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ANU Press Newsletter: July 2020

Dear readers,

Welcome to July’s newsletter!

It’s fantastic to be back in the office after the lockdown period and return to a bit of normality. We’ve had another extremely busy quarter with 10 titles published and a whopping 29 titles in production.

During COVID-19 restrictions we enjoyed a significant increase in downloads and web traffic. This meant that we have surpassed 2 MILLION downloads so far this year – another new record! Again we would like to thank our wonderful authors and editorial board members. We couldn’t do this without you.

We have some exciting new titles coming soon: Fluid Matter(s) is the first fully online interactive book that we have published using Shorthand as a platform. This book is a valuable and interesting contribution of the history of fluids relating to the human body. Through a series of case studies from Europe, India, China, Mongolia and Japan, it suggests ways to make sense of this strange and dimly rememebered past, and urges the reader to reflect anew on the significance of fluids and flows in the history of medicice.

We are also excited to release A Populist Exception? The 2017 New Zealand General Election in August! This book draws on the 2017 New Zealand Election Study to uncover New Zealanders’ political attitudes and preferences post-election.

Coming soon

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Lorena Kanellopulos

Staff News

We are extremely sad to announce that our Press Manager Lorena Kanellopulos will be leaving us at the end of the month. Lorena has made an incredible contribution over the last 17 years at the Press (and 23 years at ANU!), and her dedication will always be a prime example for others. The team at ANU Press would like to say what a privilege it has been to have her as our Manager and as our friend. We will miss you very much and we wish you all the best for your future.

Professor James Fox has worked alongside Lorena since the first idea of ANU Press in 2002, and he reflects on her time here:

We are all saddened to learn that Lorena K. will be leaving ANU Press at the end of July. She will be sorely missed.

Lorena has been with the Press since its beginning – in fact, well before the Press actually began!

She was the ideal person to take charge of the Press. As manager of the Library’s fledgling OA Repository, she had the appropriate knowledge, skill and commitment to open access. So, when the Press was still just a bundle of ideas set out in a few memos, Lorena agreed to accept the challenge to manage the Press. She took charge when there was a goal but no vehicle. Clearheaded, competent, stylish and always ready with a plan, Lorena has guided the Press ever since. She has done this for the last 18 years and is responsible for the innovative path the Press has followed. On this long journey, Lorena has pushed the Press to become the world’s largest open-access university press.

Lorena’s decision to leave has been a difficult one – not a decision that has been easily taken for someone who has been a stalwart of ANU for so many years. For many years now, Lorena has been University Marshall. She has led processions of gowned graduates in the University’s most important ceremonies. She will be remembered in all the official photographs of ANU graduations.

We congratulate Lorena for all that she has done for the University and we thank her for her collegiality, conviviality and personal warmth and energy.

We wish her well in her future endeavours.
James J. Fox
Morrison's Miracle

Featured Title

Morrison's Miracle
The 2019 Australian Federal Election

Edited by Anika Gauja, Marian Sawer and Marian Simms
ISBN 9781760463618 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463625 (Online)
Published July 2020

Morrison’s Miracle provides a comprehensive account of the 2019 Australian election, which resulted in the surprise victory of the Coalition under Scott Morrison. It brings together 36 of Australia’s leading political analysts and scholars who analyse voter behaviour, campaign strategies, regional variations, polling, ideology, media and the new importance of memes and digital campaigning. Morrison’s victory underlined the continuing trend toward the personalisation of politics and the loss of trust in political institutions, both in Australia and across western democracies. It is indispensable for understanding the May 2019 Coalition victory, which surprised many observers and confounded pollsters and political pundits. Morrison's Miracle is the 17th book in the federal election series and the ninth sponsored by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Book Launches

On June 25, the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs launched In From the Cold marking our first public zoom event during covid restrictions.

On Monday August 3, Mark Kenny will be joined by ANU Vice Chancellor Julie Bishop and Andrew Podger for the Democracy Sausage podcast. The conversation will centre on Andrew’s co-edited title Designing Governance Structures for Performance and Accountability – Developments in Australia and Greater China.

Recent Releases

Consolidated Gold Fields in Australia

Consolidated Gold Fields in Australia
The Rise and Decline of a British Mining House, 1926–1998

By Robert Porter
ISBN 9781760463496 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463502 (Online)
Published April 2020

Made in China Journal: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020

Made in China Journal: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020

Edited by Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere
ISSN 2652-6352 (Print)
ISSN 2206-9119 (Online)
Published May 2020

Morrison's Miracle

Morrison's Miracle
The 2019 Australian Federal Election

Edited by Anika Gauja, Marian Sawer and Marian Simms
ISBN 9781760463618 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463625 (Online)
Published July 2020

People and Place

People and Place
The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in History and Literature

By Len Richardson
ISBN 9781760463441 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463458 (Online)
Published May 2020

 

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 12, Number 2, 2020

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 12, Number 2, 2020

ISSN 1837-5081 (Print)
ISSN 1837-509X (Online)
Published June 2020

 

Designing Governance Structures for Performance and Accountability

Designing Governance Structures for Performance and Accountability
Developments in Australia and Greater China

Edited by Andrew Podger, Tsai-tsu Su, John Wanna, Hon S. Chan and Meili Niu
ISBN 9781760463595 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463601 (Online)
Published July 2020

International Review of Environmental History: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020

International Review of Environmental History: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020

Edited by James Beattie
ISSN 2205-3204 (Print)
ISSN 2205-3212 (Online)
Published May 2020

 

Dictionary of World Biography

Dictionary of World Biography
Seventh Edition

By Barry Jones
ISBN 9781760463793 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463809 (Online)
Published June 2020

A Sketch Grammar of Pondi

A Sketch Grammar of Pondi

By Russell Barlow
ISBN 9781760463830 (Print)
ISBN 9781760463847 (Online)
Published July 2020

 

Upcoming Books and Journals

2020 Statistics

In the Media

Great article from the ANU Newsroom about the influence of memes in the 2019 election, analysed in our latest title Morrison's Miracle.

Barry Jones in Saturday’s Age: ‘[The book] demonstrates my preoccupation, even obsession, about making sense of the world to myself and sharing those insights with others.’ Barry has produced a new edition of Dictionary of World Biography.

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