Tag: projects

Just Released: Taylor Arnold, Courtney Rivard and Lauren Tilton’s Layered Lives: Rhetoric and Representation in the Southern Life Histories Project

We are thrilled to announce the release of our newest publication: Taylor Arnold, Courtney Rivard and Lauren Tilton’s Layered Lives: Rhetoric and Representation in the Southern Life Histories Project. The Southern Life History Project, a Federal Writers’ Project initiative, put unemployed writers to work during the Great Depression by capturing the stories of everyday people

Just Released: Massimo Riva’s Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

We are delighted to announce the publication of Massimo Riva’s Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World. Shadow Plays explores popular forms of entertainment used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to transport viewers to a new world, foreshadowing present-day virtual, augmented, and extended reality experiences (VR, AR, and XR). Typically studied as part

Just Released: Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene

Stanford University Press is proud to announce the publication of Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene, edited by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena, and Feifei Zhou. Feral Atlas invites you to explore the ecological worlds created when nonhuman entities become tangled up with human infrastructure projects. Seventy-nine field reports from scientists, humanists, and

Archaeological Landscapes and 3D Technologies

by ELAINE A. SULLIVAN We’re pleased to present an adapted excerpt from the Introduction of Constructing the Sacred:Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara» by Elaine A. Sullivan. In more than a century of considering archaeological landscapes, scholars have adopted a variety of theoretical viewpoints, imagining the changing relationship between humans and

2019 Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for SUP’s digital initiative. The production and preservation side of the program alone has been hard at work on turning out new titles and ensuring those already online stay in tact. From new publications to funding renewal to conference attendance and community outreach, we’ve been driving forward and fine tuning

Making Black Quotidian

by MATTHEW F. DELMONT Earlier this year the Chicago Defender, a legendary black newspaper, published its final print edition after 114 years and made the decision to focus exclusively on digital content.  At its peak in the late 1920s, the newspaper claimed a circulation of over 250,000, but in the 2010s The Defender’s had only

Thomas S. Mullaney’s The Chinese Deathscape Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of our fourth interactive scholarly work, Thomas S. Mullaney’s The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China. Edited by a Stanford faculty member and built by Stanford Libraries, this publication is truly homegrown. In it, three historians of China, Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke, Christian Henriot, and Thomas S. Mullaney, chart

Alisa Lebow on Filming Revolution

by ALISA LEBOW Over thirty filmmakers, archivists, activists, and artists were interviewed for Filming Revolution in two research trips to Cairo, the first in December 2013, the second in May and June 2014. The first set of interviews occurred just after a long and arduous military curfew was lifted, part of the state of emergency

Announcing Filming Revolution

We’re excited to announce the latest publication from our Mellon-supported digital publishing initiative. Alisa Lebow’s Filming Revolution investigates documentary and independent filmmaking in Egypt since the Egyptian Revolution began in 2011. It brings together the collective wisdom and creative strategies of thirty filmmakers, artists, activists, and archivists who share their thoughts and experiences of filmmaking in those