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Endowed Publication Programs

The Bevington Fund

The Bevington Fund  helps publish work by emerging scholars and is used in support of first books, particularly in the humanities. The fund was established in 2006 with a $100,000 gift by David and Peggy Bevington, which has been augmented by students, friends, and a foundation.

Great and Rising Nation

Naval Exploration and Global Empire in the Early US Republic

Michael A. Verney

Outside Literary Studies

Black Criticism and the University

Andy Hines

Biotic Borders

Transpacific Plant and Insect Migration and the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism in America, 1890–1950

Jeannie N. Shinozuka

Trading Freedom

How Trade with China Defined Early America

Dael A. Norwood

Mantle of the Earth

Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor

Veronica della Dora

Blood Relations

Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Jenny Bangham

Strange Likeness

Description and the Modernist Novel

Dora Zhang

Pragmatism’s Evolution

Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Trevor Pearce

The Meijer Foundation Fund

Endowed in 2018 by a generous gift from the Meijer Foundation of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this fund supports the publication of books of enduring interest in the disciplines of American political history, political science, and related areas. In recognition of the Meijer family’s connection to the greater Midwest, special consideration is given to books and authors that are grounded in the history and culture of the Great Lakes region.

Living in the Future

Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Victoria W. Wolcott

Righteous Smokescreen

Postwar America and the Politics of Cultural Globalization

Sam Lebovic

Rise of Common-Sense Conservatism

The American Right and the Reinvention of the Scottish Enlightenment

Antti Lepistö

Pulp Empire

The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism

Paul S. Hirsch

The Neil Harris Endowment Fund

The Neil Harris Endowment Fund was established in 2008 to support the publication of heavily illustrated, historically significant books. The Fund honors the innovative scholarship of Neil Harris, the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Chicago, and it is supported by contributions from the students, colleagues, and friends of Neil Harris.

Conflict Graffiti

From Revolution to Gentrification

John Lennon

Contested Crown

Repatriation Politics between Europe and Mexico

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Value in Art

Manet and the Slave Trade

Henry M. Sayre

Encounters in the New World

Jesuit Cartography of the Americas

Mirela Altic

Nature’s Mirror

How Taxidermists Shaped America’s Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Mary Anne Andrei

Picturing Political Power

Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Allison K. Lange


A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Christopher M. Kelty

Materials of the Mind

Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

James Poskett

The Philip Gossett Publication Fund

This fund supports books on music that embody the high scholarly standards of its namesake, the renowned opera historian, teacher, and editor Philip Gossett (1941-2017). Gossett was the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Music and former Dean of the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago. Publications supported by the fund range from musicological studies to critical editions published by the Press, including The Works of Giuseppe Verdi. The fund was established in 2018 with the support of family, friends, and former colleagues and students of Philip Gossett. The Franke Family Charitable Foundation has provided a generous inaugural gift.

The Susan Elizabeth Abrams Fund in History of Science

The Susan Elizabeth Abrams Fund in History of Science supports the publication of books in the history of science that reflect the standards of Susan Abrams, science editor at the Press from 1979 to 2003.

Knowing Manchuria

Environments, the Senses, and Natural Knowledge on an Asian Borderland

Ruth Rogaski

Quest for Sexual Health

How an Elusive Ideal Has Transformed Science, Politics, and Everyday Life

Steven Epstein

Maternal Imprint

The Contested Science of Maternal-Fetal Effects

Sarah S. Richardson

Galileo’s Idol

Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Nick Wilding

Modern Nature

The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Lynn K. Nyhart

Nature’s Ghosts

Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Mark V. Barrow, Jr.

Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty

Science, Liberalism, and Private Life

Deborah R. Coen

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