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Berries and Blooms Photo Contest

Have some Summer fun with the University of Alberta Press!

We are running a photo contest on our Facebook page and eagerly await your submissions. Send us a photo (or two!) of berries or blooms (or berries AND blooms), and the lucky winner will win a copy of Why Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton’s Gardening History by Kathryn Chase Merrett.

Submit your entry between August 4 – August 17 by posting a photo in the comment section of the event. The winner will be announced on August 22.

Good luck, everyone!

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Rules:
Maximum two photo submission per person.
No photoshopped images.
Members of the Press and their family members are not eligible to win – though they can submit🙂

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And the winner is….

“Poppy Pods” by Dale Ford

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Below are Kathryn Chase Merrett’s comments:

“I have chosen photo 7 because of the beautiful composition and the wonderful way the monochromatic colours are handled. The left hand side of the photo is darker than the right hand side and yet the light foregrounds the poppy pod on the left. The photo is intensely representational and yet it has an abstract quality that brings out the mystery of those wonderful pods. You can imagine that photo hanging on the wall.”

Congratulations, Dale!

Our Scholar is in residence blogging about…

…a flurry of new activity over the past few months about her book, This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, published by the University of Alberta Press ten years ago. The book is about to be printed for a third time; an invitation to speak about This Wild Spirit led to an evening in May at the Alberta Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre with a highly-engaged audience willing to share their own deep knowledge and abundance of insightful questions and observations; and, the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives asked to include This Wild Spirit in exhibition form in its summer 2016 schedule. More…

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Pokémon Go at UAP

By Tanya Ball, UAP Intern

If you haven’t heard already, the Pokémon Go has swept across the universe, attracting Pokémon aficionados like myself.

Now, I bet you’re wondering… what does this have to do with the University of Alberta Press? UAP is actually situated on one of the most popular Pokémon sites on campus. There are 4 Pokéstops in this area, which makes it a popular spot for dropping lures. In fact, there’s a lure outside right now!

Pokémon

But what is Pokémon Go?

WELL…

It’s actually a free-to-play App developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It’s a location-based augmented reality game that allows you to catch various Pokémon creatures in and around your area. Basically, this means that you can walk around your neighbourhood and catch wild Pokémon with your device.

If you’re interested in downloading this app there are a few things that you need to know (at least for us at the Press).

  1. Pokéstops. A Pokéstop is a place where you can go to grab different (but necessary items) like Poké Balls, which you use to capture your Pokémon. These stops are typically located near important areas in your city, like monuments, bus terminals, libraries, etc.
  1. Pokémon Gyms. A Gym is where you can actually train your Pokémon and battle with other members of the community!
  1. Lures. For me, this part is the most exciting. Sometimes, life is rough for hunting wild Pokémon. If you do not live near any stops or gyms they may be hard to find. Lures are a special item that you can “drop” onto a Pokéstop. Once a lure is dropped, the Pokémon are drawn to that area.

Next time you’re around the Press and see a mob of people sitting out front, pull out your phone and start collecting. Gotta catch ‘em all, right?

Happy Hunting!

Canada Day Talk Features UAlberta Press Author PearlAnn Reichwein

Paris Lectures on Canadian Mountain Studies Features UAP Author PearlAnn Reichwein

In Paris, historian PearlAnn Reichwein gave an international lecture on Canadian Mountain Studies on July 1. Her plenary address to the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) annual congress meeting focused on the topic “Climber’s Paradise and Canada’s Mountain Parks: Adventure and Conservation in the 20th Century and Beyond.” In it she explored the history of Canada’s national mountaineering club and broader issues of national park and conservation history as it relates to global sustainability. “Physical educators, recreation, sport, and tourism all have a role to play understanding mountains and sustainability,” she stated. “With the largest national park system in the world, Canada has much knowledge to share but also needs to rethink its current directions for the future.”

“People are interested to hear more about nature, outdoor pursuits, and what Canada has to contribute, in so many ways, to further international discussion,” said Reichwein, an associate professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. “I was delighted to spend Canada Day talking about Canadian Mountain Studies in Paris with colleagues from around the world. We have a lot to share in conversations about mountains around the world.”

