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  • The sandstone cliffs and trail in the head-smashed-in buffalo jump historic site, alberta, canada. This site had been used by native indians to hunt groups of buffalo in thousands of years ago.

    International Museum Day

    International Museum Day was founded in 1977 as a day to celebrate the importance of museums to the development of society. Every year, on May 18, museums around the world offer free admission, special events, and tours. Each year is organized around a theme and......

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    An Archaeological Perspective on Alberta’s Oil Sands

    In Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin: Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments, volume editor Brian Ronaghan, discusses the impact that oil sands development has on a crucial part of our environment: archaeological resources. Oil sands development decimates the archaeological record of a region, wiping out all the details of......

  • Fall 2017 and 2008 Catalogue

    Fall 2017 at AU Press

    Ten years ago, AU Press printed its first catalogue with an exciting mandate: All AU Press books would be available for free download from our website. AU Press was the first open access scholarly press in Canada and we have been working ever since our......

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    The Newsletter: April

    Welcome to the April edition of the Newsletter! New Release The Wolves at My Shadow: The Story of Ingelore Rothschild was released at the beginning of the month. This memoir recounts the escape of a prominent Jewish family from Nazi Germany through Russia to Japan. You......

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    Our Future Library at Congress 2017

    Canada’s largest academic conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, or “Congress,” is only weeks away! We’re thrilled to be sharing a booth once again with the University of Alberta Press and the University of Calgary Press. The theme of Congress is The Next......

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    The Wolves at My Shadow

    The Wolves at My Shadow is the latest title in AU Press’s “Our Lives” series. In 1946, as a twenty-two year old, Ingelore Rothschild sits down to write of her family’s escape from Nazi Germany, through Russia, to Japan. The following excerpt is from early......

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    The Newsletter: March

    Welcome to the March edition of the Newsletter! Most of this past month was focused on launching the RISE book club website and finalizing details for the launch of the book club itself. In case you haven’t heard, we partnered with Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton—RISE......

  • Actions and Words

    We officially launched the RISE book club yesterday! Thanks to everyone who attended the event at City Hall. If you don’t know what the RISE book club is all about, check out this blog post. We were honoured to have Arthur Bear Chief (author of My......

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    Poets on Poetry: World Poetry Day

    In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed March 21 as World Poetry Day and in 2016 Twitter resurrected poetry. We believe that literary works are integral to scholarship and in the concise, succinct, and reflective words that form poetry there is a vast expanse of knowledge. For International......

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    About Women by Women: International Women’s Day

    Today is International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the achievements of women in all areas. Inspired by Loganberry Books in Ohio, we are highlighting our female authors and the subject of women in scholarly publishing by hiding the spines of our male-authored books.......

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