#AcBookWeek 23-28 January 2017

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


Second Academic Book Week Announced for January 2017

British Library to host flagship event

 Call for Events: academics, booksellers, publishers, libraries, institutions and researchers invited to host events as part of the second Academic Book Week

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) – the week-long celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books throughout history is returning for a second year from 23-28 January 2017 following the success of 2015.

Created by and for all those who read, write, create, sell or work with academic books, the Academic Book Week Steering Committee is calling on academics, booksellers, publishers, libraries, institutions and researchers to host events as part of the second Academic Book Week.

From debates, workshops and seminars to exhibitions, competitions, writing sprints and more, events are open to anyone and everyone, bringing together people from all sides of the debate to celebrate the academic book and consider its future. Academic Book Week 2017 will debate a wide range of topical issues, with possible discussion topics including the phenomenon of the ‘crossover book’; accessibility of academic materials; technological and business model innovation in academic publishing, digital vs. print; the academic book and academic career development; and the Research Excellence Framework.

The flagship event to mark the week, and the first event to be announced, will be the launch of the final report of the Academic Book of The Future project. This two-year project, funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Library, looked at how scholarly work in the Arts and Humanities will be produced, read, and preserved in coming years. The event will be hosted at the British Library on 25 January 2017.

The first ever Academic Book Week launched in November 2015 and saw over 60 events hosted across the UK and internationally at libraries, bookshops, universities, academic publishers and beyond. 2015 events ranged from questioning the future of the academic book and where it will ‘live’ to the importance of university bookshops to whether or not we can trust Wikipedia as a reliable source, while the unveiling of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species as ‘the academic book that changed the world’ got people around the globe talking about academic books.

Academic Book Week 2017 will build on the success of 2015, and is being coordinated by: the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Booksellers Association, the British Library, Midas PR, The Publishers Association, Research Libraries UK and University College London.

 To register an event or for more information please visit www.acbookweek.com or email acbookweek@midaspr.co.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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