Provost Lisa Lynch: Brandeis remains fully committed to Brandeis University Press

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to let you know about some changes related to how the Brandeis University Press will operate going forward.

Brandeis has been part of The University Press of New England (UPNE) consortium, which was founded in 1970 and at one point included as many as 10 member institutions. Over time, membership in UPNE dwindled, and Dartmouth and Brandeis have been the sole members of the consortium for the last two years. UPNE has been based in Lebanon, NH, and its staff are employees of Dartmouth College. With only two members, the consortium became financially unsustainable, and yesterday, April 17, the UPNE Board of Governors voted to dissolve the consortium and close the press. As a result, UPNE will wind down its operations by the end of the calendar year.

I want you to know that Brandeis remains fully committed to the future of Brandeis University Press. BUP will maintain current books in press or under review and continue to support its growing portfolio of books covering diverse subjects and perspectives. We are currently engaged in discussions to quickly find alternative arrangements to secure the Brandeis University Press imprint into the future, and we will announce those arrangements as soon as they are finalized.

Brandeis University Press publishes critically acclaimed, award-winning books covering diverse subjects and perspectives relating to politics, culture, history, gender, religion, philosophy, language, and literature. This includes books in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life, the Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Series on Jewish Women, The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities, the Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures, the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, and the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series.

BUP is an important part of our institutional mission and I look forward to its next chapter.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about these changes.

Best regards,


Lisa M. Lynch

Categories: Humanities and Social Sciences, Research

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