A Field Guide to Books and the Ecosystem of Ideas


Special Collections Library Rm 277

Presenter: Christie Henry, Director of the Princeton University Press

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We are enduring an era of unprecedented climate change in the world, but so too is the ecosystem of ideas and knowledge under constant threat. In the ecosystem of ideas, and particularly the niche of higher education, books are a keystone species. What are the functional traits of books and other forms of long-form communication that we can leverage to ensure the resilience and sustainability of this ecosystem? And how can the lifecycle of ideas adapt at each stage, from research to teaching to review to publication? Director of Princeton University Press, and longtime scholarly publisher, Christie Henry, invites faculty and students to tour this ecosystem, looking at the evolution of ideas to book proposals and manuscripts, new species of books, and how the book is enduring in new landscapes.


Christie Henry's presentations are being brought to you through Write@UGA, a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Department of English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Affairs, UGA Press, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.  The Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Certificate Program, and the CTL's Writing Fellows Program are serving as administrative sponsors.