Notre Dame Press Celebrates University Press Week, November 14–18, 2022

As University Press Week enters its second decade of celebrating excellence in university press publishing, Next UP has been chosen as the theme for this year’s event.

The theme highlights the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek out, engage, advance, and promote the latest scholarship, ideas, best practices, and technology. University presses are incredibly creative and resourceful, working in concert with their authors, readers, and institutional and business partners, and Next UP reflects that spirit of constant learning, adaptation, and evolution.

Notre Dame Press is pleased to share the following virtual and in-person UP Week initiatives with faculty, students, alumni, friends of the university, and members of the local community.


The UP Week Gallery features 60 projects exemplifying the ways that university presses’ work reflects a spirit of constant learning, adaptation, and evolution. These books are all featured at Notre Dame Press selected Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen’s important book An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity. At this year’s annual U.N. climate conference, known as COP27, leaders and experts continue to raise increasing alarm that time is running out to avert catastrophic rises in temperature. Jackson and Jensen confront these harsh ecological realities and the multiple cascading crises facing our world today and argue that humanity’s future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction. 

“The goal of An Inconvenient Apocalypse isn’t to try to convince people of the reality of humankind’s environmental and societal crises. . . . Instead the book takes these threats as a starting point and spends the majority of its lean page count exploring their implications and how we might best respond to them. It succeeds commendably in this regard.”



You can follow our UP Week Blog Tour here. Each day, we will post a new piece on our Notre Dame Press Blog. These five pieces highlight our commitment to maintaining an innovative and sustainable publishing program that makes accessible the ideas of today’s leading experts while fostering the next generation of scholars and thinkers. This year, we are also featuring our dedication to educating the Next UP generation of scholarly publishing professionals. Although the world is confronted by an increasing number of imposing challenges, our books, authors, staff, and student interns are a powerful force for good in the world.


As part of University Press Week, the University of Notre Dame Press will host the traveling exhibition of the 2022 Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Book, Jacket, and Journal Show in the Hesburgh Library Concourse on November 14–18, 2022. The annual juried show, now in its 57th year, honors the university publishing community’s talented design and production professionals. The Association recognizes achievement in design, production, and manufacturing of books, jackets, covers, and journals, and the Show serves as a spark to conversations and as a source of ideas about intelligent, creative, and resourceful publishing. Read more here.


Don’t miss this opportunity to attend our Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale on November 15 and 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the Hesburgh Library Concourse. The Book Festival will feature exceptional discounts ($5 paperbacks and $7 hardbacks on select overstock and damaged books), a 40% discount on new and recent titles, author events, autographed books, and prizes.

This year, we are proud to present David Bentley Hart on Grace with Jennifer Newsome Martin. This event, co-hosted with the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will take place November 16th, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge. The other program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the book publishing industry. The Ins and Outs of Academic Publishing: A Conversation with Notre Dame Press Staff will take place on November 15th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge. All events are free and open to the public.

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