This week the Association of American University Presses will celebrate University Press Weeka week started by President Jimmy Carter who introduced it “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

Aaaand, we’re off! Today’s awesome line-up includes posts from:

+ Harvard: “My Blue Bound Loves" by Anthony Grafton
+ Duke: A guest post by Jack Halberstam
+ Stanford: Steve Levingston on why university presses matter  
+ University of Georgia: Claire Bond Potter argues for UPs as sustainable presses  
+ University of Missouri: Ned Stuckey-French and Bruce Miller on why we need university presses

Check ‘em out. 

(And keep an eye out for Georgetown on Thursday, and yours truly on Friday!)