Mountaineering and Tourism

Invited to l’Université de Paris-Est Marne (UPEM) as a visiting professor for the month of June, Reichwein gave several research lectures and visited the French Alps. She travelled to Chamonix and was fresh off the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), observing mountaineers and industrial tourism in action. Steady rain in the valleys did nothing to deter her from seeing Mt. Blanc, a birthplace of mountaineering and alpine tourism. “Clouds lifted off suddenly and islands of peaks towered above a sea of clouds – Mt. Blanc, the Grandes Jorasses, and le Dent du Géant – in absolutely brilliant snow and sunshine. Every direction was dazzling and took my breath away. Climbers winding down ridges were miniscule on the glacier as birds soared high above,” said Reichwein. “Caspar David Friedrich’s painting of ‘A Wander above the Clouds’ (1818) came to mind. He got it right in so many ways – visually and philosophically. To see it myself in the Alps was a moment of clarity.”

Mountaineering culture and history significant in Canadian landscapes are the subject of her research and lectures given in Paris. They also pointed to international connections in a global mountain world. “Canada has long been part of an international mountain world and I learned more to understand past and future trends.”

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Our Scholar is in residence blogging about…

…gender disparity and scholarly publishing.

Margaret-Ann Armour

How and if things changed from 22 years ago.

It was 1994 when I first met Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, now Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Diversity in the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta. A newly-arrived assistant professor, I was attending for the first time a meeting of the Academic Women’s Association, an advocacy group of and for women professors that had been founded in the mid-1970s with the purpose of addressing the disparity of opportunity and advancement for women academics. More…

 

Awards, Awards, and More Awards

We are happy to report that we must post a follow up to our previous blogs about awards given to UAP books in 2016. Not long after hitting the “Publish” button, we got the news that Shawna Ferris’s Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities was the winner of the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book in the Manitoba Book Awards.

Jan Selman & Jane Heather, authors of Theatre, Teens, Sex Ed, won the Patrick O’Neill Award from The Canadian Association for Theatre Research.

Our submission to the inaugural Western Canadian Jewish Book Awards was successful, with Ella Zeltserman winning the Betty Averbach Foundation Prize for her poetry collection, small things left behind

Alan Brownoff brought home two more design awards, this time from the New York Book Show: A Canadian Girl in South Africa was chosen in the Professional & Reference category; while Trying Again to Stop Time was selected in the General Trade category.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards rewarded two of our books: Why Grow Here by Kathryn Chase Merrett won Gold in Canada West – Best Regional Non-Fiction category, and A Year of Days by Myrl Coulter won Bronze in the Essay/Creative Non-Fiction category.

Looking ahead, several University of Alberta Press titles are shortlisted in the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners will be announced at the conference in Calgary in September.

Congratulations to all who had a part in creating these award-winning books!

See a complete listings of awards on our website.

Award winners

Featured Reviews of “War Paintings of the Tsuu T’ina Nation”

“Brownstone analyzes five war exploits painted records by Tsuu T’ina (Sarcee) men… In Brownstone’s nuanced interpretation, war exploits were the capital for men’s social status, codified and recited on many occasions. Not only exhibited on robes wrapped around admirable men, exploits were painted on tipis by groups of such men, making their histories communal history for their bands. Ready exchanges and incorporations of ideas between many Plains First Nations produced the genre of war paintings that Brownstone’s scholarship and empathy illuminate.” Alice Kehoe, Choice Magazine, June 30, 2015

“War Paintings of the Tsuu T’ina Nation is a scholarly study of these pictorial narratives, featuring color reproductions…along with extensive interpretation and commentary… Extensive notes and an index round out this thoughtful, in-depth contribution to Art and Native American History collections.” Library Bookwatch, September 1, 2015

“[T]his outstanding piece of work is a worthy investment and a must-have for scholars, educators and students of Indigenous Studies programs across the continent…. His work, which offers valuable insight into a little-known culture, offers readers an inside look at the tools and methods of communication and storytelling in a time before there were books to write on or pens to write with…. Brownstone has done a magnificent job of providing, in laymen’s terms, an in-depth look at life on the plains in the 1800s.” John Copley, Alberta Native News, September 1, 20159781772120523_large

Unpublished Endorsement

“Brownstone’s meticulous study makes available a unique set of little-known hide paintings and offers valuable insights into one of the less studied indigenous societies of the Great Plains. A must for every library on Native North American art and culture.” Janet Catherine Berlo, Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester and author of Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers: Black Hawk’s Vision of a Lakota World