#AcBookWeek, 9-16 November 2015

A celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books.


The inaugural Academic Book Week is now over!

The week was a huge success, with over 60 events taking place up and down the country as well as internationally, including seminars, workshops, debates, symposia, exhibitions (both physical and virtual), writing sprints, competitions, promotions, offers and more! This would not have been possible without the energy, enthusiasm, and passion of our partners and collaborating communities, and The Academic Book of the Future Project team wants to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.

Watch this space for further news!


About the first ever Academic Book Week

#AcBookWeek is aimed at and created by all those who write, make, sell, work with, or read, academic books. For the first time, booksellers, institutions, publishers, librarians, authors and readers came together to debate and bring to life the academic book in a series of coordinated events, competitions, promotions, and social media activity.

Academic Book Week took place from 9-16 November 2015, all over the UK and beyond.

#AcBookWeek was the centrepiece of 2015 activity on the two-year AHRC/British Library The Academic Book of the Future Project, as well as the launchpad for 2016’s Project activity.

Find out more about #AcBookWeek here.

Browse #ACBookWeek events by place:

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If you would like to organise an event to take place during #AcBookWeek, please email The Academic Book of the Future Project Manager: rebecca.lyons@ucl.ac.uk  



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    gmiklashek950 said:
    November 12, 2015 at 10:42 am

    The complete title: “THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE”. Also, my favorite book, of which I once owned three separate editions, including a first. I have never had the pleasure of meeting another person who has actually read this brilliant work. However, Mr. Darwin promised to explore the “checks to increase” of mankind, but never, to my knowledge, did so. Particularly amusing is the steadfast hold of current evolutionists to the concept of evolution driven by “individual selection” and their contempt for “group selection”. Please re-read the full title of Mr. Darwin’s iconic book, restated above, and guess what Mr. Darwin would have thought of this utterly uninformed prejudice. By the way, Mr. Darwin’s use of the word “race” is synonymous with “species”, so natural selection is driven by the “struggle for life” between “races” (i.e., species). Honestly, I’ve never met an American evolutionary biologist who has read Mr. Darwin or understands evolution, including, by the way, the Englishman Mr. Dawkins. Oh well, it’s still a great book and should be read by one and all. We live in a new Dark Age when it comes to any serious reading of non-fiction books. Kindle on!


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