11/15/2012 03:20 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Nov. 8, LSU Press Director MaryKatherine Callaway represented LSU
Press at the international symposium “Books & Universities” in São Paulo, Brazil.
The week-long symposium celebrated Editora da Universidade de São Paulo, or EDUSP,
publisher for the University of São Paulo and one of the largest university presses
in Brazil and marked EDUSP’s 50th year in publishing. The symposium provided a “forum
for discussion and exchange of experiences among book professionals, particularly
from major colleges.”
Callaway was invited to speak on “University Presses and the Challenges of Scholarly
Publishing” to an audience of more than a hundred people, including administrators,
faculty and students from the University of São Paulo and other publishers from Brazil,
Argentina, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the United States. Remarks were made
in Portuguese, French, or English and simultaneously translated for the audience.
Callaway discussed ways in which LSU Press is meeting the challenges of the current
academic publishing environment and noted ways that a central association like the
Association of American University Presses can assist scholarly publishers.
As the closing speaker, her presentation followed talks by André Schiffrin, founder
and director of The New Press; Andrew Brown, managing director of Cambridge University
Press; Garret P. Kiely, director of the University of Chicago Press; and John Donatich
of Yale University Press. Speakers in all languages championed the need for constant
dialogue among university publishers worldwide. The full conference program is available
In 2003, Callaway was named director of LSU Press, which has since published its fourth
Pulitzer Prize winner, three National Book Award Finalists, and received dozens of
other book awards. She has also served two terms on the board of the Association of
American University Presses, and she led that organization as its president in 2011-2012.
For more information, contact LSU Press at 225-578-8282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012