2013 Meeting

Updates and Highlights for Attendees

AAUP 2013

June 20-22



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In This Issue
Issue #3: Spotlight on Boston
A Guide to Boston
Getting Oriented
The Locals
Save Time at Registration
Featured Session
Boston in Books
Recommended Reading

Welcome: Registrants Newsletter Issue #3

If you're just now joining us, the AAUP 2013 Registrants Newsletter provides periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your attendance at the Annual Meeting. You can expect notice of program changes, information about speakers, links to reports and white papers relevant to session topics, and much more.


Boston in the Spotlight  

The Hub of the Universe is also the hub of AAUP this year. We're incredibly pleased to be able to hold our annual confabulation in the original home of US publishing (and, of course, the current home of several AAUP members). Today's newsletter provides some ideas for what you might find when you take a breather from our packed agenda of educational and professional sessions, networking events, and exhibits.


A Guide to Boston

We turned to the experts to get an idea of what to see and do and eat and drink in their hometown. Paige Clunie of Harvard University Press and Kelley Travers of MIT Press compiled a guide for their visiting colleagues. Check it out online, or download it in PDF. Here's just a glimpse of the city they recommend:


Dine and Imbibe

From cannolis to burritos, tapas to steak dinners, seafood to vegetarian delights, you'll want a taste of Boston. Broken down by neighborhood, the Guide to Boston lists restaurants at different price points and for different moods and palates. Maybe you want the harbor views of Seaport destinations such as Legal Harborside or Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House; or maybe you'll explore the South End, a neighborhood the Guide suggests "just might be Boston's food capitol."


Or maybe you just need something to wet your whistle! We can suggest sangria at Ristorante Flore, a wide array of beers and ales at Stoddard' s, or creative cocktails at Eastern Standard, among others. Or browse the Guide's "Nightlife" section for a real break from the conference rooms!


Food for the Mind and Spirit

Boston is a great city for walking, and the Guide can suggest many pleasant strolls--including the Harborwalk just outside our conference hotel. If you have a bit of time before or after AAUP 2013, tour one of Boston's many fine museums, such as the famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or the Boston Children's Museum. You might catch the Red Sox at storied Fenway Park on June 18 or 19 (though they hit the road on June 20). Or visit the SoWa Open Market on Sunday after the meeting for food, art, and indie design.



Getting Oriented 

The "Getting Around" section of the Guide to Boston will be a handy companion for information on mass transit, taxis, and foot-powered locomotion; and the AAUP 2013 site offers other useful maps and travel hints. Check out the AAUP 2013 Google Map for an overview of conference and event sites.



The Locals  

Say hello to your colleagues from area presses while in Boston! We'll all have the opportunity to toast Harvard University Press on its centennial (read more about that next time!); and the metro area is home to several more fine scholarly presses, including Beacon, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the MIT Press. AAUP 2013 Program Chair Brian Halley represents the Boston office of the University of Massachusetts Press.



Save Time at Registration 

Attendees are encouraged to take a minute to verify their registration preferences. You'll help organizers better plan for the meeting and reduce waste by indicating which meals you plan to attend (and your dietary preferences) and avoid wasting time, paper, and ink on a badge reprint by confirming your information in advance. Attendees can check their information by clicking on the link provided in your confirmation email. To make changes to a record, modify it here, using the reference number provided in your confirmation email. (If you've forgotten your reference number, you can request that it be sent to you via this form.)


Important items to doublecheck: name spelling, job title, Twitter handle (if applicable), dietary preferences, meal/workshop attendance, registration fee status (please pay in full prior to the meeting). If you have any problems or questions, please contact annualmeeting@aaupnet.org



Featured Session: Boston Media  

Subtitled "What We Want," this roundtable offers the inside scoop on how to best pitch Boston-based media outlets. Panelists Jessica Alpert, Associate Producer, WBUR, Radio Boston; Deborah Chasman, Editor, Boston Review; Maureen Hoch, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review; Amanda Katz, Deputy Editor, Ideas, Boston Globe; and Marjorie Kehe, Books Editor, Christian Science Monitor will discuss what they look for from university presses when considering book coverage, their thoughts about online coverage, and whether moving beyond the print book review has changed expectations. Come prepared to pick their brains!  


Boston Media: What We Want  

Saturday, June 22, 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Boston in Books 

Boston is a storied town, and many of those stories have been published by AAUP members. To honor our host city, AAUP has published a Books for Understanding Boston bibliography, featuring 103 titles from 20 presses. Neatly balanced between the city's long history and modern presence, the bibliography includes titles on colonial history and recent architectural feats; cultural movements from feminism to labor to civil rights; baseball and ballet; and much more. 



Recommended Reading

beacon_paradise There are a plethora of great reads to be found in the Books for Understanding Boston guide, but we'll draw your attention to two that may add extra dimensions to your visit to the city. When you walk through the streets of Boston, these books will help you see beyond the immediate city. John Hanson Mitchell shows readers the natural history of Boston in The Paradise of All These Parts (Beacon, 2009). mass_lostboston 

The making and remaking of the city and the place is a tale for wanderers to have in hand as you explore. And in your other hand, take along Lost Boston (Massachusetts, 2006). Jane Holtz Kay tells the story of Boston's history through its built environment, showcasing architectural gems long since gone, and making the case for Boston's preservation in its continued evolution.


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