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  • Sep 14 2021

University Press of Kentucky Welcomes University of Pikeville to Consortium

The University of Pikeville is the newest member of the consortium of institutions represented by the University Press of Kentucky (UPK). The consortium includes all of Kentucky’s state universities, seven of its private colleges and two historical societies. Each constituent institution is represented on a statewide editorial board, which supervises the UPK imprint.

“As the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, we are thrilled to have Appalachia’s leading higher education institution represented on our editorial board,” said Ashley Runyon, director of UPK. “Our ongoing commitment to highlighting Appalachia makes UPIKE a natural fit for our consortium, and our entire catalog will only be improved by the valuable perspectives of scholars living and working in the region.”

Since the formation of the consortium in 1969, the press has meaningfully served readers, students, and scholars in Kentucky and Appalachia with publications of special regional interest. The press has more than 60 titles, both fiction and nonfiction, on Appalachia, as well as two series dedicated to the region: Appalachian Futures and Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies.

For more information on the University Press of Kentucky and the consortium, contact Brooke Raby, director of marketing and sales, at brooke.raby@uky.edu.

The University Press of Kentucky is the statewide nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Serving all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as seven private colleges and Kentucky’s two major historical societies, it was organized in 1969 as successor to the University of Kentucky Press. UPK is dedicated to the publication of academic books of high scholarly merit as well as significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South and Appalachia.