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    From Dissertation to Academic Book

    Top Tips from an Acquisitions Editor New scholars often turn to their dissertation for their first publication. They may know revisions are necessary but they may not know where to begin. We recently went live on Facebook to share our senior acquisitions editor’s top tips......

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    On a Deserted Island with AU Press

    Musings from the Desk of the Intern My supervisor suggested I rifle through the AU Press archives and pick three books I’d like to read, then write about them for the blog. Choosing between more than 120 titles covering a range of subject matter took......

  • An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land: A Timeline

    Ethnohistory is not just a congeries of research tools or methods. It also affords a common ground where kindred spirits can meet and communicate, not only to share findings but also to sharpen our understandings and interpretations by asking new questions that we might never......

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    Brief Thoughts on Scholarly Publishing and Open Access

    Hi there. Pleased to meet you. I’m new around here, so I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Virginia, and I’m completing a six-week internship with AU Press as part of my coursework for a degree in professional communications. You can expect to see......

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    The Newsletter: June

    Welcome to the June edition of The Newsletter! Media We started a new Instagram series last week and we hope that you’ll follow along! We’re taking our followers on an AU Press tour of Edmonton featuring our books about Edmonton! So far we have stopped......

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    Handmaids on the Hill: Atwood-inspired Activism

    You’ve likely seen a number of red-gowned women with white hats in the news recently. You might be looking at the release of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale or you might be looking at protesters from Planned Parenthood. Recently, Planned Parenthood volunteers, dressed in costumes inspired......

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    National Aboriginal Day 2017

    National Aboriginal Day is this Wednesday, June 21. As always, there is a multitude of activities around Edmonton to celebrate Canada’s Indigenous population. The day will be filled with pow wows, workshops, round dances, performances, and sacred ceremonies. Are you thinking of attending a pow......

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    Your AU Story

    Spring means that there are thousands of students graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs across Canada and the globe. Athabasca University’s convocation is as unique as its open and online programs which provide students with a flexible learning model that they won’t find anywhere else.......

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    Five Tips for Recovering from Congress 2017

    You know summer is on its way when the annual Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities starts wrapping up. This year, the week-long event was held at Ryerson University in Toronto and a record-setting 10,014 people attended! The Congress schedule is always packed with......

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    The Newsletter: May

    Welcome to the May edition of The Newsletter! New Releases Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin: Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments was published this month. More than just a record of archaeological assessments in Alberta’s oil sands, this volume seeks to inspire a more rigorous approach to the conservation......

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