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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.

In Levittown’s Shadow

Poverty in America’s Wealthiest Postwar Suburb

Tim Keogh

Textual Magic

Charms and Written Amulets in Medieval England

Katherine Storm Hindley

The Scattered Court

Hindustani Music in Colonial Bengal

Richard David Williams

Oceans under Glass

Tank Craft and the Sciences of the Sea

Samantha Muka

A 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

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.

Plowshares into Swords

Weaponized Knowledge, Liberal Order, and the League of Nations

David Ekbladh

Living in the Future

Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Victoria W. Wolcott

A Righteous Smokescreen

Postwar America and the Politics of Cultural Globalization

Sam Lebovic

The 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.

The Chieftain and the Chair

The Rise of Danish Design in Postwar America

Maggie Taft

Country and Midwestern

Chicago in the History of Country Music and the Folk Revival

Mark Guarino

Atmospheres of Projection

Environmentality in Art and Screen Media

Giuliana Bruno

Conflict Graffiti

From Revolution to Gentrification

John Lennon

The 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


Architecture, Liberalism, and the Market

Anthony Fontenot

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.

Disputed Inheritance

The Battle over Mendel and the Future of Biology

Gregory Radick

Reading the Book of Nature

How Eight Best Sellers Reconnected Christianity and the Sciences on the Eve of the Victorian Age

Jonathan R. Topham

Knowing Manchuria

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

Ruth Rogaski

The Quest for Sexual Health

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

Steven Epstein

The 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

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