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Summer Reading at the Institute

· August 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today’s post is by Nadine Zimmerli, Associate Editor of Books When I was in college, I remember wandering into my local bookstore—Four Seasons Books, a gem of a place in Shepherdstown, West Virginia—and asking the owner for a good recommendation for summer reading. She suggested I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. This book was… Read More »

The Year in Publications

· December 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Today’s post comes from our interim Editor of Books, Paul W. Mapp. From an editor’s point of view, and, I suspect, from the reading public’s point of view, the exciting feature of 2016 for the Books program here at the Institute was the publication of a good number of excellent titles. Equally heartening are the… Read More »

How to become an academic book editor in five easy steps

· August 10th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Today’s post is by Nadine Zimmerli, Associate Editor of Book Publications, on how she came to academic publishing as a career. I skipped class in high school precisely once, to attend the Leipzig Book Fair (I know, it doesn’t get nerdier than that…). There, I asked a local publisher—I believe it was Reclam—whether they had… Read More »

Message in a Bottle

· March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

OI author Cécile Fromont writes about images and writing for scholars outside the world of art history— As most art historians – at least in my experience – I start reading a book by hungrily flipping through the pages to catch a glimpse of the images. The closer the book to my area of research,… Read More »