion/SBL November 22–25, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • American Historical Association January 2–5, 2015, New York City
  • Society of Christian Ethics
 Jan 7–11, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri
  • American Philosophical Association, Central Meeting Feb. 18–21, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri  – Scholar’s Choice Exhibits
  • ND Medical Ethics Conference March 2015, Notre Dame, IN
  • Medieval Academy of America March 12–14, 2015, Notre Dame, IN
  • American Conference on Irish Studies March 27–29, 2015, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • AWP Annual Conference April 8–11, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • International Congress of Medieval Studies May 14–17, 2015, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Catholic Theological Society of America June 11–14, 2015, Milwaukee, WI

Distribution & Order Fulfillment

More information about our distributor, the Chicago Distribution Center, our order policies, and customer service can be found here.

Catalogs

We distribute a Fall and Spring seasonal catalog every year and direct mail catalogs throughout the year. To read our most recent seasonal catalog, click on catalogs .

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