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Harvard University Press
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Parent company Harvard University
FoundedJanuary 13, 1913 (1913-01-13)
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Distribution TriLiteral (United States)
John Wiley & Sons (international) [1]
Key peopleGeorge Andreou (Director)
Publication types Academic publishing
Imprints Belknap
Official website www.hup.harvard.edu
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Kittredge Hall, home to Harvard University Press

Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing. [2] It is a member of the Association of American University Presses. After the retirement of William P. Sisler in 2017, the university appointed as Director George Andreou. [3]

Harvard University Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. Its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship. Most academic work is published in academic journal article, book or thesis form. The part of academic written output that is not formally published but merely printed up or posted on the Internet is often called "grey literature". Most scientific and scholarly journals, and many academic and scholarly books, though not all, are based on some form of peer review or editorial refereeing to qualify texts for publication. Peer review quality and selectivity standards vary greatly from journal to journal, publisher to publisher, and field to field.

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) is an association of mostly, but not exclusively, North American university presses. It is based in New York City. Until December 2017, it was known as the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

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The press maintains offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Harvard Square, and in London, England. The press co-founded the distributor TriLiteral LLC with MIT Press and Yale University Press. [4] TriLiteral was sold to LSC Communications in 2018. [5]

Cambridge, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

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Harvard Square area near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Notable authors published by HUP include Eudora Welty, Walter Benjamin, E. O. Wilson, John Rawls, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Jay Gould, Helen Vendler, Carol Gilligan, Amartya Sen, David Blight, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Piketty.

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The Display Room in Harvard Square, dedicated to selling HUP publications, closed on June 17, 2009. [6]

HUP owns the Belknap Press imprint, which it inaugurated in May 1954 with the publication of the Harvard Guide to American History. [7] The John Harvard Library book series is published under the Belknap imprint.

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The John Harvard Library is a series of books published since 1959 by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The series consists of reprints of historically significant American writings, including historic documents, fiction, poetry, memoirs, and criticism.

Monographic series continuous collective works of writings

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Harvard University Press distributes the Loeb Classical Library and is the publisher of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, and the Murty Classical Library of India.

Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Classical Library is a series of books, originally published by Heinemann in London, today by Harvard University Press, which presents important works of ancient Greek and Latin literature in a way designed to make the text accessible to the broadest possible audience, by presenting the original Greek or Latin text on each left-hand page, and a fairly literal translation on the facing page. The General Editor is Jeffrey Henderson, holder of the William Goodwin Aurelio Professorship of Greek Language and Literature at Boston University.

The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library is a series of books published by Harvard University Press in collaboration with the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. It presents editions of texts originally written in medieval Latin, Byzantine Greek, and Old English, with facing-page translations into modern English. The aim is to make such texts accessible to English-speaking scholars and general readers.

The Murty Classical Library of India began publishing classics of Indian literature in January 2015. The books, which are in dual-language format with the original language and English facing, are published by Harvard University Press. The Columbia University scholar, Sheldon Pollock, is the library's general editor. Pollock previously edited the Clay Sanskrit Library. The library was established through a $5.2 million gift from Rohan Murty, the son of Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy and social worker and author Sudha Murty. The series will include translations from Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, other Indian languages and Persian. It will include fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and religious texts from all Indian traditions including Buddhism and Islam. The projected 500 volumes, to be published over a century, have a corpus of thousands of volumes of classic Indian literature to draw on.

It is distinct from Harvard Business Press, which is part of Harvard Business Publishing, and the independent Harvard Common Press.

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Its 2011 publication Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act by Joe Roman [8] received the 2012 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. [9]

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References

  1. TriLiteral
  2. "As Many Books as Possible Short of Bankruptcy". Harvard Magazine . March – April 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. "New director for Harvard University Press". Harvard Gazette . July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  4. TriLiteral
  5. "LSC Buys TriLiteral; Turner Purchases Gürze Books". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. "Last Chapter". Harvard Magazine . September – October 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  7. Bridenbaugh, Carl (May 9, 1954). "For Explorers of Our Past: Harvard Guide to American History". The New York Times Book Review . Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  8. Roman, Joe (2011). Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act. Harvard University Press. ISBN   9780674061279.
  9. "Winners: SEJ 11th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment". Society of Environmental Journalists . October 17, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2017.

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